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.