As much as I might like to consider myself original at times, those who know me well find me fairly predictable. You know I’m going to choose a Beyonce song for the lip sync battle. You know I’m getting Amy Schumer tickets as soon as I hear she’s coming to town. And you know darn well that I’m ordering anything on any menu involving passion fruit. As it turns out, I also adore spicy cocktails, so when I came across this one which mixes passion fruit puree and habanero infused tequila, I was obviously all over it.
There is just something so different about the tart-sweet flavor of passion fruit that I find irresistible, and it shines beautifully here. This drink has a gorgeous balance of sweet and heat. I found that the heat of the tequila seemed to grow over time – it was on the mild side when I made a cocktail just after finishing the infusing process, but the one I made the following day had much more of a kick. I would recommend infusing the tequila at least a day before using it if possible to make sure it has a good amount of heat. But no worries if you just can’t possibly wait that long. I certainly wouldn’t blame you!