Variations and Substitutions
Passion fruit can be a tricky ingredient to come by. Thankfully, the world has plenty of options for achieving that passion fruit margarita result.
- Instead of passion fruit pulp, opt for passion fruit liqueur.
- If you're lucky enough to find passion fruit juice, that's an excellent substitute for pulp.
- Increase the amount of agave, simple syrup, or honey for a sweeter margarita.
- Using añejo rather than silver tequila will give you a smoother margarita.
- Coconut tequila will give your passion fruit margarita an even more tropical spin.
Passionate about garnishes? Here are a few ideas for your passion fruit margarita.
- Add a salt or sugar rim to your margarita! First, rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. Add your sugar or salt to a saucer, then dip the rim into the saucer. Prepare your drink as you would then pour into the prepared glass, careful not to touch the rim.
- Use an orange or lemon wheel instead of a lime.
- Consider a citrus ribbon or twist, as well.
- A passion fruit wedge, slice, or half adds a fun and unusual look.
- Top off with fresh fruit, using a strawberry or piece of pineapple for a tropical look.
About the Passion Fruit Margarita
Passion fruit is the delicious result of the passion flowers, a tropical flower that vines. The inside of the passion fruit, where you can find the pulpy seeds, is what people eat and what you can squeeze to make passion fruit juice. The fleshy seeds are a tangy flavor, just sweet enough to keep it from being too sour. Many compare it to be a cross between a kiwi, mango, and pineapple with a hint of a tart citrus.
If you want your passion fruit margarita as a crossover with another flavor, consider mixing with coconut, such as coconut tequila or cream of coconut, mangoes, oranges, peaches, pineapples, or strawberries. The best part about these flavor pairings is that you can pick up this fruit frozen, add your ingredients to a blender with extra ice, and you have an even juicier passion fruit margarita.
Passion fruit is slowly growing in popularity and availability, finding its way to local grocery stores, bars, and even liquor stores. Since passion fruit pairs so well with lime, orange, and tequila, it makes sense that a passion fruit margarita absolutely shines. You could almost say this margarita will be your next passion project.