These spicy passion fruit margaritas are inspired by the beautiful Mexican Yucatan region and take just five minutes to make for truly tropical refreshment--perfect for a hot day! The best part is you only need a few ingredients.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my blood orange mezcal margarita, too!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Quick & Easy - If you have five minutes and five ingredients you can make this passion fruit tequila margarita at home! And you don't even need fancy cocktail tools because I gotchu covered with common kitchen dupes you can use instead.
Customizable - Options are endless to make this drink your own, so I've included several modification options below.
Refreshing Fruity Flavor - Passion fruit is sweet but not overpowering is balanced out so nicely by notes of orange and lime making this passion fruit and chili margarita so easy to sip. I tasted my first passion fruit marg on a Tulum solo trip and this recipe recreates those vibes perfectly!
Living in a warm climate, we LOVE tropical cocktails around here like my spicy jalapeńo pineapple mimosas and sweet hibiscus martini! And don't sleep on the white hennessy daiquiri cocktail or my spiced pineapple mojito.
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Passion Fruit Juice, ideally from fresh passion fruits, but bottled still tastes great and is what I use when they aren't in season. You can also make the margarita with passion fruit pulp, nectar, syrup or even a passion fruit puree margarita!
Fresh Lime Juice is the best option for the freshest tasting margarita here but you can get away with concentrated lime juice, if need be.
Mexican Chile Spice Blend around the rims gives this drink a kick of smoky peppery spice with every sip. Tajín and Valentina are the most popular brands or your can make your own homemade Mexican spice blend to keep on deck.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Orange Liqueur - Grab Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier or whichever brand you typically enjoy in a cocktail. You could also add a passion fruit liqueur like Chinola for more robust flavor that's a bit more lit!
On the Rocks or Frozen - You can easily make this rocks passion fruit margarita frozen by tossing all the ingredients in a blender and pulsing until smooth.
Non-Alcoholic - Make a virgin passion fruit margarita by swapping in your favorite zero proof tequila expression and orange juice or orange syrup in place of the liqueur.
Tequila Brand - I'm not terribly picky on tequilas and have successfully made this homemade margarita with Jose Cuervo, 1800, and Casamigos so use whatever you like best.
Tequila or Mezcal - If you know me, you know I'm actually mezcal gal so it says a lot that I can go either way with this drink. Whether you make a passion fruit mezcal margarita or use tequila, I think you'll love it.
Check out my mezcal ranch water recipe, while you're here! It's a great example of using mezcal in a traditional tequila cocktail that just works!
How to Make the Best Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita at Home
Step One: Run a piece of lime around the rim of a rocks glass then dip into Tajín.
Step Two: Combine the passion fruit juice, tequila, liqueur, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker then strain into spiced glass over fresh ice.
Pro Tip: You can use a jigger to measure out the liquid ingredients or a standard shot glass, which measures the same as the large side of a jigger.
Step Three: Garnish with a wedge or wheel of lime and serve.
Easy Passion Fruit Margarita Video
Frequently Asked Questions
You can mix up a passion fruit margarita in advance just make sure to store it in the fridge and it will keep for up to three days.
To large batch this recipe, add six cups passion fruit juice, 8 ounces tequila, 4 ounces orange liqueur, and the juice of four limes to a large beverage container (like a pitcher) over ice and stir until combined. Prepare each glass with a spiced rim before pouring in the margaritas. Serves up to eight.
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Spicy Passion Fruit Margaritas
- 2 tablespoon Mexican seasoning mix like Tajin or Valencia
- 1 ½ lime cut into wedges
- 1 ½ cup passion fruit juice or nectar, puree, or pulp
- 4 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces orange liqueur
- Pour the Mexican seasoning blend onto a dish and set aside. Cut lime into wedges then run one wedge of lime around the rims of the rocks glasses to wet them then dip each glass into the seasoning blend to coat.
- Fill each glass halfway with ice and set aside.
- Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice then pour in passion fruit juice, tequila, and orange liqueur then squeeze in the juice of four lime wedges.
- Cover the shaker tightly and shake vigorously until chilled to the touch (about 10 seconds).
- Strain mixture into prepared rocks glasses, dividing evenly between each then garnish with lime wedges. Enjoy responsibly!