This Passion Fruit Martini is a little tart, a little sweet, and full of citrusy flavor. Made with passion fruit puree and vodka, you can't go wrong with this tropical cocktail!
Why I Love this Passion Fruit Martini
I love this Passion Fruit Martini because it has all the tropical flavors you crave in one glass: sweet, sour, and fruity! The color of this drink is pretty spectacular as well which makes it even more fun to drink.
Creating craft cocktails at home is awesome because you can make them however you want! This cocktail can be altered to be sweeter or sourer and you can use flavored vodka or regular vodka.
If you love passion fruit as much as I do, check out some of my other recipes like Easy Passion Fruit Bars, Passionfruit Margaritas, Passion Fruit Cupcakes, and Guava Passion Fruit Drink.
How to Make Passion Fruit Puree
If you can find fresh, ripe passion fruit you can make your own puree. You will need at least 2-3 passion fruits for this cocktail.
Cut each passion fruit in half and dig out the middle with a spoon. Stir the pulp and then use a mesh strainer to remove the seeds. You can also use your spoon to lightly press on the pulp to get all of the goodies you want through the sieve.
If you purchase frozen passion fruit, allow it to thaw in the fridge or on the countertop. If there are chunks of fruit, give it a quick zip in a food processor or a blender. You can also find passion fruit puree online.
Can I use Regular Vodka?
Yes, you can use non-flavored vodka for this recipe. Since vanilla vodka is usually sweeter than regular vodka, you may want to add a little more simple syrup, but it's up to you.
Another vodka that would be delicious in this cocktail is citrus vodka. Use the same amount and taste for desired sweetness.
What Garnish to Use for this Cocktail?
I really wanted a dried passion fruit slice to use as a garnish but I didn't want to waste any of that delicious pulp! A lemon or lime twist or edible flower would make this cocktail even more beautiful, but I think the color speaks for itself.
Tools to Make a cocktail with Passion Fruit
A cocktail shaker with a built-in strainer is a must for any home bar.
You will also need a fine-mesh strainer to strain the passion fruit and to double-strain the cocktail after shaking.
And you can't make a martini without a martini glass!
Passion Fruit Martini
- 2 ounces vanilla vodka (can substitute regular or citrus vodka)
- 1 ounce passion fruit puree
- ⅓ ounce orange liqueur I used orange curacao
- ⅓ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup (can substitute agave or orgeat)
- Add fresh ice to a cocktail shaker along with all of the ingredients. Add the lid and shake for 10-12 seconds until nice and cold.
- Double-strain the cocktail into a martini glass. Garnish if desired and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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Amy Liu Dong says
Oh my, this martini looks so good! Definitely looks delicious and very tasty! Everything is so perfect! Loving this drink already!
This is my new favorite martini! The passion fruit in the drink made it sooo good!
It's one of my favorites, too. Cheers!
Such a stunning summer cocktail! This is beautiful and sounds so refreshing. I'd love to sip on this during a cookout or beach day!
Beach + this cocktail = bliss! 🍸
Enriqueta E Lemoine says
Passion fruit is my favorite fruit ever! This Martini is oust of this world. I love that you made the passion fruit puree— my kind of drink, recipe, and bartender. Cheers!
Thanks, Enriqueta! Passion fruit is my favorite, too 😀
Hayley Dhanecha says
Love passion fruit, and this martini is so good! Can't wait to make and serve on my dad's 60th birthday party!
I'm so glad you liked it. Enjoy the celebration!
This is the most fun martini cocktail! I think it is perfect for a summer gathering. We are planning a big get-together soon, and I bet this passion fruit martini will be the star of the evening. Thanks for the idea!
Thanks, Jenny, I hope it's a hit at your party.
This passion fruit martini sounds fantastic . I will be trying this very soon , I love fruity martinis .
Oh my, this Martini recipe looks amazingly delicious and very tasty! I totally love the combination of passion fruit puree and vodka! Such a great idea!
This sounds like a great spring/summer drink! I love how the color turned out. Excited to give it a try!
I love passionfruit cocktails and this one is stunning. Such a beautiful colour and you just know it's full of flavour too. I bet it's amazing with that vanilla vodka.
Thanks, Bernice, I know you will love this one!
Such a fantastic tropical cocktail! I love that color and the flavors sound amazing. So easy too.
Love a good tropical cocktail, and this really hits the spot!
oh my goodness, you must have known it's my birthday. *scribbles down ingredients*
LOL, I actually made this one for my birthday too! It's a keeper 😉
THis martini looks so refreshing and deliicous. Thanks for sharing.
This will be a great martini to have at one of my upcoming chic-flick nights. Thank you!
Great idea, I'm sure it will be a hit!