Can you believe that for once Cinco de Mayo is actually falling on a Tuesday?! This definitely calls for a celebration and there is honestly no better way to celebrate than with these passion fruit margaritas. For a long time, I really struggled with being able to create restaurant quality margaritas. Maybe I had the wrong ratios or maybe I wasn’t using the right ingredients, but I am pleased to say that I would happily pay at least $10 for this passion fruit margarita in any restaurant.
If you haven’t ever had passion fruit, it is honestly one of my favorite flavors ever. It’s fresh, bright, a little sour, and so great in a cocktail. I actually use it in a lot of cocktail recipes, like my passion fruit whiskey sour and the best ever mai tai. If you can find fresh passion fruit, great! I have a hard time getting my hands on it, so I always keep a container of passion fruit puree in my freezer. I prefer this brand because it doesn’t have a lot of sugar added and so it’s mostly fresh passion fruit juice. You can get the brand I use on Amazon here.
I have wanted to post more cocktail recipes and this is honestly one of the best I’ve made. I used dehydrated lime slices as a garnish, because I’m extra and I’ve written the method below! This cocktail is best enjoyed on a patio somewhere in the sun. Salud!
Dehydrated Lime Slices
2 limes, thinly sliced
Preheat an oven to 225 degrees F. Place a rack over a baking sheet and arrange the lime slices on top and then put tray in the oven for 4 hours or so, until the slices are dark in color and very dry. Cool to room temperature before using and store in an airtight container.
OTHER RECIPES YOU MAY LIKEPrint
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. grand marnier or cointreau
1 oz. passion fruit puree
3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. simple syrup
tajin or salt for the rim
dehydrated lime slices, for garnish
Dip the rim of a double rocks glass in a small amount of water and then dip into a container filled with salt or tajin and fill with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, grand marnier, passion fruit, lime, and simple syrup with a couple cubes of ice and shake vigorously. Strain into the prepared cocktail glass and garnish with a dehydrated lime slice, if desired.
You can find passion fruit puree at specialty liquor stores or on Amazon, as linked above. You can also use fresh juice from the fruit if you can find some.
I prefer blanco tequila, but use your favorite!