Maracudja or passion fruit mojito

Mojito is obviously a traditional Cuban drink made with rum, sparkling water, lemon and mint leaves. From the 16th century, Francis Drake, an English explorer loved to travel to Havana to claim his drink made from mint leaves and tafia. Later in the 20th century, rum replaced tafia and lemon was incorporated into the recipe. From 1920, the mojito was the cocktail in vogue in Cuba to such an extent that it was renamed "cocktail of Cuba". It then imported to the United States, in particular by Cubans fleeing the Castro regime before arriving in Europe and democratizing in all bars in the world.

The maracudja or passion fruit mojito is a variation of the traditional mojito that has evolved over time by adding flavors of other fruits.


For a drink:

  • 1 passion fruit
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1 half a lime (lime)
  • 3 teaspoons of liquid sugar cane syrup
  • Sparkling water
  • 6 cl of Martinican rum 50°
  1. Cut half a lemon into 6 pieces and place them in a glass.
  2. Add the mint leaves.
  3. Pound the lemon pieces with a cocktail masher, taking care to avoid chopping the mint leaves too much.
  4. Add the liquid sugar cane syrup.
  5. Cut the maracuja or passion fruit and empty its contents into the glass.
  6. Fill the glass halfway with crushed ice cubes.
  7. Add the rum and complete with sparkling water.
  8. Gently stir with a spoon.
  9. Serve with two straws.