Refreshing, fruity, and packed full of flavor, if you love passion fruit then you’ve got to give our passion fruit mojito a try! This is a twist on the classic mojito and we think it’s a winning recipe!
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Why you’ll love this refreshing cocktail
- Bursting full of tropical fruit flavor, this is so refreshing!
- It’s perfect for a summer day, think warm weather, think palm trees!
- You can make it in just 5 minutes.
- It’s 100% vegetarian.
Want some more inspiration? Check out our easy summer cocktails.
If you love mojitos then you’ll love this twist, full of fresh fruit flavor, this will be your new favorite cocktail!
Where do mojitos come from?
A classic mojito comes from Cuba.
The word has it that they were invented to help prevent illness, possibly invented by South Americans who went to Cuba and s
There’s a strong suggestion that they were originally invented for medicinal purposes by South Americans.
They went to Cuba to search out ingredients for remedies and returned.
Does passion fruit really work in a mojito?
This, for us, is a resounding yes!
We love the tropical sweet taste that passion fruits bring to the drinks.
It works really well because the passion fruit is counteracted by the lime juice producing drinks that are full of flavor!
The liqueur is fruity enough to mean you don’t need to buy passion fruit juice.
What is the best alcohol for mojitos?
In a classic mojito, the alcohol would be white rum but in our summer passion fruit mojitos, we use both white rum and Passoa which is a passion fruit liqueur.
Is this cocktail vegan?
Yes, the good news is that all the ingredients are vegan, so it’s safe to serve.
However, please be aware that we always recommend that you check the labels on your chosen brands as sometimes the recipes change.
Bottled lime juice vs freshly squeezed
This isn’t a difficult question for us to answer and to put it into context when we’ve visited a country like India and tasted their bananas fresh from the tree, they are exceptional.
When we’re back in the UK our bananas are like cardboard due to all of the preservatives they’ve had to put into them.
It’s the same when you squeeze a lime, the fresh juice that is produced is wonderful whereas the bottled will never be as good due to all of the preservatives it has to have in it.
It has to be fresh lime juice all the way.
What should I garnish it with?
Fresh mint leaves are always a good garnish even for a passion fruit mojito.
They give freshness to the cocktail and also add a little visual height.
Do I have to use fresh passion fruit?
You don’t have to use fresh passion fruit if you don’t have one, you can still get the wonderful flavor from the passion fruit liqueur.
But if you can get hold of some, then please do as it really enhances the cocktail and give a real different summer cocktail feel to your drink.
We’ve taken the seeds from fresh passion fruit and incorporated them into our mojito, and they look and taste amazing.
What equipment do I need to make this drink?
You’ll need a muddling spoon, a cocktail shaker, a jigger, a lime juicer, and a mojito glass.
How do you muddle a cocktail?
When you muddle ingredients for a cocktail, you are pressing down and twisting the muddling spoon.
What this does, is release the flavors and oils from the ingredients such as fresh mint leaves and they can then infuse into the cocktail.
Some people muddle sugar and lime juice, but we don’t as we use sugar syrup for the sweetness.
Can I make this ahead?
Not really, when you’ve muddled your mint, if you leave it for too long then it will start to go brown which is less than appealing.
Also, your soda or sparkling water will go flat and that’s just not acceptable.
So, we think that you really do need to make your passion fruit mojito just before you want to serve it.
If you want another easy summer cocktail idea that you can make ahead, then check out our refreshing passion fruit margarita cocktail.
Can I make a pitcher of this?
Of course, you can!
Just put 8 servings in our recipe card and it will calculate the correct ingredients for you.
What glasses do I serve it in?
You need highball glasses to serve your mojitos in, so make sure you use a tall glass.
Small rock glasses just won’t work as there are lots of ingredients included in your drinks.
Crushed ice Vs ice cubs
This all boils down to personal preference.
We like a handful of ice cubes as they don’t melt as quickly and dilute the flavors of your passion fruit mojito.
Others prefer crushed ice as it helps to cool your mojito more quickly.
We think that if you keep your club soda water nice and chilled then there really shouldn’t be the need to use crushed ice, so we suggest you chuck in a handful of ice cubes.
Does it matter which brand of rum I use?
It doesn’t matter what brand of rum you use but it needs to be white rum.
We’ve used Bacardi silver rum but use the brand you prefer.
What other mojitos can I make?
There are many different mojitos that all share the same basic ingredients of white rum, club soda, sugar syrup, mint, and lime, so they are all super refreshing.
What occasion should I serve this?
There’s not really a bad time to serve a passion fruit mojito.
- It’s a perfect summer drink.
- Great at a summer party or BBQ.
- At a hen night or bachelorette party.
- At a cocktail hour.
- As a pre-dinner cocktail
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Don’t have a muddling spoon?
Just use the back of a spoon, preferably a wooden one and carefully press against the side of your shaker.
- Don’t have a cocktail shaker?
That’s no problem, it’s only needed to muddle your ingredients in, just use a large glass or measuring jug instead.
- Don’t have any simple sugar syrup?
You can always make your own. Take 150ml of water and 300ml of caster sugar, put it in a pan and dissolve it over low heat. Once it’s cooled use it and then store the leftovers in an airtight jar or bottle in the fridge for future use.
- Maple syrup
You can also use maple syrup in your mojito if you don’t have sugar syrup. Maple syrup is naturally sweet and once it’s in your drink, it really doesn’t taste like maple syrup!
More passoa cocktail recipes for you to try
If you like this delicious mojito recipe, then why not try one of our other cocktail recipes? Passion fruit martini, passion fruit daiquiri, passion fruit spritz, passion fruit margarita, and passoa bramble.
Want something a little different? Try Spanish coffee from our friends at with spice!
How to make a passion fruit mojito with step-by-step instructions
This is a really simple and easy recipe to make if you follow our instructions, in just 5 minutes you’ll be creating the perfect delicious cocktail for a summer party!
Full measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the printable recipe card below.
Put your mint leaves, pulp, and seeds from half a fresh passion fruit, simple syrup, and fresh lime juice In your cocktail shaker.
Then gently muddle the ingredients by pressing them against the side of your shaker.
Add ice cubes to your tall glass and then add in the muddled mixture.
Now pour in Passoa, white rum, and give the mixture a gentle stir.
Now, top your glass up with club soda water.
Garnish with a fresh mint sprig, or lime wedge, and serve immediately to your eager guests!
We hope you love our tropical mojito as much as we do and we really enjoy hearing how you got on with yours, so please do leave a comment and let us know!
PASSION FRUIT MOJITO
- Put your mint leaves, pulp and seeds from your passion fruit, sugar syrup and fresh lime juice in your cocktail shaker
- Then gently muddle the ingredients by pressing them against the side of your shaker
- Fill your cocktail glass with ice cubes and then add in the muddled mixture
- Now pour your Passoa into your glass
- Next, pour your white rum and give the mixture a gentle stir
- Now top your glass up with club soda water
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve to your eager guests
- You just became a cocktail legend – enjoy!
- Don’t have a muddling spoon? Just use the back of a spoon, preferably a wooden one and carefully press against the side of your shaker.
- Don’t have a cocktail shaker? That’s no problem, it’s only needed to muddle your ingredients in, just use a large glass or measuring jug instead.
- Don’t have any sugar syrup? You can always make your own. Take 150ml of water and 300ml of caster sugar, put it in a pan and dissolve it over low heat. Once it’s cooled use it and then store the leftovers in an airtight jar or bottle in the fridge for future use.
- You can also use maple syrup in your mojito if you don’t have sugar syrup. Maple syrup is naturally sweet and once it’s in your drink, it really doesn’t taste like maple syrup!
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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