Passionfruit Mojito Cocktail – How to make the Best Passion Fruit Mojito Recipe

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Last Updated on July 14, 2021 by Chef Mireille

Passionfruit Mojito is so easy to make, now that passionfruit pulp is now available in the refrigerator section of many supermarkets. There is no longer an expedition needed to go in search of passionfruit. Of course, if you live in an area where fresh passionfruit is available, that is even better. For the rest of you, refrigerator or frozen passionfruit pulp works just as good for this Cuban Passion fruit Mojito.

Mojito is one of the most popular cocktails. Fresh mint & lime with a bit of sugar and rum is a bright, refreshing cocktail, especially great during hot summer days.

No wonder this delicious cocktail was created in the Caribbean, using natural ingredients easily available to bring the best of the Caribbean into one delicious cocktail. 

It’s time to enjoy Cocktail Hour Cuban style with this modern Coconut Mojito with Passionfruit.

Passionfruit Mojito with fresh mint and passionfruit puree

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History of the Mojito

Although the Classic Mojito Recipe only includes a few basic ingredients, nowadays because it has gained so much in popularity, there are so many variations to the Cuban Mojito.

The mojito dates back to the 1500’s when Sir Francis Drake was in Cuba to loot the country of its gold. His men suffered from dysentery and scurvy. The native Indians created a tonic made from agaurdiente, a liquor distilled from sugar cane, lime juice, sugar cane juice and mint. 

This tonic worked and as it tasted so good, it grew in popularity. The aguardiente was replaced with rum, as rum became more popular and is also distilled from sugarcane. It later took on the name mojito, which most believe is named after mojo – the Cuban lime based marinade.

When the Bacardi Rum Company was created in the 1800’s, the mojito was a big part of their promotions of their rum. Between them and Ernest Hemingway’s discovery of the cocktail, the drink spread worldwide and now it is one of the most popular cocktails here in America.

What is the best rum for mojitos?

White Rum is the traditional rum for classic Cuban Mojito, but you can use flavored rums like the Coconut Rum I used in this version.

To maintain the freshness that the lime and mint brings, stick with mild white rum’s instead of amber or dark rum.

Sweetener

Traditionally, raw sugar is muddled with the mint. I used raw brown sugar to add another level of flavor, however, it is usually done with white sugar.

However, you can use other sweeteners like simply syrup, honey or agave nectar to flavor up this homemade mojito.

Now let’s go over all of the ingredients you will need to make the best Passionfruit Mojito.

Mojito cocktail in glasses with lime and mint

 What is in a Passionfruit Mojito?

  • fresh mint leaves
  • raw sugar
  • coconut rum (white rum is the traditional choice)
  • passionfruit puree
  • fresh lime juice
  • club soda
  • mint and lime, for garnish
  • ice
ingredients to make a mojito with labels

Having a home bartender set will make cocktail hour an easy chore with all the tools you need at hand. If you like to experiment with home cocktails like Jacmel Rum Punch, this cocktail set will make it a cinch!

Here’s what you will use:

  • tumbler
  • citrus strainer
  • muddler
  • shot pourer
How to make a mojito

Tools

Before we get to the recipe, mojito’s now come in a huge variety of flavors. Here are some others you may want to try, simply by replacing the passionfruit pulp with any of these flavors.

Mojito Variations

  • Cucumber Mojito
  • Basil Mojito
  • Mango Mojito
  • Ginger Mojito
  • Pineapple Mojito
  • Orange Mojito

The variety of flavored mojito’s you can make are endless. What you can also do at your next party is to create a Make Your Own Mojito Bar.

Simply create a mojito mix by combining all of the ingredients above except the passionfruit. That is your base mix. Then have a variety of juices/pulps and people can flavor their own mojito’s as they wish!

How to make a Passionfruit Mojito?

  • In a tumbler, using a muddler, muddle the sugar and the mint together to release the mint juices.
  • Add the rum, passionfruit puree and lime juice.
  • Add a little bit of ice and shake well.
  • Top the glass off with a little club soda.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lime.
glasses of mojito with fresh mint and lime

Although I love this formula, you can always customize your mojito by adding a little more or less rum as you desire.

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Passionfruit Mojito

A refreshing Cuban cocktail with fresh mint, lime and the sweet tart flavors of passionfruit!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 ounces passionfruit pulp
  • 4 ounces coconut rum or white rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • ¼ cup club soda

Instructions

  • In a tumbler, using a muddler, muddle the sugar and the mint together to release the mint juices.
  • Add the rum, passionfruit puree and lime juice.
  • Add a little bit of ice and shake well.
  • Strain into a high ball glass with ice.
  • Top the glass off with a little club soda.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lime.

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Notes

You can make variations by replacing the passionfruit pulp with things like:
  • cucumber
  • basil
  • orange juice
  • pineapple juice
  • fresh ginger

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
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