Green Monster
For a vibrant drink that's excellent with spicy foods, try floral, tropical passion fruit juice paired with white rum and cool mint. Get the recipe for Green Monster ». Todd Coleman

Floral, tropical passion fruit juice pairs with white rum and cool mint in this vibrant drink based on a Costa Rican cocktail. Try it with highly spiced foods like Panamanian garlic chicken.

Yield: serves 4-6


  • 14 cup sugar
  • 4 cups passion fruit juice
  • 1 12 cups white rum
  • 13 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 12 cups mint leaves
  • Thin-sliced lime wheels, for garnish


  1. Boil sugar with 1⁄4 cup water in a 1-qt. saucepan until sugar is dissolved; let simple syrup cool and transfer to a blender. Add passion fruit juice, rum, lime juice, and mint leaves; purée until smooth. Strain into a pitcher, garnish with sliced limes. Serve chilled.