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 CoolerCourse: BeverageCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Easy
A tangy drink made with fresh passion fruit, topped with lots of ice.
Passion fruit: 3
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Mint leaves: 4-6 plus a sprig for garnish
Ice cubes: Lots!
- 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.
- 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.