Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail

Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail

Inspired by Thailand

Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com 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 ...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1
Servings
1
Season
Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
Thai
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Yield
1
Servings
1
Diet
Dairy-Free, Vegetarian
Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail | http://saltandwind.com

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)!

Ingredients

  • ice cubes
  • 1 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unrefined cane sugar
  • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves

    divided

  • 1 large ripe passionfruit

    or 1 tablespoon passionfruit puree

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 to 2 ounce chilled club soda

Instructions

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 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.

Tip

You can do this in a sturdy Tom Collins glass too—just be careful you don't muddle too hard!

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