Thursday, December 1, 2011

Three Passionfruit Drinks

Had some Passionfruit Juice sitting around and decided to play around with it.  Here are three satisfactory resulting recipes, all built upon the same basic formula:

2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz red vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
3 oz passionfruit juice
(if using a particularly fragrant vermouth like Carpano Antica, as I did, the bitters can and should be omitted)

2 oz 5-year rum (I used the El Dorado from Guyana)
3/4 oz Benedictine
2 dashes spare mint tincture*
3 oz passionfruit juice
*(this is incredibly easy to make, if time-intensive: next time you make a few Mojitos, save the mint stems, break them up into 1-inch lengths, and steep in vodka for around 4-6 months, shaking every week or so, then strain off)

2 oz gin (any style, from Old Tom to London Dry to oude genever, would be appropriate here)
3/4 maraschino liqueur (again the Luxardo, obviously)
2 dashes Fee's Cranberry Bitters
3 oz passionfruit juice

For all of the above, fill a double old-fashioned glass (or something around 10-12 oz) with cracked ice and add the ingredients; slap on a shaker tin, agitate, and pour unstrained back into the mixing glass.

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