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!
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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- Muddler or use a wooden spoon
- Wine glass
- 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
- 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
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