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Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail Recipe

I’m not sure how or why it took so long for me to have my first passionfruit mojito.

I mean, it’s especially strange when you consider that a good portion of the places where we work here at Salt & Wind Travel (ahem, Hawaii, Mexico) are overflowing with this tropical fruit.

All The Passion Fruit Flavors

I’ve long been a fan of the sweet, tart, floral flavor of fresh passionfruit. And, when I met my husband and started spending more time in Hawaii, well, I started coming across a lot more of the passion fruit (aka lilikoi in Hawaiian) flavors.

From passionfruit margaritas at a wedding and passion fruit iced tea to passion fruit-filled malasadas and even the passion fruit custard pie our friend would make from scratch, the flavor showed up seemingly everywhere. No surprise since the vine seems to grow with abandonment across the islands.

Finding Fresh Passion Fruit

Fresh passion fruit can be hard to find on the mainland. Sometimes I find it growing rogue in a friend’s backyard and every once in a while it pops up at the farmers market. But, more often than not, you need to buy passion fruit juice or even frozen passion fruit pulp to get good passion fruit flavor.

But back to this Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail recipe. When I visited Thailand, the cocktail became 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 passion fruit so go ahead and add 1 or 2 or 3 to each drink if you can get that many.

What To Serve With This Passion Fruit Mojito

As for what to have with it? We say have something toasted and salty and snackable like peanuts. Specifically, we’d serve up these Kaffir Lime Peanuts, these Mexican Chile-Lime Peanuts, or even these Star Anise Hawaiian Style Boiled Peanuts.

Now, go stock up on all your cooking essentials, then head into the kitchen, make this, and share it with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social!

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Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail Recipe

I'm not sure how it took so long for me to have my first Passion Fruit Mojito. I've long made Passion Fruit margaritas and often travel to places that have tons of the fruit but I never had the cocktail until Thailand. I couldn't wait any longer to bring you the Passion Fruit Mojito Cocktail recipe.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Thai
Servings 1 Mojito

Ingredients
  

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 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

  • 1 to 2 ounces chilled club soda

Instructions
 

  • Make The Crushed Ice: Wrap a handful of ice cubes in a clean kitchen towel or in an ice bag, and, using a rolling pin or mallet, tap on it until all the ice is broken up and crushed into pieces ranging from pea-sized to snowflake sized. 
  • Make The Mojito: Combine the rum, lime juice, sugar, all but 1 sprig of mint, and passion fruit 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.
Keyword Aperitivo, Fancy cocktail, Fancy drink
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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