Passion Fruit Juice

You know this song from Francky Vincent… It goes: « Vas-y Francky, c’est bon… fruit de la passion… bon dessert mon amour… » which literally translates to « Go ahead Francky, it’s good… passion fruit… good dessert my love… » If you don’t know Francky, he’s a special musician, he almost always sings about love, passion, and the likes. Anyway, this is where I heard of passion fruit the first time, in Francky’s song “Fruit de la passion”. And yes, I’ve been curious about the fruit ever since, and have always wanted to try it. And then randomly one day my mom introduced it to us. She made the passion fruit juice from scratch that day. On my last trip to Benin, while shopping at the market, she suggested that I take some passion fruits with me back to Chicago. The fruits seller suggested I make the juice with the carambola fruit, but I couldn’t travel with them. Well, I had seen Carambola before, but I had no idea what it tasted like. Funny enough, when I came back to Chicago and went grocery shopping at my local Mexican store, they had really pretty carambola fruits. I thought to myself: wow! that’s a sign. I’m making it. So here we go, today I’m sharing with you how I made this passion fruit and carambola mocktail. It’s delicious, and I’m sure you will love it.

Ingredients

  • 3 passion fruits
  • 2 starfruits
  • 2 and ½ cups of water
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp banana extract
  • Mint leaves

Tools

  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Juice glass

Directions

  • Wash all your fruits
  • Cut the passion fruits in half each; then, scoop the inside and place into a blender
  • Cut both ends of the starfruit; then, cut the rest of the fruits in chunks and add in the blender
  • Add water in the blender and blend
  • Strain into a bowl or large glass
  • Cut the lemon in half and press the juice into the strained mixture
  • Add sugar to taste
  • Add banana extract
  • Add ice in a juice glass
  • Serve juice over ice, garnish with mint and enjoy !
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