Passion Fruit Martini Recipe

If you’re looking for something classy, sweet, and super easy to make, you have to try this incredible passion fruit martini recipe.

It’s bright, tropical, and needs just six ingredients to whip up!

A passion fruit martini recipe includes vodka, passion fruit juice or pulp, simple syrup, and lime juice. If possible, add the pulp of a passion fruit and if you want it to be extra fresh, add a splash of sparkling wine or Prosecco. Shake everything but the Prosecco with ice and strain into a glass.

What Type of Vodka Is Best for a Passion Fruit Martini?

Passion fruit vodka is best for a passion fruit martini, but regular, vanilla, or citrus vodka works well, too. Alternatively, pineapple vodka would add tartness to the mix, peach vodka would add sweetness, and mango vodka would make it extra fruity.

Vodka is the key component to any martini, so it’s a good idea to spend the extra money on something of good quality.

The flavor you choose will depend on how you like it:

  • If you want to keep things clean, go for regular vodka or passion fruit vodka.
  • If you want it extra tart, use pineapple vodka.
  • For something extra sweet, use mango or peach vodka.
  • For something bright and fresh, use lemon or lime vodka.

Why Do You Need Simple Syrup in Cocktails? 

Simple syrup is used in cocktails to balance flavors, in the same way salt is used in cooking and baking. Since cocktails are chilled, you can’t use granulated sugar. So, instead, you’ll use a combination of equal parts sugar and water. Heat the sugar until it’s dissolved, then store it in the fridge.

If you make cocktails often, it’s a great idea to have simple syrup on hand. Just bring one cup of sugar to a simmer with one cup of water. Heat until it’s smooth, then pour into a glass jar to store.

You can also add vanilla to the mix. Just cut open a vanilla pod and simmer with the sugar. Then, keep the pod in the glass with the simple syrup to infuse extra flavor.

This can be used in coffee, to keep cakes moist, or, of course, in cocktails.

Ingredients in a Passion Fruit Martini

This is such a simple cocktail to make at home. All it takes is a handful of ingredients and a quick shake in a cocktail shaker.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Vodka - as mentioned, passion fruit vodka will be your best bet. It’s available in most liquor stores and larger supermarkets. 
  • Passion fruit juice or puree - you’ll use juice to cut through the alcohol, and passion fruit juice is the best way to preserve the flavor. If you can find it, passion fruit puree will add an extra oomph of flavor without the added sugar.
  • Simple syrup - this will help to balance everything.
  • Lime juice - citrus also balances flavors and adds a pleasant freshness to the mix. 
  • Passion fruit pulp - if you can’t find puree, add the pulp of a passion fruit to make this as tasty as possible.
  • Prosecco - this is optional, but it makes it bubble and irresistible.

How To Make a Passion Fruit Martini

This recipe is enough to make four drinks


  • 8 oz Passion Fruit Vodka
  • 4 oz Passion Fruit Juice
  • 2 oz Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 8 whole Passion Fruits, halved
  • 4 oz Prosecco or Sparkling Wine


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with crushed ice.
  2. Add the vodka, passion fruit and lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Scoop the pulp out of the passion fruits and add to the shaker. 
  4. Seal the shaker and shake for around 20 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into a martini glass.
  6. Optional: top the glass off with a splash of Prosecco.
  7. Add a slice of passion fruit to the glass or spoon some seeds on the top.
  8. Enjoy!

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