Passion Fruit Margarita
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Tequila Makes a Difference in this Passion Fruit MargaritaDon't make this cocktail with any old tequila. It is best made with a good añejo tequila. I use Patrón extra añejo. I know, many people will tell you this tequila should only be drunk straight up. If you are purist I respect that. I personally find the smooth smokiness of this tequila makes this cocktail.
Cocktail Ice CubesFor this passion fruit margarita or really almost any cocktail, your choice of ice cubes can make a huge difference. For a highball drink like this one, you want one, or maybe two large ice cubes. Why? Aside from looking cool, the larger ice cubes take longer to melt and don't immediately dilute your drink. Here are trays of both round and square oversized ice cubes.
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Make Your Own Simple SugarYou can buy simple sugar, but there really is no need to. Make your own by mixing 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a pan. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to very low for 10 minutes. If you want you can infuse it with flavor by adding a strip of citrus zest, fresh ginger slices, a cinnamon stick, fresh herbs or whatever flavoring strikes your fancy. Let the flavoring steep in the hot sugar and water. The longer you let it steep, the stronger the flavor will be. Just remember to strain out the flavorings and discard them before you make your cocktails.
More About Passion Fruit and Passion Fruit RecipesThere is nothing more beautiful and exotic than a passion fruit flower. Did you know that the passion fruit flower is completely edible? To learn more about passion fruit, including growing your own vine, click here. Check out some of our other passion fruit recipes:
Passion Fruit Margarita
Yield 1 cocktail
This passion fruit margarita is made with fresh passion fruit and a good añejo aged tequila. The passion fruit smells heavenly and complements a smoky tequila.
- 2 ounces good dark tequila (don't use the cheap stuff)
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 1/2 ounce simple sugar (see headnotes for how to make your own)
- Fruit, pulp and seeds from 1/2 to 1 whole passion fruit, depending on size of fruit
- 2 ounces of soda water (optional)
- Mint sprig, passion fruit or other edible flowers for garnish
- Stir together tequila, Grand Marnier, lime, simple sugar and passion fruit. Pour into highball glass over one large ice cube. Finish with a topper of soda water. Garnish with mint or a passionfruit flower or other edible flowers.
You will want to adjust the ingredients in this cocktail to your own personal preference. Some may not care for any simple sugar and others may want a bit more than what the recipe calls for. Likewise with the lime juice, vary the amount depending on how tart you like it. Finally, this drink can be made without the soda water if you like a more booze forward cocktail. I personally like a hefty splash of soda water in mine.
Cuisine New American