Bubbling Cocktails

The beverages (actually kiwi-based refreshers) look pleasingly poisonous in any glass, but chemistry flasks -- available online from lab suppliers for a few dollars apiece -- suit them best.

Photo by Tempest R.
Adapted from marthastewart.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

Cocktails

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

8

servings

Adapted from marthastewart.com

Ingredients

  • Glass measuring cup

  • 1

    cup boiling water

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • 2

    cups packed mint leaves

  • 6

    kiwis

  • Blender

  • Cheesecloth

  • Fine sieve

  • Pitcher

  • Ice

  • 1

    liter sparkling water or club soda

  • Chemistry flasks

  • Straws

Directions

In a glass measuring cup, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 cup sugar. Stir until sugar has dissolved; refrigerate until cool. Puree 2 cups packed mint leaves (1 small bunch) with 1/4 cup cooled syrup in a blender. Add 6 peeled, quartered kiwis, and blend until just smooth. Add remaining syrup. Pour through a cheesecloth-lined fine sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in ice and 1 liter sparkling water or club soda. (For a cocktail version, add 1 cup vodka.) Pour into flasks, and serve with straws.

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