• Preparing passion fruit mojito cocktail for four servings takes 15 minutes.
• Get the most fresh juice possible from each passion fruit by pressing the pulp as firmly as you can.
Have you ever wondered what to do with a fresh passion fruit when you picked up at the store? Those tiny pink-purple fruits are quite alluring. But what should you cook with them once you get home?
The answer is simple! You should definitely make yourself a passion fruit mojito mocktail.
PASSION FRUIT MOJITO MOCKTAIL RECIPE.
- 4 fresh passion fruits
- ¼ cup of mint leaves
- ½ cup of lime juice
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar
- Ice cubes
- 500ml of white grape juice
- 500ml of sprite
TOOLS TO USE
- Measuring cup
- Cocktail shaker
- 4 cocktail glasses
Cut each passion fruit in half, then push through a strainer with a sieve.
The seeds should stay in the strainer as the juice filters into the bowl beneath.
Get the most fresh juice possible from each passion fruit by pressing the pulp as firmly as you can.
In a cocktail shaker, mush the mint leaves and brown sugar together.
Add the grape juice and lime juice in the shaker.
Add ice to the shaker, cover it, and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
Add ice to the 4 glasses and strain the grape lime mixture into each glass.
Each glass should be filled with about 3/4 of the way with the passion fruit juice.
Top the drink with tonic or sprite.
Sprinkle a few of the conserved passion fruit seeds in each glass.
Place a slice of lemon at the mouth of the glass and enjoy your drink.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PASSION FRUIT
When looking for a ripe passion fruit, get one that is slightly wrinkly. The fruit wrinkles and begins to shrivel when fully ripe. The best passion fruit should still have a substantial weight.
A lighter fruit may indicate that the passion fruit has lost some of its freshness and that the juice within is starting to dry up.
If you are having trouble obtaining fresh passion fruit, opt for the widely available canned or frozen varieties.
WHAT IS IN A PASSION FRUIT MOJITO MOCKTAIL?
Passion Fruit- The secret to making this drink great is using fresh passion fruit.
Passion fruit has such a great tropical flavour that it can make a fantastic cocktail on its own.
Lime Juice- To bring some sourness that will balance the sweetness of the drink.
Brown Sugar- It adds rich sweetness that we adore.
Mint Leaves- Fresh mint leaves have a vibrant flavour essential for a mojito. To get all the oils from the leaves, thoroughly mash the mint.
Ice Cubes- This is to introduce the cold element to your drink. Have them larger to prevent them from melting quickly.
White Grape Juice- This adds subtle sweetness and flavour to your cocktail.
Tonic/ Sprite- This will add some fizz to your drink.
Mix the ingredients together and enjoy your tropical mojito mocktail especially on a hot day.