Passion fruit is a strange-looking fruit, almost disturbing, once cut in half it looks like one of those fruits from an alien planet, with all those gelatinous seeds.
But its flavor is pure poetry, perhaps it is one of the most intriguing fruits of all, thanks to its perfect balance between sweetness, acidity and aromaticity.
And this all-encompassing and grandiose taste lends itself to marriage with cachaca, so today we will prepare the passion fruit caipirinha.
As always, pay attention to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, which is fundamental, because the passion fruit does not need either lime or a lot of sugar for this cocktail.
Ingredients for the passion fruit caipirinha
- 5 cl of cachaca
- 2 maracujá
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 maraschino cherry
How to make passion fruit caipirinha
Cut the two passion fruit in half and with a spoon extract all the pulp, which you will put in a glass.
Add two teaspoons of sugar and a dash of cachaca.
Pound with the muddler.
Fill with ice and if you want add with 2 maraschino cherries.
Pour in the rest of the cachaça and serve the caipirinha.
If you want to try the original caipirinha and some variations here is the caipirinha with strawberries and the caipirinha with cherries and cinnamon.
What dishes to pair with the passion fruit caipirinha?
The aromatic and sharp sweetness of passion fruit goes wonderfully with fish, shellfish, spicy foods, fried or chicken kebabs. Recommended dishes: paella, spicy bbq chicken wings, chicken fajitas, chicken curry, kolokithokeftedes, chicken with orange, sea bass in Cervia salt, Cantonese rice, grilled chicken, risotto with shrimp and zucchini, fish balls.