Cocktail of the Month: Passion Fruit Margarita

From mixologist Aaron Joseph of Baltimore, MD, this margarita incorporates a spiced passion fruit syrup with classic margarita ingredients and a little bit of heat. It's a twist on a classic recipe and perfect for sipping, especially if you enjoy fruity margaritas. 

Aaron's Passion Fruit Margarita is in the running for Patron's Margarita of the Year competition! You can vote once every day until April 16th! Click here and vote for his Passion Fruit Margarita today!

Margarita Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • .5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • .75 oz Spiced passion fruit syrup*
  • .5 oz Lime juice
  • Add Orange wedge, jalapeño coin & mint sprig for garnish

*Spiced passion fruit syrup ingredients:

  • 1000 g Turbinado sugar
  • 500 g Water
  • 200 g Sliced jalapeño
  • 750 g Passion fruit puree (such as Boiron)
  • Boil water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Add jalapeño, turn on low heat and allow syrup to reduce for 15 minutes. Take off heat and allow to cool, with jalapeño. Once cool, strain and add passion fruit puree, stirring to combine. Store refrigerated one week.

Instructions:

  1. Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.
  2. Strain onto fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass.
  3. Garnish with mint sprig, jalapeño slice, and orange half-moon while reading The (Baltimore) Sun.
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Cheers!