This drink is Summer all over. My New Year’s Eve party is about to kick off and these Passionfruit Mojito’s are the perfect way to welcome in 2017. They are sweet and tart and especially minty.
Now when I say NYE Party, I mean my excuse to drink cocktails in my underwear. It is very warm here today, almost like 2016 is burning up. Squeezing the last little bit of spark out of it before the New Year takes over. And my favourite thing to do when it is hot, is make cocktails. Fresh, fruity cold cocktails. I have a few others to try tonight. You can keep track of them here at our online Thermomix Me A Drink for New Year’s Eve Darling Cocktail Party via Facebook. Join in the fun and share your favourite cocktails as you drink in the New Year.
All of the fresh ingredients came straight out of my Summer garden. The Passionfruit pulp is extracted using a similar technique to my Passionfruit Juice Concentrate recipe, only in smaller quantities. of course, you can scale everything up to create enough for your NYE Party.
6 small Purple Passionfruit
1/4 cup Water
3/4 cup White Rum
3 tbsp Raw Sugar
1/2 cup Fresh Mint
Juice of 3 Limes
Lemonade to serve
Ice to serve
Mint and Lime slices for garnish
Scoop Passionfruit pulp and seeds into the TM bowl.
Add 1/4 cup water and mix on Reverse, speed 4 for 1 minute.
Strain mixture through fine sieve and retain seeds for garnish.
Set aside juice.
Without washing the bowl, add Mint and Sugar to TM bowl.
Muddle on Reverse, speed 4 for 20 seconds.
Scrape down sides and add rum, lime juice and a handful of ice to the TM bowl.
Mix on Reverse, speed 4 for 20 seconds or until sugar dissolves.
In a tall glass, pour mojito mixture over ice up to the halfway point.
Pour Passionfruit Juice over the back of a spoon to create a layered effect.
Top glasses with lemonade.
Garnish with a slice of lime, sprig of mint and a spoonful of passionfruit seeds.
This recipe makes about 3 serves.