Passion Fruit Mojitos

This passion fruit mojito is the perfect tropical summer drink for parties and weekend BBQs. The mix of lime and mint is classic, and it is made even more refreshing with the sweet, floral passion fruit. A perfect, seasonal treat for August!

8 passion fruit

¼ cup fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish

5 tablespoons granulated sugar

6 oz light rum

6 tablespoons fresh lime juice

4 - 5 ice cubes, plus more for glass

Club soda

Cut open the passion fruit and push through a fine mesh strainer to catch all the juice, press hard against the passion fruit to also catch the pulp. Get as much juice and pulp from the passion fruit as possible. Reserve the seeds. Set the juice aside.

In a cocktail mixer, muddle the mint and the sugar together to help release the oils from the mint. Add the rum, lime juice, and ice, then shake vigorously.

Add ice to your glass and divide the mixture among the glasses. Top with a splash or two of club soda and stir in the passion fruit juice/pulp. Top with mint and passion fruit seeds for garnish.

About the Chef

Stephanie Goldfarb is a Chicago-based chef and national food television personality specializing in seasonal, globally-inspired cuisine. Recognized as the winner of Food Network’s America’s Best Cook competition, and a celebrity chef on Kitchen Inferno and NBC’s Food Fighters, Goldfarb delivers unique and relatable culinary experiences to discriminating and casual diners alike. As the owner of the successful Seven Species Supper Club & Catering, she enjoys the challenge of building brand new menus each month that inspire both repeat clients and newcomers, and seeks opportunities to utilize new ingredients, techniques, and approaches in accessible ways.