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This brightly colored, tropical tasting cocktail is perfect to serve at your next summer get together. Try out this easy to make three ingredient passion fruit sour and you’re sure to love it!
What is a Passion Fruit Sour?
A passion fruit sour is a combination of passoa, lemon juice and simple syrup. It is a pretty red colored cocktail that has a very sweet burst fashion fruit mellowed out by a sour citrus zing.
This cocktail is part of the family of sour drinks which are popular to make. Sour drinks are cocktails that combine a liquor or liqueur with lemon or lime juice and simple syrup.
The lemon juice and simple syrup for the cocktail can either be made it home or purchased at the store. Fresh squeezed lemon juice tends to be a little tarter in flavor. Homemade simple syrup is easy to make, you just need sugar and water.
Passoa is a bright red, slightly pink colored liqueur. It has a sweet and strong passion fruit flavor. It is about 20% alcohol by volume.
When to Make This Drink:
This is sweet and sour tropical flavored drink should be served up for occasions like:
- 4th of July
- beach days or poolside parties
- spring or summer celebrations
There are a ton of different modifications you can make to the strength that will still result in a similar flavor including:
- Add fresh passion fruit. You can either muddle some passion fruit or add straight pressure fruit juice to the cocktail.
- Ramp up the alcohol content. Add a little bourbon, rum or gin.
- Use an egg white. Many sour drinks add an egg white to them. You can certainly add one to this as well.
- Substitute lemon juice. Instead of using lemon juice, you can use lime juice to still get a sour citrus flavor but with a slight twist.
- Make it a passion fruit pisco sour. Add in pisco which is a type of liquor.
- Use a flavored simple syrup. Ginger, mango or even passion fruit flavored simple syrup would work well to accentuate the flavors in this drink.
How to make this drink:
With only 3 minutes and a little shaking necessary, you should be able to whip this one up in 5 minutes or less. Dump all your ingredients in your shaker and get ready to enjoy.
- 2 oz Passion fruit liqueur
- 1.5 oz Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz Simple syrup
Make sure you got everything gathered together including passoa, simple syrup, lemon juice, jigger, rocks glass, ice, hawthorne shaker and cocktail shaker.
Fill both your glass and shaker with ice. You can build this glass in the shaker or the glass. However, either way you’ll shake it together before serving.
Using a jigger, measure up 2 oz of passoa. Dump that either into the glass or the shaker.
Using a jigger, measure 1.5 oz of lemon juice. Dump that either into the glass or the shaker.
Using a jigger, measure 1.5 oz of simple syrup. Dump that either into the glass or the shaker.
Next, you need to shake everything together. If you built the drink in the glass empty the contents into the cocktail shaker.
Put the top on the shaker and shake well for around 15 to 20 seconds or until the shaker becomes cold. Then, remove the lid and pour your drink into your glass.
Passion Fruit Sour
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- Rocks glass
- 2 oz Passion Fruit Liqueur
- 1.5 oz Lemon Juice
- 1.5 oz Simple Syrup
- Gather up all the items listed above in ingredients and equipment.
- Toss ice into both the shaker and rocks glass. They should both be filled to the top with ice.
- Grab the jigger and passion fruit liqueur. Use the jigger to measure 2 oz of passion fruit liqueur and toss it into the shaker.
- Grab the jigger and lemon juice. Use the jigger to measure 1.5 oz of lemon juice and toss it into the shaker.
- Grab the jigger and simple syrup. Use the jigger to measure 1.5 oz of simple syrup and toss it into the shaker.
- Grab the lid to the shaker and put it on top of the shaker.
- Shake it up for about 15 – 20 seconds or until the shaker is cold the touch.
- Remove the shaker lid and put the strainer over top of the shaker.
- Pour the drink into the rocks glass.