You can use this recipe when you want something light but still flavorful. If you're looking for a drink that will be perfect for your next summer party, try making this delicious Passion Fruit Cocktail with Lime and Gin.
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
fine mesh strainer
1 ½ozgin or vodkaoptional
1ozfreshly squeezed lime juiceabout 1 lime
1Tablespoonagave syrup or simple syrup
2-3fresh passion fruitwhen you squeeze the juice out of the pulp, you should have at least 2 Tbsp
Mint leavesfor garnish
Juice the lime to obtain about 1 oz (or 2 tbsp) of fresh squeezed lime juice. A great tip for getting more juice from your lime is before you cut it open, microwave it for about 5-10 seconds. Then press down it down onto your kitchen counter or cutting board with the palm of your hand and roll it around which pressing down. You want it to get a little squishy.
Next, cut open the passion fruit, and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. To obtain just the juice and good stuff, push the pulp through a fine-mesh strainer. Be sure to press hard against the passion fruit seeds to get as much juice and pulp as possible. Reserve the seeds to use as garnish later.
Mix the gin or vodka (if using. leave out for a non-alcoholic version), lime juice, agave or simple syrup, and passion fruit juice in a cocktail shaker and mix well.
Add ice cubes to a highball glass and pour in the mixture to about 2/3 - 3/4 full (depending on how strong you like your drink). Top off with soda water.
Add mint and passion fruit seeds for garnish.
Agave syrup and simple syrup have a neutral taste. I don't recommend using honey or maple syrup, it will completely change the taste of this delicious drink.Simple syrup is made from one part water to one part sugar (1:1). To make simple syrup, add ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water to a small saucepan and cook until sugar dissolves. Let fully cool before using.
Passion Fruit Cocktail from Surf and Sunshine at https://www.surfandsunshine.com/passion-fruit-cocktail-recipe/