A bright and refreshing passion fruit margarita. This delicious cocktail is perfect for a relaxing tropical escape.
Passion fruit is one of my favorite fruits. I always need some passion fruit every summer - its a tradition for me. Its become very popular here too as my passion fruit recipes are some of the most popular ones on my site. I promised to get a passion fruit margarita recipe up and I have finally perfected one!
Why it works
This margarita is sweet and tart with the perfect blend of citrus and passion fruit. It embodies everything we love about summer and is the perfect sip for any outdoor event.
It is easy to make and you can easily double, triple (or more) the recipe as needed to serve a crowd. You can also make a big batch of the passion fruit syrup to use for your margaritas or other recipes any time. The recipe also allows you to take a mini-vacation without leaving your home which for today, is perfect.
We use a few key ingredients to make the perfect passion fruit-infused margarita.
- Tequila - I recommend using silver tequila - the exact brand depends on the flavor you prefer. I like one that is more floral. You can experiment with gold tequila if that is your preference though.
- Triple sec - If you don't have triple sec you can use any orange-flavored liqueur.
- Lime juice - I usually like using all lime or a mix of lime and lemon, but you can also use all lemon if that is all you have available.
- Passion fruit syrup - I make this by using passion fruit juice (I find it in the freezer aisle of the grocery store) and granulated sugar. You can also use passion fruit pulp!
How to make
The most difficult thing to make for this passion fruit margarita is the passion fruit syrup, and even then, it isn't even difficult to make! The worst part is waiting for it to cool.
- Mix together the passion fruit juice and the granulated sugar. Heat together, stirring frequently until the sugar is dissolved. Cool completely.
- Add a bit of the cooled syrup to the rim of your glass, then dip the syrup-lined rims in salt.
- Add all the ingredients for the margarita together, including the syrup. Stir well.
- Fill your glass with ice, then the margarita.
You can do a little bit to jazz up your margarita if you are feeling particularly fancy.
- Add a few slices jalapenos to the passion fruit juice while you make the syrup for a spicy kick.
- Chop peaches or mangoes to add to the syrup for a delicious twist.
- Add everything to a blender with ice to make a delicious frozen margarita
- If you want to get extra fancy, you can add popping boba to your cocktail for a fun surprise!
While the exact origins are unknown, according to National Geographic, it is believed that the cocktail is inspired by a drink called The Daisy which is cocktail made with liquor, citrus juice, and grenadine poured over shaved ice that was very popular in the 30's and 40's. The word "margarita" is Spanish for the word "daisy."
You can find passion fruit when it is in season during the summer in many well-stocked grocery stores. You can use passion fruit juice or puree in the syrup. You can find frozen passion fruit in many grocery stores. Another option would be to look online.
Absolutely! You can also use grapefruit juice. Most types of oranges would also work if you like a sweeter cocktail.
If you are looking for more delicious recipes, you will need to try this popular passion fruit mojito and this passion fruit lemonade. You will also want to try this blood orange margarita, mango mojito, watermelon margarita, fresh fig margarita, blackberry prosecco mojito, and strawberry prosecco mojito. If you are looking for something with a lot more kick, you will love this peach moonshine and apple pie moonshine.
Passion Fruit Margarita
Passion fruit syrup
- ¼ cup passion fruit juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
Passion fruit margarita
- 2 ounces silver tequila
- 1 ounce triple sec
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces passion fruit syrup
- Mix together the passion fruit juice and the granulated sugar in a saucepan.
- Stir frequently as it cooks on medium-high. Continue to cook until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is slightly thickened. Pour into a container and chill in the refrigerator or freezer.
- Coat the rim of your glass with the passion fruit syrup, then coat in salt.
- Mix together the ingredients for the margarita - including the cooled passion fruit syrup into an ice-filled glass.
- Enjoy immediately.