Clear liquor is a safe bet when crafting any passionfruit cocktail. Tequila on the other hand, is a surefire hit. Though you can use gold tequila, we prefer silver tequila, as it helps balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Limes aren’t necessary in this cocktail, so substitute orange bitters and simple syrup with your passionfruit puree for a rounded flavor profile.
- Pair with: Chicken enchiladas or spicy fish tacos
Similar to moscow mules, mojitos are straightforward enough to be tailored a variety of ways. The mint is the unsung hero in this cocktail. Pairing it with passionfruit boosts both flavors and creates a super refreshing, classically approachable beverage. If you want to up your presentation game in this cocktail, use crushed ice of varying size.
- Pair with: Roasted Lamb or a light cheese plate
Passionfruit Moscow Mule
Bring some tropical fruit to the arctic north with this cocktail. The simplicity of moscow mules make them open to interpretation, so experimenting with different tropical flavored vodkas is highly recommended. In this cocktail, we like muddling the fruit as apposed to using a puree. Apply this technique in your standard recipe, as the ginger beer will help the fruit permeate into the drink.
- Pair with: Stuffed sweet potatoes and salmon.
Step aside OJ, there’s a new brunch king in town. Passionfruit nectar goes great with prosecco and other sparkling wines, but brings a fun tropical twist that isn’t present in traditional mimosas. Garnish with a slice of unripe passionfruit (it’ll be smoother in appearance) for the ultimate instagrammable cocktail.
- Pair with: French toast with fresh strawberries