I'm not sure how or why it took so long for me to have myfirst passionfruit mojito. I've long made passionfruit margaritas, love passionfruit iced tea, have tried my hand at passionfruit custard pie, and often travel to places that have tons of the fruit (Hawaii, Mexico) but had never had a passionfruit mojito until I visited Thailand. And while I was traveling in Thailand, well, it was my go-to drink because almost every bar I went to had its own unique version. The best ones were always made with lots of fresh passionfruit so go ahead and add 1 or 2 or 3 to each drink (especially if you have a generous friend who will donate some passionfruit to the cause- kinda like the passionfruit-loving Drake throwing free stuff around in his new music video)!
or 1 tablespoon passionfruit puree
Wrap a few handfuls of ice cubes in a clean towel or ice crusher bag and, using a mallet, rolling pin, or muddler, tap until all the ice is broken up and crushed (you want a mix of ice sizes from pea sized to snowlike).
Combine the rum, lime juice, sugar, all but 1 sprig of mint, and passionfruit in a cocktail shaker and muddle a few times to break up most of the mint and passionfruit seeds. Pour mixture into a tall glass (such as a Tom Collins), add ice to fill 3/4 of the way, stir then top with club soda, more ice (as needed), garnish with mint and serve.
You can do this in a sturdy Tom Collins glass too—just be careful you don't muddle too hard!
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