How to make Tamarillo Mojito with a Hibiscus Kick

A refreshingly unique spin on the classic mojito, featuring the vibrant flavor of tamarillo (tree tomato) and a stunning hibiscus ice cube twist.
30 January 2024
Rating: 5.00
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Calling all mojito lovers, adventurous palates, and green thumbs alike! This recipe takes the classic cocktail to a tropical new level with the addition of tamarillo, a unique fruit with a flavor profile reminiscent of tomato, passionfruit, and citrus. But wait, there’s more! This mojito also boasts a stunning homemade hibiscus ice cube twist, made with hibiscus flowers grown and dried by yours truly in my very own garden.

Hibiscus tea is not only beautiful and delicious, but it also boasts a number of health benefits, including being rich in antioxidants and potentially aiding in digestion and weight management. So, not only are you enjoying a refreshing and unique cocktail, but you’re also incorporating a touch of homegrown goodness and potential health benefits into your drink!

Here’s what you need for this recipe:

Ingredients:

Tools:

Q&A:

Q: What is a tamarillo (tree tomato)?

A: Tamarillo is a tropical fruit with a tomato-like shape and a complex flavor profile that combines sweet, tart, and slightly citrusy notes. It’s not a true tomato, but it can be used in similar ways.

Q: Can I use regular tomatoes instead of tamarillos in this recipe?

A: You can, but the flavor will be significantly different. Tamarillos offer a unique flavor that elevates this cocktail.

Q: Can I use any other alcohol in this recipe?

A: Yes! Vodka or white rum would also be delicious in this mojito. Feel free to experiment and find your favorite combination.

Q: Where to buy tamarillo?

A: Tamarillos are not as common as regular tomatoes, but you can find them at specialty grocery stores, Latin American markets, or online retailers.

Q: Can I use regular ice cubes instead of hibiscus tea?

A: Yes, you can, but the hibiscus ice cubes add a beautiful touch of color and flavor.

How to make Tamarillo Mojito with a Hibiscus Kick

5 from 1 vote
This vibrant mojito is a simple yet impressive summer drink. The sweetness of the brown sugar balances the tartness of the tamarillo and lime, while the mint adds a refreshing touch. The sparkling water creates a light and bubbly texture, and the hibiscus ice cubes add a beautiful pop of color and a subtle floral hint.
Servings 1
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ripe tamarillos
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 limes cut into wedges
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 shot rum optional

For the hibiscus ice cubes:

  • 1/2 cup dried hibiscus flowers
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Make the hibiscus ice cubes:  Steep the hibiscus flowers in hot water for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into ice cube trays, freeze for at least 4 hours.
  • Muddle the mint and sugar:  In a highball glass, muddle the mint leaves with the brown sugar until fragrant.
  • Add tamarillo and lime:  Chop the tamarillos and add them to the glass with the lime wedges. Muddle gently to release the juices.
  • Fill with fizz:  Add the rum (if using) and then fill the glass with ice cubes, including a few hibiscus cubes for the visual wow.
  • Top and garnish:  Top with sparkling water and stir gently. Garnish with additional mint leaves.

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Notes

  • Adjust the sweetness: Depending on the ripeness of your tamarillos, you may need to adjust the amount of brown sugar. Taste as you go and add more if desired.
  • Get creative with garnishes: Try using other tropical fruits like passionfruit or guava for a garnish.
  • Make it ahead: Muddle the ingredients and store them in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Add the sparkling water and ice cubes just before serving.
  • Hibiscus tea benefits: Hibiscus tea is a good source of antioxidants and may aid in digestion and weight management.
  • Grow your own hibiscus: If you’re interested in growing your own hibiscus flowers for tea and ice cubes, they are relatively easy to care for and can be grown in pots or in the ground. Just be sure to choose a variety that is suitable for your climate.
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Author: Marzi
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Hawaiian
Keyword: Drinks, Hibiscus, Tamarillo mojito, Tree tomato mojito

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and I made it with tequila drink and because it is Mojito so tequila is a really good alternative, and it is very tropical.
    Thanks for sharing

    1. That’s nice, glad you tried it. Thanks for the feedback

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