Bubbly Passion Fruit Mojito

A glass of passion fruit mojito.

Love flavored mojitos? I’ve got one for you. This easy mojito recipe is tropical and light with muddled lime and mint leaves plus a floral, sweet passion fruit syrup. This simple rum drink can be made by the glass or pitcher, but I’d opt for a pitcher of  Passion Fruit Mojitos if you’ve got more than two people. We top our passion mojitos with a spot of sparkling water or club soda because… bubbles!

ingredients for the mojito.

Friends, I’ve got a “thing” for passion fruit. It’s one of my favorite tropical fruits and even when it’s not in season, I buy the passion fruit pulp in the freezer section to make the flavored simple syrup for these passion mojitos. With just a handful of ingredients, you can be sipping this easy mojito recipe too.

Passion Fruit Mojito Ingredients

  • Lime 
  • Mint Leaves
  • Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Dark or Golden Rum (We like Mount Gay or Myers)
  • Club Soda

Let’s start with the syrup — this isn’t something you buy, it’s something you make. That said, it’s super-easy to do and the hardest part is walking away for two hours to let the flavors and gorgeous color infuse the syrup.  Here’s the link to make your own Passion Fruit Syrup — and go ahead and just make a big batch, ’cause you’re gonna love this.

Infusing Flavor Into The Easy Mojito Recipe

What makes a mojito, a mojito? To me, it’s the lime and mint. Sure you could squeeze the lime and add a few mint leaves for decoration, but if you want to TASTE those flavors, you’re gonna have to muddle.

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muddling mint and lime leaves in a glass.

What Is Muddling?

Muddling is when you bruise or smash the aromatics in order to release their oils and essences.  It’s a very effective way to pull out the aromas too. Don’t believe me? Place a mint leaf in the bottom of the glass and give it a few firm twists and pounds with your muddler. Now stick your nose into the glass and give a whiff.  Impressive right? The muddler does double duty on the lime — simultaneously extracting the juice AND the essential oils present in the rind — you want that in your passion fruit mojito.

When the mint and lime are sufficiently bruised and fragrant (about 30 seconds) continue with the passion fruit mojito recipe. 

I use dark or golden rum for these simple rum drinks because I like the sweeter, more syrupy nature of it in mixed drinks, but if you prefer white rum, that’s fine too.

Golden rum for the mojito.

Making A Passion Fruit Mojito

  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Add passion fruit syrup and rum and stir to combine.
  • Top the simple rum drink with sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint leaves, lime wedge and passion fruit seeds (if available).
Adding sparkling water to the passion fruit mojito to give it bubbles.

This sweet, tropical libation is refreshing and light. Yes, it’s sweet, however, it’s not cloyingly so because that spritz of sparkling water cuts the sugariness and balances the simple rum drink. If you like it sweeter, add more syrup. If you like more booze — add more. wink.

A tall glass of passion fruit mojito with fresh mint and lime.

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Floating passion fruit seeds in the drink.

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A glass of passion fruit mojito with fresh mint.
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Passion Fruit Mojito

Tropical and sweet, this mojito combines the traditional mint and lime flavors with passion fruit simple syrup, rum and a splash of club soda.
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword mojito, passion fruit, rum
Dietary Restrictions Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1


By The Glass

  • ¼ lime
  • 5 large mint leaves
  • 1 ounce passion fruit simple syrup
  • ounces white or golden rum (I used Mount Gay)
  • 1 ounce club soda

For A Pitcher:

  • 4 limes quartered
  • 50-60 mint leaves
  • cups passion fruit simple syrup
  • 2 ¼ cups golden rum
  • cups club soda


  • lime wedge
  • passion fruit seeds (pulp)
  • mint leaves


By The Glass:

  • Fill the glass with ice and add the passion fruit simple syrup and rum. Stir with a swizzle stick and top with club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, additional passion fruit pulp and mint leaves. Serve.

For A Pitcher:

  • Add the lime and mint leaves to a 32 ounce pitcher. Use a muddler to smash the lime and bruise the mint leaves.
  • Add the passion fruit simple syrup and rum. Stir to combine and refrigerate until very cold.
  • To serve: Add ice to individual glasses and top with 4 ounces of chilled Passion Fruit Mojito mixture and top individual servings with 1½ ounces of club soda. Garnish with a lime wedge, additional passion fruit pulp and mint leaves. Serve. A pitcher makes 8 5½ ounce servings.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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  1. I am planning to make a pitcher of passion fruit mojito for a large get together this Saturday. How many servings does it make in 32 ounces of pitcher and any suggestions to make it ahead of time?
    Thanks, Ananya

    1. I fixed the recipe to show how to make this ahead of time as well as how many servings are in a pitcher! Hope that helps.

      1. Thanks! I can’t find passion fruit anywhere. Can I use mango instead of passion fruit to make syrup?

  2. 5 stars
    It’s too hot to type a long comment 🙂 but I will because this mojito is just one of a kind! I mean it tastes as good as it cools you down on a hot summer day. Delicious and perfect for an outside party with friends.

  3. 5 stars
    I LOVE passion fruit and this Mojito looks like the perfect summer cocktail!

  4. 5 stars
    Now this glass of Mojito looks perfect for this sunny weather! I love the use of Passion Fruit!

  5. 5 stars
    I love all the tropical flavors here! I love passion fruit but I’ve never had it in a cocktail. Now I’m definitely going to try this! Beautiful drink!