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Passion Fruit Tequila Mojito

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Yield 2 cocktails

There may be no better purpose for a passion fruit than a cocktail. This passion fruit mojito is fragrant and delicious and is best served on a remote island, with waterfalls, flamingos preening on the shore, dolphins frolicking in the shoreline and handsome island people playing ukuleles on the beach. If that is not possible, the drink stands on its own as a little mini-vacay. 

Ingredients

1 handful of mint leaves plus 2 sprigs for garnish

2 T turbinado sugar (super fine, regular and brown sugar also work with slightly different results)

2 limes quartered, 1 quarter cut in half and reserved for garnish

Seeds and juice from 2 medium-sized passion fruits or 4 ounces passion fruit puree.

4 ounces silver tequila

Splash mineral water

3/4 ounce Myers's rum

Instructions

  1. Put the remaining mint leaves, with stems removed, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle leaves until they begin to break up. Add lime quarters and muddle again until the limes have released their juice. 
  2. Fill two highball glasses with crushed ice.
  3. Add fresh passion fruit juice and seeds (if your are using fresh fruit) or passion fruit puree and white tequila to the cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake until condensation forms on the outside of the cocktail shaker. Strain into ice-filled glasses. Some pieces of mint will make their way into the glass. This is a good thing. Too much of the mint, however, and you will be picking it out of your teeth. 
  4. Top each glass with a splash of mineral water and a float of Myers's rum. Garnish with a squeeze of lime and a sprig of mint.

Recipe by Something New For Dinner at https://somethingnewfordinner.com/recipe/passion-fruit-mojito/