Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Passionné Martini

This cocktail would probably work just as well with Smirnoff's Passion Fruit vodka, but the rum tends to be a little sweeter and I think has more flavor than the latter. Also, the vanilla vodka really helps the subtle passion fruit flavor to shine. Mixing a fruit with vanilla lends to a very sweet drink, so the sweet/sour taste of the X-Rated helps balance that out. The Hum adds a nice spicy ginger finish, but be careful! It's very overpowering — only the smallest splash is needed.
  • 3 oz Malibu Passion Fruit Rum
  • 2 oz Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz X-Rated Passion Liqueur
  • Splash of Hum Botanical Liqueur
  • 1 Passion Fruit
Chill an up glass with crushed ice and water. Cut one third off the end of the passion fruit and reserve for garnish. Scoop the remaining seeds and jelly into a shaker. Add the liquid ingredients with ice and shake until it sweats. Strain into the glass and garnish by floating the reserved passion fruit end in the drink.