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Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita

on July 6, 2021
last updated July 22, 2022
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This Passion Fruit Margarita is simple, fresh, and fun—the perfect twist on a classic cocktail to mix up for any occasion.
Two Passion Fruit Margaritas with Flowers

Looking for a fun new way to enjoy your tequila? This Passion Fruit Margarita has all the delicious notes of a classic margarita, plus the addition of tangy passion fruit juice.

This will soon be your go-to marg. Refreshing? Check. Simple? Check. Fun? Check. It doesn’t get much better than a cocktail that only requires 3 ingredients!

Two Cocktails garnished with lime and a salt rim

Passion Fruit Margarita Ingredients



Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • Passion fruit juice. For me, the passion fruit juice provides enough sweetness for this cocktail, but if you like your margaritas on the sweeter side, you can also add some sugar or simple syrup to taste.
  • Lime juice. You should be able to get just the right amount of lime juice from 1 lime. Grab an extra if you want a lime wedge for garnish.
  • Tequila. Preferably tequila blanco. Use your favorite!
  • Ice. To keep it cool and refreshing.
  • Salt for the rim. This is optional but provides a beautiful contrast to the sweeter margarita.
ice, passion fruit juice, tequila, lime, and salt in cocktail rimmer

Passion Fruit Margarita Tips and Tricks



Salting Your Rim

This part is optional, but if you want the ultimate margarita experience, it’s highly recommended! It’s simple to do. Just wet the rim of your glass with lime and then dip it into salt.

You can put the salt on a plate, in a shallow bowl, or easiest of all—use a cocktail rimmer. The salt is such a great contrast to the sweet margarita.

dipping a low ball glass into a salt rimmer

Tested Substitutions

This recipe calls for 2 ounces of tequila blanco. It’s my preference just because it tends to be a tad more citrus-y, which plays well with the fresh lime. That being said, if you prefer reposado, that absolutely plays well with these ingredients, too!

I love using passion fruit juice instead of fresh passion fruit simply because it’s less hassle. Plus, it’s easy to find passion fruit juice that is packaged in a cardboard carton, which means I don’t have to feel guilty about extra plastic waste.

Green tip: Look for tequila in glass bottles and passion fruit juice in cardboard cartons to reduce your contribution to plastic waste.

But if you do wish to use fresh passion fruit, substitute the pulp of the passion fruit for the passion fruit juice in equal amounts.

pouring passion fruit juice into margarita

Sweetening Your Margarita

If you like your margs on the sweeter side, add some sweetener to this recipe!

I love using agave in margaritas because it is such a great tequila accompaniment! However, you can use simple syrup, honey, or even molasses to add a little sweetness here.

Start with 1/2 an ounce, and then add more if need be. You shouldn’t need more than an ounce total.

squeezing lime juice into a margarita

Passion Fruit Margarita Frequently Asked Questions



Is passion fruit high in sugar?

Yes. Like most fruit juices, passion fruit juice is high in sugar and very sweet. I find the juice is sweet enough to sweeten the margarita, but if you have a sweet tooth when it comes to your cocktails, you can add a little sugar or simple syrup to taste.

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Why You Should Make This Passion Fruit Margarita



  • It’s unique. A fresh new take on a classic.
  • It’s tangy. The addition of passion fruit as a distinct tang.
  • It’s citrusy. That fresh lime gives it a kick of citrus.

If you’re loving this Passion Fruit Margarita and are looking for more margaritas, check out this list of Best Margaritas. And for more fun cocktail ideas, check out this list of Mixology Drinks To Try At Home and these Best Sangria Recipes.

Two Passion Fruit Margaritas with Flowers

Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita

5 from 2 votes
Marley Goldin
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This Passion Fruit Margarita is simple, fresh, and fun—the perfect twist on a classic cocktail to mix up for any occasion.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces tequila blanco (2 oz = 4 tbsp)
  • 2 ounces passionfruit juice
  • 1 ounce lime juice (1 oz usually = juice of 1 lime)
  • salt for rim (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Wet the rim of your cocktail glass by rubbing half of a lime on the rim in a circular motion a couple of times around.
  • Add salt to a shallow bowl, plate, or cocktail rimmer and dip the wet rim into the salt. This step is optional, but highly recommended!
  • Add ice, tequila, and passion fruit juice to your cup and finish off with lime juice.
  • Stir and enjoy cold.

Pro Tips

  • Using fresh lime goes a long way in this recipe!
  • If you like your margs on the sweeter side, try adding 1/2 ounce agave nectar to this.
  • I love Blanco Tequila in this recipe, but if you prefer Repasado, that totally works, too.
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, you gotta check out the full collection of my best margarita recipes!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Happy Hour, Margarita, Passion Fruit Margarita, Tequila, Vegan Cocktail
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2 thoughts on “Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita”

  1. Hi! I can’t find pure passionfruit juice here. Ceres makes one that has pear and passionfruit juice in it. Would that work ok 8n this cocktail?
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Marla!

      Absolutely, yes! Of course it will change the taste slightly, but I think the addition of pear will taste wonderful. Cheers!

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