A deliciously refreshing summer mocktail with the delicate flavour of the passion fruit and the dash of colour, the freshness of mint and the thirst quenching properties of pineapple juice
Passion fruit are a tropical fruit with a hard brown skin and a soft yellow pulp, with small edible seeds.
It is has a distinctive taste and it is a wonderful fruit to add to drinks and dessert also because of its yellow pulp, able to lift the appearance of hte dullest of dishes!
Passion fruit can taste awful if not ripe so, before you attempt to make this drink, make sure your passion fruit is up for the task!
How to pick a ripe passion fruit from the store
Passion fruit has a hard, brown skin so you cannot rely on its look alone to know if it ripe.
When picking a ripe pression fruit form the grocery store you want them to:
Feel heavy: a fruit that is heavy for its size is a fruit with a lot of nice, juicy pulp, full of sugary deliciousness
Look wrinkled: a very smooth passion fruit is most likely not ready
Have a little give when pressed
How to open a passion fruit
To use a passion fruit, you will need a sharp knife and a small spoon.
use the knife to cut your passion fruit i half horizontally. Then, use a small spoon to scoop out the pulp paying attention not to inlcide the white rind around the pulp.
The white part is bitter and will ruin the taste of your passion fruit!
Once you have your pulp, you can eat in raw, add it as it is to your drink or dessert or you can use a strainer to separate the juice from the seeds.
For this drink, we use the whole pulp and seeds and they pack an extra punch of tropical flavour that brings your summer drink to the next level!
- 250ml orange juice
- 250 ml passion fruit
- 1lt pineapple juice
- 1l lemonade
- Mint (to dress)
- Cut the passion fruit in half, scoop out the pulp and pour it into a jar
- Add the juice, the ice and the lemonade and mix well
- Serve in tall glasses with fresh mint and crushed ice
Good to know: if you prefer your mocktail smoother, you can use a strainer to prevent the passion fruit seeds to get into the cocktail. We do however recommend to add a little bit of the pul at least for the best texture