Also known in Spanish as the chinola, the passion fruit is exquisite and more than bursting with tropical flavors unlike any of its more common relatives. This drink is served at The Shore Club in chic Miami Beach for $16, but, seeing as though normal people like you and me probably won’t be strolling in The Shore Club’s bar any time soon, we’ve got you covered. Here are two of their recipes you can make at home using Agave Nectar, and Sonoma Syrup’s famous Simple Syrup.
Passion Fruit Margarita
1 ½ ounces tequila (Partido Blanco preferred)
1 ounce spring water
juice of half a passion fruit (save the shell)
¾ ounce organic agave nectar
Mix ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake; strain into a cocktail glass. Fill passion fruit shell with mescal and float on top.
½ ounce simple syrup
¼ ounce of limoncello
Mix ingredients plus 3 ounces of champagne in an ice-filled mixing glass and stir. Strain into a flute. Float grenadine on top with bar spoon. Garnish with a lemon twist.
Looking for more Miami cocktail secrets? Check out the Miami Herald Food and Living.