The inspiration for this tropical cocktail comes from my friend and passion fruit source, Sandy. Get well and come back to work soon! This recipe is similar to the delicious tequila Meyer lemonade we made back in July. Here the fresh passion fruit (maracujá in Portuguese) adds a sweet, fruity and earthy flavor to the drink whereas the lemonade has more of a citrusy zing. It would be great to serve both kinds together in large pitchers at a Thanksgiving party! The yummy flavors would help all of your guests feel warm and summery as they sit down to the traditional autumn feast. Looking for other exciting cocktail ideas, visit Domestic Daddy for some great ideas.
I used Patrón silver as I’ve been told by Prof. T that it is the best of the tequilas. I must agree, as generally I’m not much of a fan for that type of spirit, yet Patrón always seems just right. The recipe is for an individual drink. Simply multiply everything to make more.
fresh passion fruit margarita with Patrón silver
1 pint sized highball glass or similar
3 fresh passion fruit (or more)
2 tsp sugar (or more)
1½ shots (or more if you’re really frisky) good silver tequila, like Patrón
Cut passion fruit in halves. Using a teaspoon, scoop pulp and seeds out of shells and into the glass. Add sugar. Using a pestle, muddle passion fruit and sugar together. Don’t over do it. A little mixing is really all that you need. Fill the cup with ice. Add tequila and give it another stir. Decorate with a slice of passion fruit shell and serve with a straw so that you can slurp up the seeds and everything while drinking the cocktail.
In Brazil there is a natural extract made from the seeds of the passion fruit (maracujina) that is supposed to have mild calming properties. Parents serve non-alcoholic maracujá drinks to hyperactive kids as a kind of folk remedy. So this drink, that contains both maracujina and tequila, should leave you very peaceful and mellow. Thinking about peace, you should sit back with a tall glass of fresh passion fruit margarita with Patrón silver and enjoy this relaxing video of the Hollies performing The Air that I Breathe: