This Passion Fruit Martini is a unique twist on the classic martini.
About the Recipe
Made with tart tropical passion fruit juice, vodka and dry vermouth, this fruity cocktail is a great choice on a hot summer day or served at a fancy dinner party.
The bright and tropical flavors of this sweet cocktail make it fun, festive and perfect to make for any occasion.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Easy - If you thought delicious cocktails were only something your favorite bartender could make, you will be surprised to know that it’s really not too difficult. This martini is simply made by combining a few simple ingredients in a cocktail shaker and straining it into a glass!
Impressive - This martini gets garnished with a piece of dried passion fruit and is served in a martini glass which makes it look elegant and visually appealing. It will definitely impress your guests and get the conversation flowing!
Versatile - This can be served on a hot summer day or as a sophisticated drink at a fancy dinner party with friends. Feel free to experiment serving this straight up in chilled martini glasses or in a rocks glass over ice.
Here are the ingredients you will need for this passion fruit martini recipe:
- Vodka - We used regular vodka
- Passion fruit juice - If you can find ripe passion fruit, you can puree it and strain the fresh juice.
- Dry vermouth
- Orange liqueur - Use triple sec orange liqueur like Cointreau
- Passion fruit - Use dried passion fruit as a garnish. You can also use fresh passion fruit if you can find it!
Let's make this passion fruit cocktail together!
Step 1: In a cocktail shaker, combine the vodka, passion fruit juice, dry vermouth and orange liqueur. Add a handful of ice and shake well.
Step 2: Strain into a martini glass and garnish with dried passion fruit. Enjoy!
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert recipe tips to make popular cocktail:
Dry vermouth - If you aren’t a fan of the dry vermouth taste, feel free to skip that ingredient!
Cocktail shaker - If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, a jar with a tight fitting lid will work just as well!
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Cocktail Shaker - This cocktail shaker is our favorite. It never sticks and it's great for so many different cocktails.
Strainer - This cocktail strainer is great for making cocktails at home.
Martini Glasses - I LOVE these martini glasses. They're so beautiful and would be perfect for this cocktail.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this delicious cocktail recipe.
- If you want a touch of heat, muddle some jalapeno slices in the cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients. This will add a spicy kick to your martini!
- If you prefer a sweeter taste, try adding 1-ounce of simple syrup, honey or agave nectar.
- You can use passion fruit liqueur instead of or in addition to vodka.
What To Serve With
Here are some recipes to serve alongside this passion fruit martini:
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Easy Lemon, Asparagus, and Whipped Goat Cheese Tart - This easy lemon, asparagus, and whipped goat cheese tart is a perfect Easter appetizer, quick weeknight meal, or great spring inspired dish that your whole family will love!
Frequently Asked Questions
Passion fruit is a sweet, seedy fruit that grows in South America. It has crunchy seeds, a jelly-like flesh and can taste sweet and/or sour.
You can use passion fruit puree but it will not be as sweet as the juice. If you choose to use the puree instead, I would be sure to add 1-ounce of simple syrup, honey or agave nectar to balance out the flavors.
Yes. This is simply just a garnish and only adds to the appearance. Feel free to skip it!
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Passion Fruit Martini
- 2 oz vodka
- ¾ oz passion fruit juice
- ½ oz dry vermouth
- Bar spoon orange liquor
- Dried passion fruit or herbs for garnish
- Combine vodka, passion fruit juice, dry vermouth, and orange liquor in a shaker.
- Add ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with passion fruit and herbs and serve.