Is it really possible that August is coming to an end? How can this be? It’s true that fall is my favorite season and though I do enjoy it, this year I have zero desire for summer to end. In past years, I’ve been known to start yearning for fall in early June or once, late May. But not this year. I have been loving the heck out of this summer! I’m sure that two extremely awesome trips and generally great weather have played no small role in my feelings. I’m just not quite ready to give in to pumpkin and apples yet.

These passion fruit mojitos are one way for me to keep summer going strong. This recipe is another that was inspired by our trip to Italy – passion mojitos were another lovely drink I sipped poolside in Amalfi. (I swear, I DO have other recipe inspiration from Italy beyond cocktails but many of those foods are on the heavier, comfort food side of the spectrum and I haven’t been in the mood for them yet. See above re: summatime.) Passion fruit is way up at the top of my list of favorite flavors/ingredients, and I order practically anything that includes it when I see it on a menu. These mojitos are an excellent way to showcase the bright tangy flavor of fresh passion fruit, and if I do say so myself, this version is even better than the original which inspired me in the first place.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 7-8 mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp. simple syrup
  • 4-5 tbsp. white rum
  • ¼ cup passion fruit juice/pulp
  • Crushed ice
  • Sparkling water

Directions

  • 01

    In a serving glass, combine the lime juice, mint leaves, simple syrup and rum. Muddle together well. Add in the passion fruit juice/pulp and stir to combine. Add crushed ice to fill the glass most of the way. Top off with sparkling water. Garnish with a few passion fruit seeds, if desired. Stir gently with a straw and serve.

  • 02
    • To make the passion fruit juice/pulp, scoop the inside pulp/seed mixture out of the shells and transfer to a mesh sieve. Stir with a spoon, pressing the juice and pulp through the sieve into a bowl or liquid measuring cup. 
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  • Karen

    This must be a really good cocktail if you’re posting it on a Sunday.

  • emily

    a new post on sunday! best morning ever.

  • A great twist on the mojito! It’s one of my favourite drinks!

  • This looks so yummy!

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  • Can we pretty please make these this week?

  • Angela

    I love mojitos and am not ready to give up summer yet either so I must make these!

  • annieseats

    Hell yes! Can’t wait!!!

  • I’m with you. I want to dig in my heels and say STOP! I don’t want summer to end although I am ready for some rain. Unfortunately Indiana is a state of extremes — so much rain to begin with and now nothing for weeks. Your drinks look so refreshing! Have to make some. Thank you for sharing.

  • Sarah

    Looks awesome! Where did you find fresh passion fruit in Indy?

  • YOu definitely got much more adventurous with cocktails in Italy! We pretty much stuck to wine, wine, and more wine. Passionfruit is definitely one of my favorite drink flavors and throwing it in a mojito sounds so refreshing!

  • ShawnsPlate

    It’s 9:30am where I am and right now I’m resisting the urge to tell
    myself “it’s 12noon somewhere!” I can’t wait to try this drink recipe!

  • I love everything about this. Great job!

  • Elizabeth

    Annie! Thanks for the recipe! Passion fruits recipes are hard to come by, so I appreciate the creativity! Side note–I’m such a big fan of your blog—why are there no regular posts as before?

  • Mechen

    Can I ask where you were able to find passion fruit in Indianapolis??

  • annieseats

    Whole Foods

  • annieseats

    Life has been busy lately – work, family, etc. This week I have company and am trying to focus on them instead of the blog. Lots of things saved to post, so lots to look forward to. Stay tuned!

  • annieseats

    Whole Foods