I eat a lot. A whole lot of f Thai food that is. I have an obsession with Thai dishes. If I was on death row for committing a capital crime, my last meal would be Kra-pow gai. That's basil leaf chicken for non kon-thais (thai people)
A long time ago my ex and I would always giggle whenever we heard people say "Can we order the FAT Thai. I know sometimes the menu reads FAT thai, but really you should pronounce it phut thai or pad thai.
So During my outing with grandma at CPK, I ordered a passion fruit mojito. It was alright. I give it a (2/5) So for the real mothers day I knew I could best CPK’s passion fruit mojito. My mojito would have a real zing of mint. The freshest of ingredients, the best rum, and the right taste. Not too watered down or strong—something totally drinkable like a not-to-sweet tropical juice. Somewhere between an ice tea and juice.
It was hot Mothers Day and we had a bbq at my house of about 20 people. My Mom and my bro’s mom in law were the guest of honor. Except the thing was although everyone was physically present under our nice shade canopy and eating carne asada, the party hadn’t official start. That is until I arrived. Ipod Boom Box and fresh mint, limes, rum, club soda, and Kern’s passion fruit in arms, I had to get this party started right.
Note my i’ve never seen my mom drink ever. lemme repeat for emphasis. I’ve never seen mom drink EVER. I know she’s not a puritan, nor is she a Amish. Hell even they drink sometimes. So with that in mind what follows means a lot.
I served up a KILLER mojito. Mom and every other mom at the bbq wanted more pitchers of my passion fruit mojito. Several booze runs and pitchers later, the party was at 100% party-metric volume. It was a fan favorite to say the least.
With the help of a former Bay Area bartender we were in the kitchen lab using only our palate. Here’s the recipe:
1) One Bottle of Malibu White Passion Fruit Rum 750ml $10.99
2) But two lbs of juicy limes $1.00
3) Buy Whatever sparkling soda you prefer. $1.00
4) Bushel of Fresh Mint $2.00
5) Welch’s Passion Fruit Juice $2.00
Pour the entire bottle of Malibu into a 64ounce pitcher,
Pour 3 cups of passion juice in there
Cut 10 limes in 1/4 slices and spray all the juice in the pitcher
Finely Mince the mint without stems
pour 4 ounce of pitch blend into bowl of mince mint, then knead it or use a mallet to get all the mint juice out. Pour all mint back into pitcher.
Now use a deep spoon to taste it. It’ll probably need a few more limes, possibly another cup of welch’s. You’re frame of reference believe it or not should be the taste of 7up. Except here, it’ll drink sweet like 7up soda but it’ll be a more floral sweetness to it. So so like sweet. Not watered down soda and not too strong alcohol flavor. The limes gives it that 7up like zing while the welchs and rum give it a lingering coconut taste in your mouth. And of course you’ll have little green mints everywhere that you just drink for that extra zing.
You get to fine tune the drink maybe you like more fruit juice or perhaps you prefer more lime. But at this point you fine tune it to your party’s style.
Add a cup of club soda if its too sweet.
The party is about to begin and you’re the buzz. Enjoy.