I was recently reminded how easy it is to make your own fruit syrups. So when I spotted passion fruit at a supermarket I bought four to give it a try,
Before I got started I had decided to give it a try in a Kiliki Cooler - a Beachbum Berry creation made for the host of the Hukilau.
That recipe calls for coffee syrup - so I made that too.
I started by gently heating 350 g sugar and 3 dl water to the boiling point in a pan.
While that was happening I split the passion fruits and scraped the contents into a bowl - and since I was making both the syrups at the same time I pulled a shot of espresso on my espresso machine.
I added 6 cl of the simple syrup to the espresso - equal amount actually.
And then I added the passion fruit to the rest of the syrup in the pan and let it bubble away for a minute or too.
I let the passion fruit syrup steep for a couple of hours before I strained it - don't throw away the stuff you strain out it's excellent on a cheese sandwich or on ice cream.
When both syrups were completely cooled and bottled I mixed the cocktail:
- 6 cl rum - I used Plantation Xaymaca
- 1,5 cl lime juice
- 1,5 cl orange juice
- 1,5 cl pineapple juice
- 1,5 cl passion fruit syrup - see above or use a ready made syrup like Giffard's
- 1,5 cl coffee syrup - see above or buy some.
Shake everything and pour unstrained into a low wide glass. Garnish with fresh fruit.