Passion Fruit Daiquiri Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol content:15%

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 16, 2024


The Passion Fruit Daiquiri is a tropical twist on the classic Daiquiri, which has its roots in Cuba around the late 1800s. The traditional Daiquiri is a simple blend of rum, lime juice, and sugar, but the addition of passion fruit adds an exotic flair that's perfect for those who enjoy fruity cocktails with a vibrant taste.

  • Origins: The Daiquiri was said to be a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and JFK.
  • Popularity: It gained popularity in the mid-20th century in the US.
  • The Twist: Adding passion fruit to the mix caters to those who appreciate a more complex, tropical profile in their drink.

How Passion Fruit Daiquiri Tastes?

The Passion Fruit Daiquiri is a delightful blend of sweet and tart flavors. The passion fruit juice provides a tropical sweetness that's balanced by the sharpness of the lime juice. The rum adds a warm, smooth undertone, making the cocktail both refreshing and potent.

Interesting facts about Passion Fruit Daiquiri

  • Passion fruit is rich in vitamins A and C, which makes this cocktail a slightly healthier indulgence.
  • The Daiquiri was reportedly invented by an American mining engineer in Cuba.
  • The Passion Fruit Daiquiri is especially popular in tropical regions, where the fruit is readily available.



  • Why 2 tbsp?
    • Just the right amount for sweetness without overpowering the tangy and tropical flavors.
  • Flavor profile
    • Acts as a sweeter and balancer. Without it, the cocktail might be too tart.
  • Alternatives
    • Agave syrup or honey can be used for a different kind of sweetness.

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Lime Juice

  • Why 1.5 oz?
    • Provides the necessary acidity to contrast with the sweetness of the sugar and passion fruit.
  • Flavor profile
    • Adds brightness and freshness. A daiquiri without lime is like a beach without sand.
  • Alternatives
    • Lemon juice could substitute for a slightly different tang.

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White Rum

  • Why 3 oz?
    • Gives the cocktail its boozy backbone without overwhelming the other flavors.
  • Flavor profile
    • The spirit of the party! It contributes a subtle sweetness and warmth.
  • Alternatives
    • Light rum can be replaced with a dark rum for a richer taste.

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Passion Fruit Juice

  • Why 6 oz?
    • To ensure the passion fruit is the star of the show.
  • Flavor profile
    • Brings a tropical and exotic twist to the party.
  • Alternatives
    • Mango or pineapple juice could play a similar tropical role but with different nuances.

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Passion Fruit

  • Why optional?
    • For an extra burst of flavor and texture.
  • Flavor profile
    • Enhances the tropical profile of the drink.
  • Alternatives
    • A splash of grenadine can give an additional fruity depth and a pop of color.

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Lime Slices

  • Why for garnish?
    • Adds a touch of elegance and a hint of lime aroma.
  • Flavor profile
    • It's all about presentation and a zesty olfactory invitation.
  • Alternatives
    • A sprig of mint for a dash of color and a fresh scent.

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Recipe. How to make Passion Fruit Daiquiri Drink

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 ½ ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice.
  2. Stir well and let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice.
  4. Pour in 3 ounces of white rum and 6 ounces of passion fruit juice.
  5. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
  6. Strain into two cocktail glasses.
  7. Optionally, scoop the pulp of half a passion fruit into each glass.
  8. Garnish with a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.

Pro Tips

  • Use freshly squeezed lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill your cocktail glasses in the freezer before serving to keep your drink colder longer.
  • If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can add more sugar or use a simple syrup instead of granulated sugar for easier dissolving.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled Shrimp - The zesty lime juice and tropical notes of passion fruit complement the sweetness of the shrimp.
  • Ceviche - The acidity in the cocktail cuts through the richness of the seafood.

Spicy Dishes

  • Spicy Thai Salads - A refreshing sip that can soothe the heat from a spicy salad.
  • Jerk Chicken - The fruity and tangy cocktail balances the spicy and smoky flavors of the chicken.


  • Lemon Tart - This cocktail's citrusy profile dances well with similarly tart desserts.
  • Coconut-based Desserts - Tropical flavors of the drink harmonize with coconut's subtle sweetness.

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What you could change in Passion Fruit Daiquiri

  • If white rum is not available, you can use any light rum as a substitute.
  • For a non-alcoholic version, omit the rum and use sparkling water for some fizz.
  • If fresh passion fruit juice is not available, a good quality bottled version can work, but adjust the sugar as needed since some bottled juices are pre-sweetened.

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Mango Daiquiri

  • Ingredients: Substitute passion fruit juice with mango juice.
  • Recipe: Follow the original recipe, swapping the passion fruit juice with mango juice.
  • Flavor Change: Expect a sweeter, less tangy but equally tropical experience.

Spicy Passion Fruit Daiquiri

  • Ingredients: Add half a teaspoon of finely diced chili to the shaker.
  • Recipe: Include the chili with the lime juice and sugar, then follow the original recipe.
  • Flavor Change: Brings a warm spicy kick that contrasts the sweetness and acidity.

Passion Fruit Daiquiri Royale

  • Ingredients: Add a float of champagne on top.
  • Recipe: Prepare the original recipe and top the drink with a splash of champagne.
  • Flavor Change: Adds a fizzy sophistication and dryness, transforming it into a celebratory drink.

In case you forgot basics how to make Passion Fruit Daiquiri

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Passion Fruit Daiquiri

How do you select a good passion fruit for making a cocktail?

Choose a passion fruit that feels heavy for its size with slightly wrinkled skin, which indicates ripeness. The fruit should have a rich, aromatic scent and a deep purple or yellow color, depending on the variety.

What's the difference between shaking and stirring a cocktail?

Shaking is used to quickly chill and dilute a cocktail, as well as to incorporate ingredients like fruit juices, cream, or egg whites. Stirring is a gentler technique used primarily for spirit-forward cocktails where clarity and a smooth texture are desired.

Can I use a different type of rum for a Passion Fruit Daiquiri?

While the classic Daiquiri is made with white rum, you can experiment with aged or dark rum for a different flavor profile. Remember that this will alter the taste and appearance of the final cocktail.

How do you properly garnish a cocktail?

A proper garnish should complement the flavors of the cocktail and enhance its appearance. Cut a thin slice of lime or a twist and place it on the rim of the glass or float it on top of the drink.

What is the best way to store leftover passion fruit juice?

Leftover passion fruit juice should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and used within a few days. You can also freeze it in ice cube trays for longer preservation.

How important is the quality of ice in a cocktail?

The quality of ice is important as it affects the dilution and temperature of the cocktail. Clear, dense ice melts slower and provides a better drinking experience without watering down the drink too quickly.

Is there a vegan option for sweetening cocktails instead of using granulated sugar?

Agave syrup, maple syrup, and organic cane sugar are suitable vegan alternatives for sweetening cocktails. These options may introduce new flavors, so adjust the amount to suit your taste preference.

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