gin and tonic) has long been a standing favorite at happy hour. Believe it or not some people just don't like gin and we've even heard of juniper allergies, so we replaced the G with V, added a little kiwi for vitamin C, and voilá we've got an equally refreshing sip that may just become a serious summer cocktail contender.Maureen C. Petrosky writes what she knows, food, booze and parties. Author of The Wine Club, she appears regularly on The TODAY show to share her vices (and advice) with the world. For more info check out www.maureenpetrosky.com or follow her on Twitter @maureenpetrosky Related: Perfectly Simple Cinco de Mayo Recipe: The Rangpur Lime Margarita (Images: Maureen Petrosky)
This kiwi vodka and tonic is simple to whip up and makes for a gorgeous pitcherfull too. Whether you're making one or ten it's the ideal cocktail to kick off a warm- weathered weekend. Vodka is typically more neutral in flavor (unless it's a flavored vodka), than gin, which allows for the kiwi and lime flavor to shine through in this cocktail. If you like your drinks on the drier side substitute club soda for the tonic. Serve alongside some pita with a spicy raita or tzatziki and you've got yourself a brilliant happy hour in 10 minutes time.