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Fresh pineapple & passion fruit mojito

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Fresh pineapple and passion fruit mojito

Now that we’ve been plunged wholly into Autumn in South Africa, I am both excited because the colder months are my favourite but also yearning a little for those warm, care-free days of Summer. And so, in a desperate attempt to hold onto that feeling, I made this cocktail over Easter weekend for us to enjoy on a beautiful warm afternoon.

Fresh pineapple and passion fruit mojitoFresh pineapple and passion fruit mojito

I have always been a fan of mojitos and when we visited Malaysia in 2007 drank the most delicious pineapple, lime and ginger version which just makes me salivate thinking about it. I made a few adjustments to my version and also added some fresh passion fruit which added the most delicious floral flavour to the finished cocktail. For those of you who live in the Northern Hemisphere, bookmark this one! You’ll want to make this more than once this summer.

Fresh pineapple and passion fruit mojitoFresh pineapple and passion fruit mojito


Fresh pineapple & passion fruit mojito
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Recipe type: Cocktail, Drinks, Mojito
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped into chunks
  • 50ml pineapple juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 limes/lemons, sliced
  • 150ml light rum
  • 4 passion fruit, seeds and pulp removed
  • soda water (club soda)
  • ice, to serve
  • lemon slices, to serve
  • fresh mint, to serve
  1. Blend the pineapple, juice and sugar together until you have a smooth puree.
  2. To make the cocktail, combine the pineapple puree, rum, mint and lemon/lime and passion fruit in a jug then muddle together.
  3. Pour a little of the pineapple mixture in the bottom of 4 glasses, add ice then top with soda water. Add fresh mint and a few slices of lemon and serve.

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Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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Showing 15 comments
  • Simone Cameron

    This looks so good!

  • Pang

    I also am salivating from my seat looking at all your pics. 🙂

    • Alida Ryder

      Oh Pang, you are just too lovely! Thanks so much.

  • Maryna

    This looks delicious. However, both my daughter and I have a serious citrus allergy. What can we use in place of of the lemon/lime juice?

    • Alida Ryder

      Maryna, you could leave it out entirely. The passionfruit and pineapple both have a nice amount of acidity.

  • femmegypsy

    Mojitos are my favourite and these look incredible!

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