Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Rakiwi Fizz On The Rocks

Rakiwi Fizz On The RocksOne of the best drinks I have had for many a time was given to me from a Bulgarian friend. The weather was very hot, not wind and we were all dying for a drink as we sat down in the grape trellised garden. His wife, a superb cook, prepared a drink for us all but didn’t' say what it was until we tried it.

Green drinks don't always appeal to me, but I got passed the look and tasted the fizzy drinks under the layer of ice - It was fantastic! There was a little kick through the ice cool fruity taste that reminded me of something I couldn't quite put my finger on. I had to have the recipe as the drink cooled us all down from top to bottom!

After lots of teasing the simple recipe was given. It was a simple mix of kiwi pop and Rakia with lots of ice. This was a family recipe that they often have during the summer evenings and of course give guests. It goes great with Bulgarian snacks like serine, salami and any type of salad. It would certainly appeal as a women's drink to those ladies who can't handle neat Rakia. I can't help thinking that they would have to dress up in the right outfits to suit the bright green colour of the drink.

We have nicknamed it Rakiwi Fizz and the recipe is given here:

Rakiwi Fizz Recipe

Serve 4


1 Litre Kiwi Flavoured Carbonated Pop
300 ml Homemade grape or sliva rakia (45-50% alcohol)
Lots of crushed ice
a sprig of mint for garnish


Simply pour the lemonade carefully into a jug. Then add the rakia and stir gently. Pour the mixture into the serving glasses leaving space for the ice. Add a handful of the crushed ice to each glass. Add the sprig of mint and serve with a straw.

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