This cold, crisp sparkling passion fruit cocktail will get your spirits flowing. Passion fruit sounds exotic, doesn’t it? As if it were only available on some faraway tropical island! But I’ve got some exciting news for you: most local grocery stores carry it, and it’s extremely easy to use in this cocktail recipe. You can usually find it near the kiwis and mangos.
This is an easy-to-make, clean, and refreshing cocktail with the benefits of rosé (there are plenty). This is perfect if you’re looking to turn up the passion for your Valentines on Feb 14th or any other day – this is not overly sugary or loaded with artificial red dye.
Sparkling Passion Fruit Cocktail
Makes 2 cocktails
- 4 passion fruits, will yield almost 3 tablespoons of juice
- 1 bottle sparkling brut rosé (I used Mumm Napa, but pick out your favorite!)
- Two champagne flutes–place in the freezer
- Small sieve
- Small bowl or jar
- Place the sieve over bowl or jar.
- Cut each passion fruit in half lengthwise and scoop out the inner fruit. Place in the sieve.
- With a spatula or spoon, press the pulp** to release the juice and collect it in the bowl or jar.
- Remove flutes from the freezer and pour half the juice in each. Top with sparkling rosé. Bubbles from the juice will form–stir with a spoon to break up, then serve immediately.
**Don’t throw away the pulp and seeds. They make a delicious ice cream topping or are great on their own.