This Passionfruit Margarita recipe is a bright and citrusy twist on a classic margarita. This margarita has the perfect sweet, sour, and salty balance for every margarita lover's dream!
Why I love this Passionfruit Margarita
Margaritas with passion fruit...what's not to love? This Passionfruit Margarita has the perfect blend of sourness from the passion fruit and lime juice and sweetness from the agave syrup. I love salt with my margaritas to balance out all of the flavors, but, of course, it's optional.
If you love margaritas, check out my Hibiscus Margaritas, Calamansi Lime Margarita, or my Grapefruit Elderflower Margarita recipes.
How to Make a Passion Fruit Margarita
Prepare a margarita glass with salt by placing agave syrup or lime juice on the rim of the glass and then dipping the top of the glass in the margarita salt. Fill the glass with fresh ice and set it aside.
Add fresh ice to the cocktail shaker along with the tequila, orange liqueur, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and agave syrup. Place the top on the shaker and shake for 10-12 seconds until nice and cold.
Double strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or edible flower if desired and enjoy. Cheers!
How to Make Passionfruit Pulp
If you are lucky enough to find fresh passion fruit, you can easily remove the pulp, strain out the seeds and have a beautiful and delicious pulp for your margaritas. Use a fine-mesh strainer to remove the seeds or use your cocktail strainer to remove them when pouring your cocktail.
Where to Find Passion Fruit Puree
If you don't have access to fresh passion fruit, you can always buy passion fruit puree online. I have also found frozen passion fruit pulp in some grocery stores in the frozen fruit section like the brand below.
Which Tequila to use for a Passionfruit Margarita
I like to use a silver or blanco (joven) tequila for margaritas. These tequilas are generally aged for a smaller amount of time which makes them "younger" creating a stronger flavor.
You can use a less expensive tequila since the flavor is mixed with other ingredients and most silver tequilas tend to be less expensive because they are not aged as long. Save the expensive stuff for sipping!
Which Orange Liqueur to Use
Triple sec is the most common orange liqueur in margarita recipes, however, you can use any orange liqueur you enjoy like Grand Marnier or Cointreau. Lately, I have been enjoying Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao Orange Ameres which is a type of triple sec.
I like it because of the slightly bitter and floral notes it gives to a cocktail. Pierre Ferrand is enjoyed in tiki-inspired cocktails like the Mai Tai, so it makes sense in this tropical margarita.
Passion Fruit Margarita Recipe
- 1 margarita glass (or cocktail glass of your choice)
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- ½ ounce orange liqueur (I used Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao)
- 1 ounce passion fruit pulp or puree
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ ounce agave syrup
- margarita salt (optional)
- lime wedge or edible flower (optional garnish)
- Prepare the margarita glass with salt (optional) by placing agave syrup or lime juice on the rim of the glass and then dipping the top of the glass in the margarita salt. Fill the glass with fresh ice and set it aside.
- Add fresh ice to the cocktail shaker along with the tequila, orange liqueur, passion fruit puree, lime juice, and agave syrup. Place the top on the shaker and shake for 10-12 seconds until nice and cold.
- Double strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or edible flower if desired and enjoy. Cheers!
Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
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