Passion Fruit Margarita

IMG_3515The perfect drink to sip away the hours by the pool.  Make a big batch and keep them in the fridge, when you get a hankering for something fun with a kick pour 6 ounces into a blender with ice (or you can shake them) and you are back at poolside in no time!

I used frozen Passion Fruit puree (pulp it is sometimes called even though it looks more like juice) which is available at most latin grocery stores,  but if you can get fresh ones all the better.

Passion Fruit Margarita

In a large bowl add: 1 Cup of Simple Syrup*,  1 Cup of Passion Fruit Pulp (or juice), 1 Cup of freshly squeezed Lime juice, 1 Cup of Grand Marnier (or other orange flavored liquor) and 2 Cups of Tequila (I like reposado, but whatever you have will be just fine) for 2 drinks pour 6 ounces over about a cup of ice and either shake vigorously for 30 seconds or blend in a blender.

For an extra kick you could sprinkle a little cayenne one top or salt the rims of your glasses.  Cheers!

* to make simple syrup add: 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water to a small saucepan over medium high heat bring to a simmer and cook until the sugar has dissolved – a few minutes.  Chill before using.

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Passion Fruit Margarita

  1. cbcreates says:

    Margaritas! The vacation libation. We’ve been making peach margaritas (with clear anejo), seeing as we’re on Edisto Island SC this week. Passion Fruit would be the perfect for Fire Island Margarita. Am I right?

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