The mojito might be a well-loved cocktail in 2019, but its popularity predates your summer sipper. While its exact origins are the subject of debate, historians maintain that Ernest Hemingway's favourite mixed drink was created over 500 years ago by pirates aboard a ship in Cuba.
The cocktail, which combines fresh lime juice, sugar and mint leaves with rum, is the perfect summer blend of citrus and herbs – but not all mojitos are created equal. Bacardi mixes flawlessly with simple ingredients, adding fun and flavour to cocktails like this Passionfruit Mojito. From entertaining friends to celebrating Mojito Day on July 11, this is guaranteed to become your new summer staple.
- 2 parts Bacardi Superior
- 1 part passion fruit juice or nectar
- 3/4 parts simple syrup (500ml hot water and an equal volume of sugar)
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 part fresh lime juice
In a highball glass, add the hand-clapped mint leaves, passion fruit juice, simple syrup, lime juice and rum. Fill glass with crushed ice and stir vigorously. Top with more crushed ice and soda. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and fresh passion fruit.