Summer fruit mojitos in 5 minutes

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Finally. After the coldest December in over 50 years, I am thrilled to see the weather starting to warm up at last. If it wasn’t for the abundance of cheap berries, big passionfruits, plump lychees and all sorts of stone fruit, you couldn’t have guessed that December was the first month of Summer.

In other news, we had managed to be mostly unpacked and settled into our new home – complete with a freshly sown vege and herb garden, by the time the mercury started to rise above 25C. But then, the other day, it did.

Mr Chipconnoisseur took on the task of building two timber bunk beds that day and he was in a dire need of a liquid refreshment by the time I got home from doing groceries. It was a perfect day for a Summer mojito, I thought, and since I had all the ingredients on hand I quickly muddled up some limes with mint and raspberries for me and limes with mint and passionfruit for Mr.

We put our feet up for a siesta moment, and wished we had a waiter on hand to prepare us another round!

Serves 1

Summer fruit mojitos

Sip responsibly. Or you can omit the rum for an alcohol-free version of the drink, or see my non-alcoholic and sugar-free version of a Lychee Mojito.

Raspberry lychee mojito // Passionfruit pineapple mojito

  • 10 spearmint leaves
  • 1/2 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 8 fresh rapsberries + 2 fresh lychees /or/ 1 passionfruit, pulp only
  • 2 tbsp Bacardi white rum
  • crushed ice
  • 3/4 cup lychee juice /or/ pineapple juice

To make the mojito: tear mint leaves into the bottom of a cocktail shaker (or a big jar if you don’t have one). Squeeze in lime juice and drop in the juiced wedges. Add sugar and fruits then muddle, or squash the lot around with the handle of a wooden spoon.

Pour in the rum, top with half a cup of crushed ice and shake vigorously to mix and chill.

To serve: pour the entire contents into a tall glass. Top with juice and more crushed ice. Sip through a straw with your feet up.

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17 Responses to Summer fruit mojitos in 5 minutes

  1. Steph says:

    Hey Marty! Love the flavours and the look of your new place! So green and lush. Happy New Year!

  2. Those look wonderful! Love the photos.

  3. These look freakin’ delicious! … and I’d drink to that.

  4. This looks so tempting.. even in cold temperatures like ours:)

  5. Great mojito versions!

  6. A New Years Toast to you, Marty! Lychee’s are one of my favorite fruits and here in HK the fresh ones are just lovely. Take care

  7. Joanne Ozug says:

    Oh my freakin goodness those look SO good!!!!!!!!!

  8. These look wonderful. Unfortunately I’m on a now white rum diet, as the last time I had mojitos things got a little out of control. 🙂

  9. horrypop says:

    mojitos are my absolute faaaaavourite and you version looks very compelling 😀

  10. Mez says:

    Yayayayaayayaa I’m so glad you suggested an alcohol free version.
    We are trying to cut WAY back on our alcohol consumption… I just feel like I’m drinking way too much, too easily… it’s so easy to have a couple of beers or a bottle of wine with dinner.

    I’d totally make the alcohol free versions of these, so refreshing for summer!

  11. Courtney says:

    Boy do those make me miss Summer. Warm weather and a frosty mojito sound lovely right now in my rainy, wind-drenched area. Glad to hear you’ve moved in and settled!

  12. Jess says:

    Awesome recipe 🙂 I love lychees and have recently been reading up on how to grow them. There is a good article here.
    http://www.wascene.com/home-garden/how-to-grow-lychees-2/

    Thanks for sharing.
    Jess

  13. NikiNoo says:

    Made these last night for guests – i know it’s getting a little cold for these refreshingly delicious cocktails BUT they were an enormous hit – love love love…!

  14. Donna says:

    Hi , i recently was holidaying in Hawaii with hubby and tried amazing Mojito in watermeon, lychee and also pineapple. Usually i can’t drink mojitos because im allergic to lemon, lime and orange and all ive seen have lime in them. This particulr place didnt and they were amazing. Any suggestions on what i could substitute the lime juice for? I would be so grateful for advice. Thank you Donna 🙂

 

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