If you have been following Beard and Bonnet for a while you know how I feel about homemade fruit syrups for sodas and cocktails. If you haven’t been following along long enough to know then I will fill you in….I LOVE THEM and this Pineapple Passion Fruit Fizz is my newest homemade soda crush!
I had never experienced the amazingness that is passion fruit until Melissa’s produce sent some to me a few weeks ago. I knew from pictures that it was full of what can only be described as seedy, yellowish goop but if the fragrance of the real thing was anywhere near what the scent of my favorite passion fruit bath gel was back in high school then I knew I was in for a treat!
I have to admit I was a bit hesitant as I cut open the first one – I didn’t know exactly what to do with it, but once the incredible aroma hit me I was sold. Anything that smells that intoxicating has to taste good!
The very second that I tasted it I knew – I was totally hooked, passion fruit would become my new fruit obsession, and the rest of the passion fruit in that box from Melissa’s would find their way into a fruit syrup that I then could mix into mocktails and cocktails, spoon over yogurt, and drizzle over vanilla bean ice cream.
Cheers to exotic summer cocktails and mocktails!Print
Pineapple and passion fruit come together to make one seriously delicious fruit syrup that can be used for cocktails, homemade sodas, ice cream topping, and more!
For the syrup
- 1 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 4 passion fruit, halved
For the Pineapple Passion Fruit Fizz
- 2–4 tablespoons pineapple passion fruit syrup
- 1 ounce coconut rum, optional
- 3 tablespoons pineapple juice
- 1 lime wedge
- soda water
Make the syrup
- Combine the pineapple juice, lime juice, and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved, about 5 minutes. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat and stir in the passion fruit pulp. Cool completely. Pour into a jar or bottle for storage and refrigerate until chilled. Syrup will keep for up to 3 weeks.
Make the drink
- Fill a large cocktail glass with ice, add 2-4 tablespoons of the pineapple passion fruit syrup to the glass depending on how sweet you would like the drink to be. Add the coconut rum, pineapple juice, juice of 1 lime wedge and fill to the top with soda water.