Passion Fruit Syrup

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This flavorful passion fruit syrup is perfect in tropical and tiki drinks. It’s bright, cheery and makes for the most delicious beverages.

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About this Passion Fruit Syrup Recipe

One can never have too many flavored simple syrups, am I right? A question I am never looking for an answer to… This passion fruit syrup is the next on my list to make again.

If you’ve never had passion fruit, it’s kinda similar in flavor to a pineapple or mango, but a little more tart. Passion fruit syrup is used in the classic hurricane cocktail, and you could also use it in an Italian soda or margarita for a tropical twist.

Passion fruit syrup is made with fresh passion fruit, water and sugar. Yes, that really is it! You can skip all the weird preservatives and funky artificial flavors and make your own homemade passion fruit syrup instead.

I love making my own simple syrups because they have a great shelf life and taste so much better than store-bought. Not to mention, I typically find that I’m out of the syrup that I need when I actually need it. So having ingredients on hand to whip some up is always handy.

With this tropical and tart simple syrup, you can make the most flavorful summer drinks. Then you can kick back by the poolside and sip on a tasty beverage, all while soaking up that summer sunshine!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

Capture the sweet juiciness of passion fruit with this simple recipe. You can use it in a variety of drinks and it always comes in handy:

  • All you need to create passion fruit syrup is three simple ingredients. No funny business allowed when it comes to making high quality syrups that taste amazing!
  • The natural flavors of passion fruit are the perfect way to make flavorful beverages. I’ll never get over delicious tropical fruit flavors!
  • You can make this syrup in advance and then store it until you need it. A great way to prep for your party and get that bar cart ready.

Tools & equipment

To get started, you will need to cut the passionfruit. Make sure you have a knife, cutting board and spoon and a bowl to hold the passionfruit pulp. You will also need a medium saucepan, a measuring cup, mixing spoon and a fine mesh strainer.

Make sure you have a clean, airtight container to store the finished product in. I like to keep clean bottles, with good pourable spouts, on hand for simple syrup.


With just three ingredients and a helpful how-to, you can be on your way to making the best simple syrup ever. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • passion fruit: Before you do anything, learn how to cut a passion fruit if you’ve never eaten one before. The pulp on the inside is what you will use to make this delicious tropical-inspired simple syrup.
  • water: To turn passion fruit pulp into passionfruit juice, you’ll need water. I recommend using filtered water so that there’s no risk of funny flavors with your simple syrup.
  • sugar: One cup sugar is all you need to sweeten this syrup perfectly. Once you learn how easy it is to make simple syrup, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought!


Ready to make your homemade passion fruit syrup? Follow these step-by-step instructions:

Cut the passion fruit and then scoop out the pulp. Add the pulp to a saucepan with a ½ cup water and heat over medium heat.

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

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Strain the pulp through a fine-mesh strainer, using a spatula to press against the sides to push out more juice.

A mesh strainer containing passion fruit pulp and seeds is held above a white surface. A teal spatula is used to push the pulp through the strainer.

Return the strained passion fruit juice to the pan over low heat and stir in the pure cane sugar. Once dissolved, pour into a glass container and allow to cool.

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You can store simple syrup in the refrigerator, or even store in the freezer. I like to keep mine in the fridge for short term storage, but if I need to save some then I’ll use the freezing method.

Tips & tricks

Only the finest ingredients make the best syrup, right?! Check out these simple tips to ensure this recipe goes off without a hitch:

  • Always taste test the mixture before you pour it into your airtight container. Some passion fruit will be more tart than others, so you may need a bit more sugar.
  • For best storage practices, sterilize your container before transferring the completed syrup to the bottle.
  • Allow your syrup to cool before storing in the fridge and before using in any specialty beverages. You wouldn’t want hot simple syrup to melt the ice in your drink!
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Passion fruit cocktails

This tasty little syrup makes the most delicious cocktails, but it can also be used in baked goods and different dishes too. It would be so fun in a mango daiquiri and would be the most fun way to add loads of tropical flavor to a coconut mojito.

You can even add some to these lemon drop cookies with vodka glaze or lemon pound cake for an extra tart twist.

Add tart flavor to cakes and cupcakes, like strawberry vanilla cupcakes too. Passion fruit simple syrup is even great to use in homemade salad dressing, drizzled over vanilla ice cream.


What does passion fruit syrup taste like?

Passion fruit syrup tastes tart, yet sweet! The tropical-like flavor of passionfruit melds beautifully with pure sugar to make a tasty sweet-tart combo.

What other fruit does passion fruit taste like?

Some compare the flavor of passionfruit to other tart fruit like pineapple or kiwi. It can have a hint of a melon flavor too. Very tasty and super tropical!

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Passion Fruit Simple Syrup

Yield: 8 ounces
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This tart tropical simple syrup is the best summer creation. Make passion fruit simple syrup to make the most bright and fun cocktails!
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  • 3 passion fruit about ¼ cup of pulp
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup sugar


  • Scoop out the pulp. Cook the passion fruit and ½ cup water over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Strain the pulp through a fine-mesh strainer, using a spatula to press against the sides to push out more juice.
  • Return the strained juice to the pan over low heat. Stir in the sugar.


Store in a food-safe, airtight container for up to 1 month.

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nutrition information

Yield: 8 ounces

amount per serving:

Serving: 1ounce Calories: 127kcal Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 1g Fat: 0.3g Saturated Fat: 0.02g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g Sodium: 10mg Potassium: 111mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 29g Vitamin A: 405IU Vitamin C: 10mg Calcium: 5mg Iron: 1mg
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