Passion Fruit Mojito

Passion fruit mojito. It's Friday. I've had a few weeks now where I feel like a disgruntled employee waiting for the weekend, waiting for Friday since early Wednesday, and wanting to get a drink. Strike that: wanting to get a mojito, with a lot of ice, spearmint, and passion fruit juice. Don't lie and tell me such an acidic sharp-tasting fruit wasn't born to be blended together with a good rum.
Passion fruit mojitos are extremely popular here in Miami, where, oddly enough, one can't always find passion fruit itself. Fortunately, one can buy frozen pulp: add a little brown sugar, a few leaves of spearmint, Ron de Venezuelan, and TGIF!


Passion Fruit Mojito
2 oz of passion fruit juice
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
12 spearmint leaves
2 oz Ron de Venezuela Santa Teresa Añejo
Club soda

1. Put the passion fruit juice, sugar, and spearmint leaves in a shaker and muddle. 

2. Add the rum and a large amount of ice. Shake vigorously until the shaker begins to condense.

3. Strain into a glass with plenty of fresh ice.

4. Top off with club soda and garnish with a spearmint sprig.

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