Passion Fruit Cooler

Passion Fruit can be said to a ‘mysterious’ fruit in some ways. There are perhaps a million colours it comes in, each of them brilliant in their own way. I’d seen this fruit grow when we visited Kabini (Karnataka) a few years ago. But i tasted it for the first time only a week ago, all thanks to a neighbour who had plucked hoards of them from her organic farm at Sakleshpur. It’s also known to have some health benefits, for instance, it boosts immunity, improves digestion & does wonders for your hair & skin! Well, i think these are reasons enough for me to include it into my diet…i won’t even mention how much i love it’s tanginess 🙂
This time i had about a dozen of them in hand, so i ate a few as is & decided to juice the remaining. Actually i was leaning towards a cocktail  😉 but i was out of White Rum (match made in heaven when combined with passion fruit juice), so i’m saving that recipe for next time. For now, here goes the easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy recipe of Passion Fruit Cooler.

Passion Fruit Cooler

Course: BeverageCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

A tangy drink made with fresh passion fruit, topped with lots of ice.

Ingredients

  • Passion fruit: 3

  • Sugar: 2 tbsp

  • Mint leaves: 4-6 plus a sprig for garnish

  • Ice cubes: Lots!

Directions

  • Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out their pulp. Put the pulp into a blender/mixer.
  • Add the sugar, water & mint leaves & blitz a few times till you get a smooth mash.
  • Strain the pulp.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes & pour the juice. Garnish with mint.

Notes

  • Check for the tartness of the fruit before you juice them. You’ll have to adjust the quantity of sugar accordingly.
  • If the fruit is sweet, you might wanna add half a lemon juice to add a little zing.
  • The seeds of the fruit are very much edible but sometimes they can get a little bitter so don’t over blend the pulp. A few blitzes are sufficient.

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