2 oz Citrus vodka, St. George
1⁄4 wdg Kiwi (peeled)

Muddle kiwi, add remaining ingredients, shake and fine strain into a coupe.


These recipes with muddled fruit work much better with a Boston Shaker and a four prong strainer, and a mesh strainer below as you pour into the glass. A capped cocktail strainer will clog. The fine strainer is essential to catch the (abundant) Kiwi seeds.

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Picture of Ectoplasm Cooler
Created by
Jenny Schwartz / Hopscotch Tavern / Oakland, CA
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  • a little bit tart — ★★★
  • The color and taste are both vibrant and fresh. This may run a tad sweet for some. For those I would recommend cutting back on the simple. — ★★★★
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We hesitate to publish a recipe like this. It features flavored vodka (strike one), simple fruit flavors (strike two), and a sweet (but not super-sweet) balance (foul ball). But St George published this for their vodka and we respect St George. Plus we haven't made it so we don't know really what it's like.

This seems like a perfectly respectable drink, especially if you cut the simple a bit. I don't know any cocktail bartenders who would dismiss this out of hand.

I have to agree with Rafa. See nothing wrong here. A well made vodka paired with fresh juice, simple and a bit of kiwi. What's not to love?

As a curator here, I'd like to share my thoughts about this drink and why I really was on the fence about approving it. There are multiple issues here. First, it is meant to mimic a kid's juice box (Hi-C's Ecto Cooler). Second, it's about as basic of a drink as you can really get. It's a slightly modified Lemon Drop with better vodka - the other drinks at the link don't inspire a lot of confidence. On the plus side, the drink comes from a professional bartender (her name is Jenny, not Jerry though) and it uses what is really a very good quality spirit, though it's one that usually throws up a red flag for me. On the negative side, it's pretty basic, it's a very slightly modified version of a 'dark ages' classic, it violates a couple of points of the Style Guidelines and it's designed to appeal to the sensibilities of someone who never figured out that an adult cocktail shouldn't taste like an 8 year old's after school drink.  Thanks,  Zachary

Made it to use up some citron vodka and put a dash of agave syrup in to keep the sweetness down and a bit more subtle and it's fine as a quick drink after work