Never did I ever think a Passionfruit Martini would be good. Turns out, I was wrong. This perfect blend of passionfruit juice, gin, and lime flavors is quite good. Please do add an umbrella to this cocktail, just for fun. It deserves it.
This gin cocktail is creamy and smooth, and not all all sweet. Passionfruit juice has such a unique and balanced taste, that you get to enjoy all of the tart and sweet in equal and subtle balance. Pair with a London dry gin for max smoothness and flavor compatibility. Sipsmith makes a great one, and Dingle has won some pretty fancy awards with their London dry version.
The Passionfruit Martini with Gin
- 3 Oz. Passionfruit juice
- 1.5 Oz. Gin
- .75 Oz. Lime juice
- Lemon and lime peel for garnish
- Combine your ingredients into your cocktail shaker.
- Add ice, and shake up.
- Strain into your martini glass.
- Garnish with lime, lemon, or both.
Where does passionfruit come from?
The passionfruit is actually a vine species native to South America, although you can find it growing in most tropical areas across the globe. There are lots of varieties, and the fruit can be juiced or pulped, for drinking or eating.
What about where the Martini came from?
Martinis, on the other hand, have a more ambigious history. Did they originate in California as an offshoot of the Martinez cocktail? But what about the wine, vermouth, and gin concoction mentioned in the 1988 book Bartenders’ Manual ? The martini morphed into it’s current form of gin (or vodka), vermouth, and olives sometimes in the 1920’s. Probably.
I can’t say how the Passionfruit Martini came to be, just that it did. It’s a slow sipping drink, so take your time and enjoy.