Stay In Touch

May 102012
 
passion fruit drink

On some days, exotic is the way to eat and on most days exotic is the way to drink. What better way to have your mind take a flight to a dream destination. A glass of an exotic tasting drink and a creative imagination and you are all set to go anywhere. For most of the time I love to keep my mind from taking the flight, because the beautiful Rocky Mountains are magnetic and the fact that I can see them from my backyard makes it harder to go some place else.

But then there are days when the drink in your hand takes you some place else and you just follow. Like this passion fruit ginger cooler. A sip of this and the mind roams in the cascading waves, sunny beaches and pristine sands of Brazil or Hawaii. Now if only I had learned how to teleport myself. I should have paid more attention while watching Star Trek . I was just too busy crushing on Capt. Kirk!

Even though grown in some parts of India, Passion fruit is not widely available. These are grown for commercial export purposes and the usual fruit markets do not see them. My first taste of these was about 7 years ago when I visited a friend and her mom had brought these from their family orchard. I was told the juice that I loved so much was from a fruit called passion fruit.

Needless to say, my mind started to go in directions of the aphrodisiac kind. Have you gotten your hopes up too? Ha! It is not named a passion fruit for any such thing. It was named reportedly, by Spanish Catholic missionaries who saw in the flower, the symbolism of the Passion of Christ where “Passus” means “suffering” and “Flos” means “flower”. Passion fruit should more correctly be referred to as the passion flower fruit, but the trade more commonly uses passion fruit. {Sourced from Kerala Agriculture University}

 

Irrespective of whether it is a fruit to increase passion or not, it is a very aromatic, sensuous tasting fruit. The season here in landlocked Denver for this fruit is “SHORT” and then you have to hunt them down. But it is worth all the effort.

Passion Fruit Ginger Cooler

passion fruit drink

By Ansh Published: May 10, 2012

  • Yield: 2 Glasses (2 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins

On some days, exotic is the way to eat and on most days exotic is the way to drink. What better way to have your mind take a …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut the passion fruit in half and scoop out the pulp with the seeds. the seeds are edible but not everyone likes them.
  2. Add the sugar to the pulp, mix it well and strain the juice out through a seive and keep aside
  3. Now muddle the mint .. add in the water ginger and the passionfruit juice you just strained.
  4. Relax and let your mind take a flight
Share
Purva's Food Funda liked this post
 Posted by on May 10, 2012 at 11:37 AM

  5 Responses to “Passion Fruit Cooler with Ginger and Mint”

Comments (5)
  1. Mmm.. sounds exotic and looks utterly delicious!

     
  2. The clicks and the glasses take my heart away. Have to hunt place sin NJ where I can find Passion Fruit. Never tasted one before.
    Love Ash.

     
  3. Aaah!!! Lovely!!! :)

    The story behind the name ‘Passion Fruit’ was interesting! Now that makes me wonder how sitafal/ custard apple was named?

     

 Leave a Reply

(required)

(required)

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge