Passion Spritz

The Passion Spritz is a slightly sweet, super refreshing, fizzy drink that’s reminiscent of a tangy Bellini. The passion fruit spritz is made using the classic spritz ratio of 3 ounces of Prosecco, 2 ounces of passion fruit liqueur, and 1 ounce of seltzer or club soda. Garnish your passion fruit spritz with mint leaves and lime, and you have a lighter version of a passion fruit martini.

Like other spritzes, the passion spritz is a hot weather cocktail meant for sipping on the patio with friends. So make one tonight and make your taste buds tingle with delight. It’s guaranteed to leave you longing for more!

yellow orange spritz cocktail garnished with lime and mint on coasters with bottle of passion fruit liqueur and sprigs of mint.
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Ingredients

bottle of passion fruit liqueur on a countertop.

Passion fruit liqueur

The key to this spritz is the passion fruit liqueur, hopefully made from real passion fruit. Chinola and Passoa are common bottles that you might have in your cabinet if you love pornstar martinis.

 

Prosecco

Prosecco is a sparkling wine that comes from a region in Northeast Italy. It is the bubbly classically used in spritz cocktails, but you can use any sparkling wine in this passion fruit cocktail. Just pick one that’s extra dry, brut, or even drier unless you want a really sweet cocktail.

Please see the recipe card below for complete information on ingredients and quantities.

Recipe tips and tricks

Cocktail ratios

There are standard ratios everywhere in cooking and baking, from meatballs and meatloaves to baking ratios. Classic cocktails are no exception. If you can learn these ratios, you can start to experiment and create recipes suited to your own tastes!

The classic spritz ratio uses 3 ounces of Prosecco, 2 ounces of Aperol, and 1 ounce of carbonated water served in a wine glass. It’s a great starting point for this passion spritz, my Negroni spritz, or whatever spritz variation you can dream up.

Step by step

This passion fruit spritz is a quick and easy cocktail. My only caution is to not over-muddle your mint! If you’re concerned you might be an over-muddler, read this post from Serious Eats about how to muddle.

Step 1: Add the mint leaves to a cocktail shaker or other sturdy glass and muddle using a muddler or wooden spoon or other flat-backed utensil. Muddle just until you can start to smell the mint.

Step 2: Add the passion fruit liqueur to the shaker and give it a quick stir or light shake to collect the mint oils. Strain into your wine glass so you don’t end up with mint leaves or, worse yet, bits of leaves, in your spritz.

Step 3: Add 4 or 5 small ice cubes to your wine glass, then slowly pour in the Prosecco and carbonated water.

Step 4: Give the drink a gentle stir using a bar spoon until combined. I often use a chopstick! Top with more ice if desired.

Step 5: Lightly slap a mint sprig to release its fragrance. Place the mint sprig and lime slice into the glass as garnish. And enjoy!

Make it a mocktail

Make a passion spritz mocktail using passion fruit purée, non-alcoholic sparkling wine, and soda water. It’s the same refreshing cocktail in a lower calorie, non-alcoholic version.

Recipe FAQs

Is a spritz the same as a spritzer?

No, these are related but different cocktails. A spritz is Italian in origin and usually has the standard ratio of Prosecco, a bitter or other liqueur, and soda water. A spritzer, on the other hand, is made with wine or liquor plus soda water.

Do I need to refrigerate my passion fruit liqueur?

Passion fruit liqueurs are shelf-stable, just like Frangelico and coffee liqueur, though your bottle of Chinola says to shake it before using. Keep in a cool, dark place, and try to use it within a month of opening, although that won’t be a problem, given how delicious this passion spritz is!

What other passion fruit cocktails can I make?

We’ve already talked about the pornstar martini and this passion fruit spritz. You can also use passion fruit liqueur in place of the simple syrup in a passion fruit margarita, French 75, or passion fruit mojito.

What’s the difference between soda water and seltzer?

Club soda, soda water, seltzer, and sparkling mineral water are all types of carbonated water that have varying amount of carbonation and minerals, added or natural, and can be used interchangeably. Just please don’t use tonic water, which has added quinine and sugar and a very different taste.

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Recipe

Passion Spritz

5 from 1 vote
Category: Drinks
Cuisine: Unspecified
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 250kcal
The Passion Spritz is a passion fruit spritz using the classic spritz ratio of 3 ounces of Prosecco, 2 ounces of passion fruit liqueur, and 1 ounce of seltzer or club soda. Garnish your passion fruit spritz with mint leaves and lime, and you have a lighter version of a passion fruit martini that is the perfect hot weather cocktail meant for sipping on the patio with friends.
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Equipment

  • Muddler or use a wooden spoon
  • Wine glass

Ingredients

  • 10 leaves fresh mint plus more for garnish
  • 2 ounces (60 milliliters) passion fruit liqueur recommend Chinola or Passoa
  • 3 ounces (90 milliliters) Prosecco or other sparkling wine recommend extra dry, brut, or even drier
  • 1 ounce (30 milliliters) soda water or other carbonated water
  • 1 slice lime for garnish

Instructions

Passion Spritz

  • Add the mint leaves to a cocktail shaker or other sturdy glass and muddle using a muddler or wooden spoon. Muddle just until you can start to smell the mint.
    10 leaves fresh mint
  • Add the passion fruit liqueur to the shaker and give it a quick stir or light shake to collect the mint oils. Strain into your wine glass.
    2 ounces (60 milliliters) passion fruit liqueur
  • Add 4 or 5 small ice cubes to your wine glass, then slowly pour in the Prosecco and carbonated water.
    3 ounces (90 milliliters) Prosecco or other sparkling wine, 1 ounce (30 milliliters) soda water
  • Give the drink a gentle stir using a bar spoon or chopstick until combined. Top with more ice if desired.
  • Lightly slap a mint sprig to release its fragrance. Place the mint sprig and lime slice into the glass as garnish. Enjoy!
    1 slice lime

Notes

Over-muddling mint can make it bitter, so be gentle with your mint and muddle only until you can start to smell it.
Muddle in a cocktail shaker or sturdy glass. We’ll strain out those mint leaves so you don’t get bits of mint in your cocktail.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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