Tiki Passion Pineapple Rum Cocktail

I really like the taste of Passion Fruit (the syrup at least). This cocktail is another great example of what can be done with it. The Passion Fruit is very present, but isn’t as overwhelming as some cocktails based on it.

0.75 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
1.0 oz Pineapple Juice
1.0 oz Lime Juice
1.0 oz Orange Juice
0.75 oz Demerara Syrup (simple syrup made from Turbinado sugar)
2.0 oz Dark Rum

Ice, shaker, shake, strain. Simple. Good stuff!

Pieces of Eight

This is another great passion fruit cocktail. It is tart and sweet. Surprisingly, given the amount of passion fruit syrup, not too sweet.

1.5 oz Light Rum
1.5 oz Passion Fruit Syrup
0.75 oz Lime Juice
0.75 oz Lemon Juice (one variation calls for 1.5 oz to offset the sweetness of the passion fruit syrup)

Add crushed ice and all ingredients to a shaker and shake. Pour unstrained into a cocktail glass. Alternatively, place 1/2 cup of ice in a blender with the ingredients and blend for 5 seconds.

Passion Fruit Syrup

Ripe passion fruit is circular, has a wrinkled leathery skin, and contains a juicy, pulpy flesh with small black seeds. Passion fruit syrup can be made from the juice along with sugar, and is both tart and sweet. It is used in some well known cocktails such as the Hurricane and Trader Vic Grog.

Awesome Drinks has a recipe for Passion Fruit Daiquiri this is one of my favorite cocktails.

When I started looking for passion fruit syrup, I found the Possmei brand at an attractive price. It is, however, a 5.5 POUND jug of the stuff. I bought it anyway. Don’t judge me.

Anyway, it is tasty stuff. I actually like to occasionally mix it with Sprite (and with no alcohol). It yields a sweet, but very tropical drink.

Siboney

This a great cocktail that highlights passion fruit syrup. It is tart, and sweet. Along with that, add a good dark rum and it is full of flavor!

1.0 oz dark Jamaican rum (I used Plantation Double Aged Dark)
0.5 oz Lemon juice
0.5 oz Pineapple juice
0.5 oz Passion fruit syrup (I used Possmei)

Add ice and all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake. Strain. Pour.

That’s a good cocktail!