You can use passion fruit syrup to make a mean martini or any other passion fruit cocktail.
The syrup is easy to make and retains all that tropical, exotic flavor of the fruit.
How to Make Passion Fruit Syrup
You can use fresh passion fruits for this recipe or passion fruit pulp from Amazon.
Personally, I prefer the fresh stuff. I’m sure you do too. So check out your local farmers’ market or organic food supermarkets to pick up your own fruits.
The passion fruits I got my hands on are the yellow variety – you’ll likely have the purple skinned fruit. No worries, they both taste exactly the same.
You’ll want to leave your fruits to ‘wrinkle’ for a couple days. They develop a stronger flavor when you leave it and, trust me, you want that intense flavor. It is so, so good!
But don’t leave the fruits for too long. They can develop soft spots and the pulp can go bad. So, when you do cut into the fruits, always do a sniff test.
If the pulp smells amazing – like mango, citrus and flowers combined – you can use it for this passion fruit syrup recipe. If the pulp smells foul, chuck it in the compost asap!
Here’s a quick look at my ingredients:
Make Passion Fruit Juice
If the pulp passes the sniff test, scoop them out and add to the blender. You won’t need to add water to make it easier to blend. The seeds are naturally runny.
I used 3 passion fruits here – they gave me close to three-quarter cup of pulp.
Once blended, double strain to remove all the seed bits and pulp.
For me, that yielded half a cup.
By the way, this is the same process you can use to make passion fruit juice.
Set aside the strained, concentrated passion fruit juice.
Make a Simple Syrup
Simple syrups are incredibly easy to make. They’re all about mixing equal parts of white sugar and boiling water together and heating until all the sugar dissolves.
That’s all you need to do at this point.
I used a third cup each of sugar and water. I must mention here the syrup is not the sweetest – so if you want a very sweet martini or other sweet cocktails, you’ll want to up the sugar content of your syrup.
Once your syrup is made, remove from the heat and allow to cool for five to ten minutes. Then, mix in the passion fruit juice. That’s it!
Cool the syrup completely and refrigerate. Or use it immediately to make your drinks and have a great time!
You may see other recipes where the seeds are not blended or squeezed. Sure, you can do it that way, but I prefer to extract all the passion fruit nutrition out of the pulp.
Did you know passion fruits have very high levels of Vitamin C? According to the USDA Food Database, passion fruit contains good levels of Vitamins C, B2 and B3; and minerals like iron, phosphorous and potassium.
Skip all these steps and pick up passion fruit syrup on Amazon:
Here’s a quick video tutorial:
Passion Fruit Syrup: Simple and Easy Recipe
- 3 ripe passion fruits
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- ⅓ cup boiling water
- Wash and cut passion fruits.
- Scoop out the seeds.
- Blend the seeds.
- Strain to remove pulp and seed bits.
- Add water to a small pot on low heat.
- Add sugar and stir until everything dissolves.
- Remove from heat and allow to cool for five minutes.
- Stir in strained passion fruit juice while the syrup is still warm.
- Refrigerate immediately or serve cold.
More Drinks? Yes please!