You’re in a bar drinking a glass of passion fruit margarita. You love the way its sweet aroma and tangy taste lift up your mood, and how the hint of alcohol in the drink calms you.
Bring this experience home by making your own passion fruit margarita. By concocting this drink at home, you can share it with family and friends without spending a penny in a bar. Start making your own passion fruit margarita by following the instructions below:
- Prepare the ingredients. You need ½ ounce orange liquor, 2 ounces lime juice, 1 ounce lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon, one box of ice cubes, 1 ounce tequila, and ¾ ounce passion fruit juice to make a single serving of passion fruit margarita. If you plan to make margarita for a group of people, quadruple the amount of each ingredient to fill a pitcher.
- Prepare the margarita glass. Pour ice water in a glass and put the glass in a refrigerator or cooler. Chill the glass for about 5 minutes. Next, take the glass out of the refrigerator and throw out the water. To emulate the common practice of serving margarita in a salt-rimmed glass, rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass to make salt stick on it. Next, pour some salt on a plate, and dip the rim of the glass on the plate. If you want to make a frosted glass instead of a salt-rimmed one, dip the rim of the glass in sugar.
- Make the passion fruit margarita. Here comes the easiest part. To make a passion fruit margarita, just put all of the ingredients in a shaker, starting with the ice cubes. Shake the mixture well. You can also add syrup to the mixture if you want to make the cocktail sweeter.
- Serve the cocktail. Pour the passion fruit margarita in the glass you’ve prepared earlier. Put crushed ice, if desired. Decorate the glass with slices of fruit, paper flowers, drink umbrellas, or swizzle sticks. You can also put the glass on a colorful coaster for added twist in the presentation.
One of the best things about creating a margarita at home is that you
can experiment on it to make a new blend. You can put other juices,
syrup, and flavored liquids in it. If you want to try making your own
cocktail, but you’re less confident of your bartending skills, consider the
story of the margarita:
There are several versions of the margarita story. One story claims that
the drink was concocted as a wedding gift to girl named Margarita.
Another story asserts that it was invented to please the actress
Marjorie King, who’s not into drinking pure tequila. Another goes on to
tell that it was created as tribute to Margarita Cansino, an actress
known by her screen name of Rita Hayworth. Observing the pattern, you’ll
begin to see that although there are many stories about the origin of
margarita, one thing remains the same: The drink is concocted by a man
while thinking of a girl he loves.
You can derive from the margarita story that it doesn’t take a genius to
create something. If you have enough passion and diligence, you can
make something of your own. Because of this, don’t hesitate to
experiment on your passion fruit margarita. You never know when you’ll
be able to invent a new cocktail that everyone will go crazy about.