Passion Fruit Cocktails

Whether used in a juice, syrup, purée or liqueur, passion fruit adds a punch of fruity flavor to cocktails. The plant is native to South America, so it’s a natural fit for drinks made with rum or cachaça, but as these recipes show, the tropical fruit’s flavor complements aged spirits like whiskey and applejack.

Baby Zombie
Applejack sets this Zombie riff apart.

The Coronado
Passion fruit juice and coconut water give this cocktail a hit of tropical sunshine.

Don the Beachcomber’s Kona Cocktail
A passion fruit syrup anchors this tiki recipe adapted by tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.

The Emoji
A summery spirit-free cocktail with cold-brew, orgeat and passion fruit.

Highwayman
Bourbon, Scotch and rum combine with coffee liqueur and passion fruit liqueur.

Life on Freezy Street
A breezy blend of Sav Blanc, passion fruit liqueur, apricot, citrus and honey.

Lost Lake Cocktail
The namesake cocktail for the Chicago tiki bar features rum, Campari, pineapple, maraschino and passion fruit syrup.

Maracuya Caipirinha
A sweeter, seasonal Caipirinha.

Meauxbar Rum Cocktail
The Hurricane cocktail, all grown up, made with passion fruit syrup.

Old Injustices Negroni
A juicy spin on the Negroni with passion fruit purée, gin and Campari.

Oil State Sunrise
Dry rosé sets a pretty tone for this highball.

Passion Fruit Frosé
Frosé meets passion fruit in this breezy treat.

Permanent Holiday
A warm tiki drink made with amaro, whiskey, grapefruit and passion fruit syrup.

Pobrecito Passion Fruit Cocktail
Rye whiskey builds a sturdy backbone for this rich, fruity cocktail from Phoenix.

Resting Spritz Face 
Celebrate spritz season with this amped up version that features two kinds of Italian aperitivo, citrus and passion fruit.

The Saturn
A classic tiki cocktail made with gin and passion fruit.

That Party Last Night
A whiskey-fueled punch for two with passion fruit syrup.

Virgin’s Sacrifice
A frozen riff on the Carter Beats the Devil cocktail.


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