Thursday, May 17, 2012

Passion Fruit Strawberry Tangerine Refresher



Remember the exotic fruits from this blog post? I’ve been having a good time finding new and delicious ways to eat them.  A couple of you confessed to not recognizing some of these fruits, so here is a picture with all of them identified.


I was familiar with all of them with the exception of passion fruit, so I tried it today.  The taste is like nothing I’ve experienced before: complex, and not easily describable.  Picture tropical islands warmed by the sun, where flowers are in full bloom and the ocean breeze is blowing the heady fragrances your way.  If you could take a bite out of this fragrance, that would taste like passion fruit.  The pulp was enjoyable enough to just scoop right out of the skin, but I decided that a tropical drink was in order and came up with this to quench my thirst after a day of planting.

Passion Fruit Strawberry Tangerine Refresher
Makes 2 quarts

Ingredients:

1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 pt. fresh strawberries, hulled
Pulp from four Melissa's passion fruits
1 cup freshly squeezed Ojai Pixie Tangerine juice
Club soda
Extra sugar for sugaring the rim of your glass

Directions:

Bring water to a boil. Add sugar and boil for one minute until thoroughly dissolved; remove from heat and allow to cool.
Place strawberries, passion fruit pulp, and sugar syrup mixture into the work bowl of a blender and puree until smooth. Add puree to 2-quart container with orange juice and enough club soda to make 2 quarts. Chill before serving. Serve over ice in sugar rimmed glasses.

Imbibe in a tropical setting if possible.

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7 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

I can't say I've ever experienced passion fruit before Pattie but you sure have piqued my curiosity with this refreshing looking drink. I may just need to give it a whirl!

Thanks so much for sharing...

Sarah said...

This looks refreshing.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Those fruits look delicious and the drink looks delightfully refreshing. The color is very appealing. -------- Shannon

Judy Bigg said...

Great looking fruits, I have had Passion Fruit when we did a fruit tasting party at school.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks for bringing your delicious recipe to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful and delicious! I'll bet it would taste good with a little vodka in it for a dinner party drink.

Mary said...

Pattie~ That looks so refreshing! I've never had passion fruit, lychee of guava~ I need to take a walk on the wild side down the produce aisle :)