Passion Fruit Martini

Passion Fruit Martini

This Passion Fruit Martini is luscious, delicately sweet, and subtly refreshing. That’s a perfect cocktail for those who love light and fruity cocktails.

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Passion Fruit Martini

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well. So am I, thanks for asking. But I am kind of shocked it’s already end of May. I mean we all know time flies, but it’s been outrageously fast this year. But let’s not dwell on sad facts and focus on positive things. Like this Passion Fruit Martini.

In fact, this post is a spoiler. Why? Because I will have two huge things going on here in summer. Passion fruits and cocktails. Yup, you will see many passion fruit recipes shortly. Another spoiler alert: many of them would be in form of cocktails LOL (Shocking, right?)

Summer Cocktails

And cocktails. Oh well, who knew two years ago cocktail production would be the THING on this blog. True – I never really thought of making and photographing cocktails until last summer. Partially because I was thinking it’s challenging (and somewhat) boring to photograph cocktails. Perhaps, it is. If you photograph them for a restaurant menu or magazine where they tend to look elegant and classy. Not if you are food blogger, though (because your blog, your rules.)

So last year I ended up publishing more than 20 cocktail ideas, from summer to Christmas and even Halloween treats. And if you think I am going to stop this year, the answer is no. But I know you won’t mind!

Passion Fruit Martini

I prefer not overly strong and fruity cocktails, and this Passion Fruit Martini perfectly fits the bill. And luscious, moderately strong, and not overly sweet to be refreshing, too. The components are the following:

– Gin, although light rum would be a good substitution, too;

– Dry martini vermouth;

– A little of honey, for the added sweetness. You can skip it if you prefer less sweet drinks;

– Passion fruit pulp. I would recommend using fresh passion fruits as they are more flavourful. If they’re not available, you can still use packaged / frozen pulp. Please also keep in mind that sometimes such pulp has an added sweetener, so you could skip honey;

– Few drops of bitters (Optional but recommended for the depth of flavour.) Think of orange bitters or triple sec instead;

– Thyme. Just an aromatic addition, you can skip it;

– Possible addition could include natural vanilla seeds, lemon or lime juice for an extra freshness.

Customize it!

As always, you should adjust the proportions to your preferences. You can make it stronger by using more gin or less by stirring in some club soda. You can also serve it on the rocks, in this case you might want to increase the amount of gin as the melting ice will dilute the cocktail. Also, if you are not a fan of passion fruit seeds, you should use a fresh fruit to extract juice then. Seeds don’t bother us at all, so I opted for a simplest way. But I won’t recommend using passion fruit juice from package as it will be way too sweet.

I hope you like this Passion Fruit Martini, and you will give it a try soon! If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Passion Fruit Martini
Passion Fruit Martini

Passion Fruit Martini

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Drinks


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This Passion Fruit Martini is luscious, delicately sweet, and subtly refreshing. That’s a perfect cocktail for those people who love light and fruity cocktails.


  • 1 to 1.5 oz. gin

  • 2 oz. dry Martini Vermouth

  • ~ 1/4 cup passion fruit pulp (about 2 large passion fruits). If you want to avoid seeds, extract juice from about 3 passion fruits and discard the seeds. You can use frozen pulp, but in this case you might want to add some extra citrus juice, just to liven it up. Packaged passion fruit juice is not recommended as it’s usually very sweet.

  • Few drops of bitters (preferably citrus) or 1/4 oz. of triple sec

  • 1/2 tsp. honey, optional (You can skip if you prefer less sweet cocktails or if your passion fruit pulp is sweet enough.)

  • 1/4 oz. lime or lemon juice, optional

  • few thyme sprigs, optional

  • Ice, crushed

  • fresh passion fruit, for garnish


  • Chill serving glasses in advance.
  • In a shaker combine the gin, Martini Vermouth, passion fruit pulp (or juice), honey (if using), lemon or lime juice, thyme (if using), and ice.
  • Shake well for about 40 seconds. If you prefer the cocktail without ice, strain it into a chilled glass. Otherwise, enjoy with ice (But keep in mind it will be diluted.) Enjoy!

26 thoughts on “Passion Fruit Martini

  1. Valentina says:

    My Brazilian friend turned me on to passion fruit many years ago, and every year since, I can’t wait to get my hands on them. I love them in this beautiful cocktail! :-) ~Valentina

  2. David Scott Allen says:

    When I was in Santiago de Chile and on Easter Island, we had a lot of passionfruit cocktails. Ever since my return, I look for fresh passion fruit but only found it once at $4.00 PER FRUIT!! I had to say no. But I did recently find a passion fruit syrup for cocktails which tasted really fresh and wonderful and, not too sweet. Our Asian groicer carries passion fruit pulp but NOT where there is a supply chain issue. Sad. I will need to try this – and will definitely not skip the thyme!
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    • Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

      Thank you David!
      Oh yeah, $4.00 per one fruit is INSAINE! I can get one between $1.20 and $1.70, and I still consider it insane. But we had a sale back in April for a week (less than a dollar!), so I visited the store quite a few times to get MANY passion fruits. That was actually the source of all my upcoming passion fruit recipes :)

  3. Raymund says:

    I think I now have a favourite martini and this is it. Love passion fruit, the sweetness and tanginess that it gives is such an amazing taste, add to that the beauty factor of those seed.

  4. David @ Spiced says:

    What a fun idea!! I do love passion fruit although we can never find actual passion fruit around here. I can find the pulp in the frozen section of the store though – so that would work. This sounds like the perfect way to end a hot summer day!
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