I promise I will get off my passion fruit kick soon, but our vines are seriously overflowing and I’m finding every way I can to use them up! Which is not a terrible fate as they’re the most delicious thing to come out of summer. I think I love them more because to use them in recipes requires some work- cutting them open, spooing their juicy contents into a colander, pressing the flesh through the colander over and over again until just the seeds are left- it’s laborious to be sure! But when I’m left with a mason jar full of the best tasting juice on the planet I feel a sense of accomplishment that can barely be matched these days. Maybe I’ll feel the same when I give birth. HA! In all seriousness though, the effort is worth it because the juice is so tropical and lovely that I immediately forget my swollen feet and aching back and am transported to a tropical world where my only problems could possibly be which beach to go to or which bikini to wear (for the record I can’t wear any of my bikinis because my belly/boobs swallow them whole). I’ve been drinking these margaritas without the tequila because I’m mom of the year, but Lou and my neighbors have been enjoying them as they’re meant to be and the consensus is this: LIFE CHANGING! Which means that next time you’re at the the farmer’s market/grocery store and you see a heaping pile of passion fruit- buy them all. Buy them, juice them, and for the love of all things summer turn that juice into tropical margaritas. You’ll thank me I promise!!! xx- Sarah
- 3 oz passsionfruit juice
- 2 oz lime simple syrup (1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lime zest, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice)
- 2 oz tequila or rum
- lime wheels to garnish
- To make the lime simple syrup: In a small saucepan combine 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of water over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest and lime juice. Transfer to a glass container, place in refrigerator and let cool for 1 hour.
- To make the cocktail:
- Combine tequila (or rum if you prefer), passion fruit juice, and simple syrup over ice in a shaker. Shake or stir and strain into glass of ice and garnish with a thinly sliced lime. Sit back and enjoy!