We won't be traveling anywhere for awhile, which can be a tough pill to swallow for those of us who really love seeing the world. Cinco de Mayo is almost here and I had actually planned to be in Cozumel next week but am safe at home instead and can't even think of complaining. There is so much for which to be grateful. Life, including life as we know it right now, is a gift. And there are certainly ways to find joy in the now. My dear grandmother passed away last week and she was my cooking muse--the one who taught me so much of what I know in the kitchen. As this is the first recipe I've posted since, I simply must dedicate it to her. And whether you are reading this post in real time (in the midst of a global pandemic) or at some point in the future when things are lighter and more carefree, I hope these passion fruit margaritas bring you a little lift. Let's get into the details.
What are Passion Fruit Margaritas?
These passion fruit margaritas were inspired by my getaway to Tulum, Mexico, earlier this year. I spent many breezy afternoons laid out on the beach with yummy food and fresh cocktails. And the maracuya (aka passion fruit) margaritas were my favorite. I'm typically a whiskey girl and not necessarily partial to tequila but the combination of the sweet passion fruit flavor and the kick from the spice-rimmed glasses was so refreshing and has now become nostalgic for me. So I recently recreated passion fruit margaritas in my own kitchen to help satiate my wanderlust. And, because we could all use a drink right now, I'm sharing the recipe with you to help spice up your next at-home happy hour and, at some point in the future, Taco Tuesday gathering.
How to Make Margaritas at Home
Don't let the idea of homemade margaritas on the rocks intimidate you because they really are so easy to make! Typically, you will need a good tequila, orange liqueur (like triple sec or Cointreau), lots of ice, and lime juice. For the most authentic margaritas, you'd also want some salt with which to rim the glasses. For these flavored margaritas, though, we replace the lime juice with passion fruit juice and rim the glasses with a Mexican spice mix like Tajin or Valentina. It's a nice balance to the sweetness of the passion fruit. Here's a how-to video, just in case you need a visual on just how easy and quick the process is. 🙂
I hope this passion fruit margaritas recipe has demonstrated that you can make delicious margaritas at home--and your friends can, too. Just pin this recipe to Pinterest to share the love. Thanks for reading!
P.S. more easy cocktails you should try:
Easy margaritas on the rocks with the lightly sweet flavor of passion fruit balanced by a seasoned rim
- 1 ½ cup passion fruit juice
- 2 to 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces triple sec
- 2 lime wedges for rim and garnish
- Mexican seasoning mix like Tajin or Valencia
Run lime wedges around the rims of two rocks glasses. Pour a couple spoonfuls of seasoning mix onto a plate then dip the rim of each glass into the mix to coat. Add a few ice cubes to each glass then set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice then add tequila, triple sec, and passion fruit juice. Cover shaker tightly and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds. Remove top and strain mixture evenly into rimmed rocks glasses. Enjoy!