Recipe and by Dana Slatkin at Goodbite.com
3 kiwi, halved, plus additional kiwi, sliced, for garnish
1 1/2 pounds pineapple (about 1 large), diced
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup packed mint leaves, plus additional sprigs for garnish
4 cups brewed decaffeinated green tea, room temperature
2 drops of green food coloring, optional
2 (12-ounce) cans natural or sugar-free lemon lime soda, or 2 cups vodka
Using a soup spoon, scoop the kiwi flesh into a blender.
Add the pineapple, lime juice, and mint.
Pour in the green tea and drops of food coloring if using and blend well.
Pour the liquid through a fine-meshed sieve, pressing down on the solids with a ladle, into a punch bowl.
Chill for at least 2 hours.
If you like your punch bubbly (and alcohol-free), add 2 cans of soda just before serving.
Or spike it with vodka.
Serve in punch cups or glasses over ice, garnished with a slice of kiwi and sprig of mint.
Makes 9 cups, or 12 servings