Passion Fruit Cocktails: How To Cut It For Yummy Sips

Passion Fruit Cocktails: How To Cut It For Yummy Sips

Cut Passion Fruit For Cocktails

Adding a splash of passion fruit to your favourite cocktail recipes will surely add some zing and sweetness. If you’re new to cutting and working with exotic fruit, it can seem a bit daunting. But have no fear!

This guide will teach you how to select, cut, and prepare passion fruit for cocktails so that you can enjoy this unique flavour in all your drink creations.

Let’s get into it:

What Is Passion Fruit?

Passion fruit is a unique and flavorful addition to any cocktail. It’s sweet-tart flavour and fragrant aroma add an exotic touch to any recipe. It is a sweet-tart fruit with a fragrant aroma. The fruit has thick, waxy rinds that wrinkle when ripe and are usually round with yellowish or dark purple skins.

When cut, you’ll find crunchy seeds and juicy pulp inside. This exotic treat can add an extra burst of flavour to cocktails like margaritas or mojitos or even be enjoyed on its own. Its unique flavour and fragrance make it the perfect addition to any recipe!

Learn How To Pick Your Perfect Passion Fruit

Picking the perfect passion fruit shouldn’t be a daunting task. Start by looking for passion fruits that feel heavier than their size. These will have extra juice and pulp inside, making them ideal for cocktails. Also, look out for plump, moist passion fruits.

Avoid any that look dry or dehydrated, as they won’t yield much juice or pulp. If you plan on using the skin of the passion fruit in your cocktail recipe, then be sure to choose one with an unblemished surface and no cuts or bruises. Once you’ve chosen your ideal passion fruit, it’s time to cut it up!

How To Cut A Passion Fruit: A Step-by-Step Guide

Cut A Passion Fruit

Passion fruits are tasty. It has a somewhat hard shell; one could become puzzled about how to chop it for consumption. The necessary equipment and a step-by-step instruction are listed below:

The Tools Needed To Cut A Passion Fruit

  • A sharp chef’s knife
  • A cutting board
  • A spoon
  • Some passion fruits

How To:

Wash The Fruit

To start, properly wash the passion fruits to remove any potential contaminants, pesticides, or preservatives. 

Cut In Half

Cut the passion fruit in half, starting at the top and working your way down. 

Scoop Out The Insides

When you split it open, the passion fruit is packed with seeds and pulp. This is the edible portion. Scoop out the pulp and liquid with a spoon, extracting as much as possible.

Drain The Seeds (This Is Optional)

You can drain away the seeds if you don’t want to consume them or are using seedless passion fruit in a recipe. But you can skip this step. Use a strainer and set it over a bowl to drain the seeds. Remove the passion fruit’s seeds and pulp.

Use a spoon to press on the pulp and seeds to separate the pulp from the seeds. By doing so, the liquids from the seeds can be released and collected in the bowl.


With these simple steps, you now know how to select, cut and prepare passion fruit for cocktails! So go ahead and get creative – the possibilities are endless!

Enjoy the healthy and fruitful drink with your friends!


How do I know if my passion fruit is edible?

They are edible when ripe (going from green to orange-yellow) but are usually insipid though some are tastier. 

Note: Always let any Passion fruit drop rather than trying to pull them off. Some Passion fruit is toxic, and even some of the edible ones may be when unripe.

Should passion fruit be smooth or wrinkled?

Passion fruit is most ripe when it’s all wrinkly. Scientifically speaking, this is when the fruit is ready to sow its seeds, so the skin weakens and wrinkles. Gastronomically speaking, this is when it’s the YUMMIEST!

Should passion fruit be kept in the fridge or out?

Whole passionfruit can stay fresh for about 2 weeks when stored at room temperature. They can also be stored in a plastic bag or sealed container in the fridge to keep them from dehydrating. It can stay fresh for about 1 month when kept in the fridge. However, any cut passionfruit should be stored in the fridge to prevent it from spoiling.

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