This Passion Fruit Martini is luscious, delicately sweet, and subtly refreshing. That’s a perfect cocktail for those who love light and fruity cocktails.Jump to Recipe
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?)
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.
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 MartiniCourse: Drinks
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
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!
Hi – I’m Ben, a blogger, recipe developer, and food photographer. I’m glad you’re here! I hope you will enjoy hundreds of delicious recipes and a pinch of havoc in the kitchen.