Passion Fruit Margaritas

If I was to invite you over, you can be positive I’m going to try and serve you this margarita. Even if you’re “not a tequila person” (wuttt), I’m really going to push this on you.

After visiting Hawaii and having a Lilikoi (passion fruit) cocktail, I searched high and low for that same tart flavor in every drink I make at home. Well, I found it… and have been working on perfecting this recipe over the last couple of years.

My local grocery store carries Goya passion fruit cocktail. Yes, it’s from concentrate, but it’s perfection in this drink. I’ve tried pretty much all the other brands and this one is best. It’s the exact right amount sweet and tart and tropical…which is precisely what makes this margarita THE BEST *chefs kiss*.

Note: my very close second favorite cocktail is a cherry margarita (Cheribundi tart cherry juice is my favorite, which I’ve found to be commercially available). So if you want to try that, use the cherry juice in place of the passion fruit juice.

Note 2: most bartenders/cocktail experts would say you should use blanco tequila, but Hornitos reposado is perfection both on the rocks and in cocktails, so I’d highly encourage that brand since it can be used however you like it.

This isn’t really a recipe per sé, but more like some ratios. I put the ounce values for each ingredient, but you can scale it up or down to make 1 (as shown here) or 10.

In a cocktail shaker, add your ice.

Pour 2 parts tequila, 2 parts passion fruit juice, 1 part Cointreau, and 1 part lime juice (usually one lime).

Shake 50 times.

Strain over fresh ice cubes. (I like to freeze some passion fruit juice and use them here!)

Note: for blended/frozen margaritas, you can follow the same recipe, but put it all in a blender and blend it up. I’d suggest 2+ servings at a time if you’re going this route.


Makes: 1 cocktail (scales to as many as you’d like!)

Prep: 3 minutes, Cook: 0 minutes, Total: 3 minutes

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 parts/2 oz tequila
  • 2 parts/2 oz passion fruit juice (I like the Goya brand best. I also love Cheribundi tart cherry juice here)
  • 1 part/1 oz Cointreau
  • 1 part/1 oz lime juice (usually one lime)

In a cocktail shaker, add your ice.

Pour the tequila, Cointreau, passion fruit juice and lime juice.

Shake 50 times.

Strain over fresh ice cubes. (I like to freeze some passion fruit juice and use them here!)

Note: for blended/frozen margaritas, you can follow the same recipe, but put it all in a blender and blend it up. I’d suggest 2+ servings at a time if you’re going this route.


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