Passion Fruit Mojito
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Passion Fruit Mojito
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.9 / 5
I started making this cocktail after moving to Taiwan which has many tropical and exotic fruits available year round. I started making this cocktail after moving to Taiwan which has many tropical and exotic fruits available year round.
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White rum
Garnish
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Mint, passion fruit
Alcohol content
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18.37% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
90ml 3.04oz 9cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
30ml 1oz 3cl
7.5ml ¼oz 0.8cl
2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Passion Fruit Mojito beautifully marries the classic refreshing zest of a mojito with the exotic sweetness of passion fruit, creating a vibrant twist that elevates this beloved Cuban cocktail. The tangy burst from the lemon juice complements the passion fruit's tropical flair, while the mint and soda water maintain that crisp, invigorating signature, making this drink a delightful treat for those who fancy a fruity yet sharp libation.

Method
How to make a Passion Fruit Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Put eight mint leaves, the white rum, the sugar syrup, the lemon juice and the passion fruit in the bottom of a shaker and muddle
Add some ice then shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted
Put the mixture into a highball glass, add some more ice and top with soda water
Garnish with a sprig of mint and a passion fruit husk, and serve
~ If you don’t have access to fresh passion fruit, a purée or preserve tastes good as well. You can use ginger ale instead of soda water. ~

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·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Highball  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly muddle mint leaves for a Passion Fruit Mojito?

To properly muddle mint leaves for a Passion Fruit Mojito, first place the mint leaves and sugar syrup into your highball glass. Use a muddler to gently press down and twist on the mint leaves a few times. This releases the essential oils from the mint without shredding the leaves into small pieces, which can make the drink bitter and difficult to sip. Be gentle; the goal is to bruise the leaves to release flavor, not to completely crush them.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Passion Fruit Mojito, and how is it made?

Yes, there is a non-alcoholic version of the Passion Fruit Mojito, often referred to as a 'Virgin Passion Fruit Mojito'. To make it, simply exclude the white rum and increase the soda water to taste, usually adding an extra 60-90ml, depending on your preference. You can also add a small amount of non-alcoholic rum-flavored syrup to mimic the taste of rum. The rest of the ingredients and preparation steps remain the same, ensuring you can enjoy the tropical flavors without the alcohol.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different kind of fruit instead of passion fruit in a Passion Fruit Mojito?

Absolutely! While passion fruit gives a unique tropical flavor, you can easily substitute it with other fruits like mango, peach, or raspberry for a different twist on the cocktail. The key is to maintain the balance between the sweetness of the fruit and the acidity of the lemon juice. If the substitute fruit is sweeter, you may want to reduce the sugar syrup slightly to avoid an overly sweet cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Passion Fruit Mojito to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Passion Fruit Mojito is in a highball glass filled with crushed ice. This amplifies the cooling effect of the drink. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a slice of passion fruit or lime wheel on the rim of the glass for an appealing presentation. Additionally, serving it with a straw allows drinkers to enjoy the layered flavors of mint, rum, and passion fruit evenly from the first sip to the last.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time of year to enjoy a Passion Fruit Mojito?

The Passion Fruit Mojito is a versatile cocktail that's especially refreshing during the spring and summer months, thanks to its tropical flavor profile and cooling characteristics. It's perfect for warm weather gatherings, poolside lounging, or as a summery treat. However, due to the availability of passion fruit and mint, it can be enjoyed year-round whenever you're in the mood for a fruity and refreshing cocktail.

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