A great Garden Party deserves a Garden Cocktail by Eliq Maranik from Cocktails (H.F Ullman, Spring 2013).
1 oz (30 ml) triple sec
1 oz (30 ml) sour apple liqueur
1 oz (30 ml) passion fruit juice
1 oz (30 ml) lemon juice
½ oz (15 ml) sugar syrup
2 dashes blue curaçao
Pour all the ingredients, except the curaçao, into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Trickle the curaçao over the drink for a colourful visual effect.The passion fruit is actually a berry that is said to relieve asthma. It is a climbing plant that can grow up to 50 feet tall. The fruit has a dark, brownish purple skin that is smooth when the fruit is fresh. Maracujá, that has a yellow skin, is another species in the passion flower family.
It should leave a lasting impression on your Memorial Day Party guests.
(* Recipe and photo from Cocktails, Fancy and Delicious Recipes for All Tastes by Eliq Maranik- published by H.F. Ullmann, Spring 2013, all rights reserved)