This Passion Fruit Mojito is packed with fresh vibrant fruit, mint, sugar and rum, then topped up with soda water for a refreshing and fun cocktail.
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If you love a classic mojito, you’re going to really love this passion fruit mojito. When passion fruit is in season, this is one of the best ways to use them up. The acidic tropical flavor of passion fruit is perfect for a mojito.
We make a lot of mojitos at home, as you can tell from all the recipes we’ve shared here — mango mojitos, pineapple mojitos… — because the flavors are just so great. You really can’t go wrong with a either a classic or fruity mojito.
One of the main things to keep in mind is that there is a fine balance of flavors here, so even one little tweak to the ratios in the recipe will throw it off and the cocktail won’t taste quite right. We’ve spent a lot of time and sipping perfecting this recipe.
For the rum, I use Bacardi silver, which I find to be great in cocktails and it’s not too expensive. If you want to read more about what rums to use in a mojito, we’ve got a whole post on the subject (I wasn’t kidding when I said we drink a lot of mojitos!).
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Ingredients in a Passion Fruit Mojito
What you’ll need to make this cocktail is:
- Fresh, ripe passion fruit – Ripe passion fruit is very important for this recipe. If the passion fruit isn’t quite ripe yet, it can be too sour and acidic for a mojito. It needs to be at its peak of ripeness, so the sweeter tropical flavors dominate.
- Lime wedges
- Mint leaves
- Rum – I use Bacardi silver, which I find to be great in cocktails and it’s not too expensive.
- Soda Water
Ripe passion fruit is very important for this recipe. If the passion fruit isn’t quite ripe yet, it can be too sour and acidic for a mojito. It needs to be at its peak of ripeness, so the sweeter tropical flavors dominate.
If you want to cut the sugar, you can replace regular sugar with a sugar substitute. The one I use is Xylitol because it has a 1:1 sweetness to sugar. If you use something different, I can’t guarantee the right amount of sweetness, because they all vary so much.
How to Make a Passion Fruit Mojito
You need a tall glass and a muddler. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the handle of another utensil that has a thick handle.
I prefer one that’s made in one solid piece so it’s easier to clean, like this one. You don’t want to crush the lime and mint too much when you’re muddling it, or the bitter flavors will come out. Just press enough to release the juice from the lime.
Add the passion fruit pulp, mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar to the glass. Muddle them together well, pressing down on the lime wedges and stirring to dissolve the sugar slightly.
Next, add the ice and the rum and stir everything together. Then top the glass up with soda water or tonic (I personally use slimline tonic). Give it one final stir. Then you can add more lime leaves and another wedge of lime for garnish.
For the glass, I usually use a highball or pint glass for a mojito, but I also like using stemless wine glasses. The cocktail fits nicely in a 10-16 oz glass.
How To Tell If Passion Fruit Is Ripe
You want to look for a wrinkly, dark purple or dark yellowy red fruit. A green passion fruit is not ripe and needs a few days on the counter to ripen. Once you try this ripe delicious fruit you will keep coming back for more.
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Passion Fruit Mojito
This Passion Fruit Mojito is packed with vibrant fruit, lime, mint, sugar and rum, then topped up with soda water for a refreshing and fun cocktail.
- 1 passion fruit
- 10 mint leaves
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
- 2 ounces rum
- 1 cup ice (small cubes)
- 2 ounces soda water
- Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the pulp. Combine the passion fruit, 8 mint leaves, sugar, and lime wedges in a tall glass. Muddle together, pressing firmly on the lime, but not crushing it.
- Add the rum and ice. Stir together.
- Top up with soda water. Garnish with remaining mint leaves.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 490Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 112mgCarbohydrates: 87gFiber: 33gSugar: 46gProtein: 9g
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Laura is the founder and editor of the travel blogs Savored Sips and Savored Journeys. She is dedicated to sharing the best information about drinks found around the world.