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Lilikoi Mint Cocktail

With a perfect balance between sweet and tart, along with the distinct fruity flavor of lilikoi, this cocktail is bound to become a favorite!
Course Drinks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler
  • Strainer

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces lilikoi juice (passion fruit)
  • 25 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 - 1½ ounces honey, depending on sweetness preference
  • 4 ounces white rum or gin
  • lemon or lime seltzer water or club soda, optional

Garnish:

  • mint leaves
  • lemon or lime wedges

Instructions

  • Add the lilikoi juice, mint leaves, tearing them once, and the honey to the cocktail shaker. Muddle the mint, honey, and lilikoi juice in the bottom of the cocktail shaker.
    **Muddling is the process of gently crushing the mint leaves to release their oils (Press down on the mint leaves and give a half-turn of the muddler. Lift and continue this motion until the ingredients are sufficiently muddled. This will generally take about four to six turns.
  • Add the white rum or gin to the cocktail shaker, then fill the shaker with ice cubes. Shake until chilled, about 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Fill two glasses with crushed ice. Strain the mixture evenly into the glasses. Add the club soda or seltzer water to fill the glasses.
  • Garnish with mint leaves and lemon or lime wedges (optional).