Containing a heady blend of exotic ingredients, the passion fruit champagne cocktail is a potent and heavenly concoction, made with sparkly, bubbly champagne, and sweet, tropical passion fruit pulp.
A vine species of passion flower, passion fruit is cultivated all over the world owing to its popularity, but the fruit is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. When passion fruit pulp is coupled with champagne, it makes for a truly luxurious drink which is bound to prove a favourite at any sort of occasion or celebration, be it formal or casual. If you are in the mood for pampering yourself, you don’t need to wait for a special occasion – simply whip up this drink as an evening treat for yourself. The cocktail contains only 4 ingredients, and can be prepared in 5 or less minutes.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: Serves 3 persons
Utensils: Cocktail glasses, stirring rod
- Angostura aromatic bitters, to taste
- 3 sugar cubes
- 372 ml chilled champagne
- Pulp of one large-sized passion fruit
Start preparing your passion fruit champagne cocktail by taking three elegant cocktail glasses. Owing to the ingredients in this drink, long, fluted, and oblong champagne glasses will work best for serving purposes.
Line all these glasses up in a row on a flat and cleared counter space, and in each glass, add a dash or two of Angostura aromatic bitters, according to your taste.
Now, place a sugar cube in each glass, and use a stirring rod to swirl this about until all the sugar is well-blended. Make sure there are no granules left, as these could add a grainy texture, and spoil the cocktail entirely.
Next, start pouring in the champagne – use the best quality you can find, as anything cheap or inferior will make for a mediocre drink. Pour until the glasses are almost full, with just an inch and a half of headspace left at the top.
Finally, add in the main ingredient – passion fruit pulp . Use a spoon to scoop this into the glasses, dividing it equally among all of them. Once this is done, your passion fruit champagne cocktail is ready – serve chilled.