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Passion Fruit Lime Margarita Cocktail

While there may be more thirst-quenching passion fruit cocktails out there, I’m hard-pressed to think of one that surpasses this refreshing passion fruit lime margarita. Its ease of preparation, revitalizing flavor profile, and crowd-pleasing appeal make it a go-to for hot summer days or impromptu gatherings. The combination of sweet honey, tangy lime, and the subtle nuances of tequila and Cointreau creates a harmonious balance that’s sure to delight. This recipe’s flexibility is another major plus – you can prepare it ahead of time, freeing up your focus on crafting delicious snacks to accompany it.

How to Make Passion Fruit Lime Margarita

To craft this refreshing margarita, I drew inspiration from a unique combination of passion fruit and lime. The foundation of the flavor profile is built around passion fruit pulp, which provides a fruity undertone. If you can’t find pulp, don’t worry – passion fruit puree serves as a suitable substitute, minus the seeds. You’re free to choose between fresh or frozen passion fruits, depending on what’s available in your area. For the adventurous types, scooping out the pulp from fresh passion fruits is an option if time permits.For the lime component, you can opt for either freshly squeezed juice or bottled variety. In terms of flavor impact, the difference between the two is negligible once combined with the other ingredients.To prepare this passion fruit cocktail, combine the passion fruit pulp (or puree) in a pitcher with the lime juice. Measure out and add tequila and Cointreau, followed by honey. Fill the pitcher to the brim with ice cubes and garnish with lime slices.Before serving, give each glass a finishing touch by rubbing a wedge of lime around the rim and dipping it into salt. To complete the look, consider adding a sprig of fresh herbs like basil or mint, a slice of jalapeño pepper, or a traditional lime wheel.

Can I Make this Passion Fruit and Lime Cocktail Ahead?

When preparing your passion fruit lime margarita in advance, a clever trick is to cover the top of the pitcher with plastic wrap instead of adding ice. This simple step will keep the drink fresh and chilled until you’re ready to serve it. Simply refrigerate the pitcher and let the flavors meld together while keeping the drink at the perfect temperature.

What is Rimming Salt?

The concept of rimming salt may be unfamiliar to some, but it’s a crucial element in many classic cocktails, including the passion fruit lime margarita. While it’s possible to serve this drink without the salty rim, traditionalists will often insist on adding a touch of coarse-grained salt to the glass. This salt, also labeled as ‘margarita salt’, is designed specifically for its ability to stick to the rim of a glass and adds a unique dimension to the drink. The coarse texture of rimming salt is typically achieved through the slow evaporation process used to harvest sea salt. This results in larger crystals that are ideal for creating a visually appealing rim on your glass. For special occasions, you can even use coloured rimming salts to add an extra layer of flair – just think pink salt on Valentine’s Day or green salt on St Patrick’s! If you’re having trouble tracking down rimming salt or simply prefer not to venture out for it, don’t worry – kosher salt or coarse sea salt will also do the trick and still provide that distinctive salty flavour.

Passion Fruit Lime Margarita Variations

Feel free to customize this passion fruit cocktail by tweaking its ingredients! The tequila and lime are the foundation of a classic margarita recipe, so you can stick with those. If you want to swap out the passion fruit pulp, any fruit would work – mango is a particularly tasty substitute. As for Cointreau, it’s an excellent choice for margaritas, but you could also use Grand Marnier or another Triple Sec brand instead. In fact, Cointreau is a high-end Triple Sec. The honey adds sweetness to this fresh fruit margarita, and you can replace it with simple syrup or agave nectar if you prefer. Alternatively, you could omit the honey altogether and add some flavor to your glass rim instead – either salted or sugared works nicely. When it comes to garnishes, feel free to get creative! I love adding jalapeno and fresh herbs to this cocktail, but you can also experiment with new combinations. The truth is, garnishes are mostly just for show, so don’t worry if you don’t add any at all. If you enjoy this easy margarita recipe, you might also like trying out the Strawberry Paloma Tequila Cocktail with Fresh Grapefruit, the Perfect Cranberry Cosmopolitan Cocktail, or the Super Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole.

Passion Fruit Lime Margarita Recipe

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Passion Fruit Margarita

Bella Bucchiotti’s latest concoction has hit the spot – a revitalizing passion fruit lime margarita that’s perfect for sizzling summer days. This straightforward recipe yields a refreshing drink that’s always in high demand, thanks to the unbeatable combination of sweet and tangy flavors from the passion fruit and lime. If you’re looking for a thirst-quenching treat that’s sure to please, look no further than this delectable margarita recipe.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6

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To create this unique cocktail, you’ll need to combine 3/4 cup of passion fruit pulp with 1 3/4 cups of tequila. Next, add in 1/2 cup of orange liqueur – I used Cointreau for its distinctive flavor. The combination continues with the addition of 1/2 cup of lime juice and 3/4 cup of honey. Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients together, chill them over ice to allow the flavors to meld. Just before serving, rim your glasses with coarse salt – a simple trick to prevent your screen from going dark, just like Cook Mode on your phone or computer. Finally, garnish with lime slices, jalapeño slices, mint, or basil to add a pop of color and freshness to this tropical cocktail.


Combine the passion fruit pulp, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and honey in a pitcher, stirring until everything is thoroughly mixed. Next, fill the pitcher with ice and add a touch of flair by garnishing it with lime slices. When you’re ready to serve, take a moment to elevate the experience by rubbing a lime wedge around the rim of the glass, then dip it into salt. Finally, pour the passion fruit margaritas and complete the presentation with additional garnishes like lime slices, jalapeños, or fresh herbs.


When preparing this refreshing drink, you can opt for either fresh passion fruit pulp or its frozen counterpart, readily available in most supermarkets’ frozen sections. To make the drink ahead of time, combine all ingredients except ice, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Simply add ice and garnish before serving. Additionally, feel free to substitute honey with alternative sweeteners like agave syrup or simple syrup, allowing for a touch of personal flair in your concoction.


The nutritional information for this passion fruit lime margarita reveals a calorie count of 385kcal, with carbohydrates making up 50g of that total. The drink contains a negligible amount of protein at 1g and fat at 1g, including only 1g of saturated fat. Sodium levels are relatively high at 967mg, while potassium comes in at 156mg. Fiber content is moderate at 3g, with sugar accounting for 45g. This cocktail also provides a decent amount of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A at 385IU, vitamin C at 15mg, calcium at 10mg, and iron at 1mg.If you’re as passionate about this recipe as I am, be sure to rate and comment below! With its fruity taste and fun-to-make process, it’s a passion fruit cocktail that’s hard to resist. Whether serving it with Mexican shrimp ceviche or another south-of-the-border snack, this passion fruit lime margarita is the perfect choice. Fans of margaritas may also enjoy trying my Honeydew Melon Margarita recipe.I’d love to hear from you if you give this passion fruit lime margarita a try. This easy margarita recipe is always a hit, and its fresh fruit flavor combination is sure to be a refreshing summer treat.