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Passionfruit Collins Drink Recipe

Aug 21, 2017 | Post By Brodey Sheppard
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The original Tom Collins was invented as a sweet alternative to the classic Gin and Tonic, and the John Collins is the same drink made with a dryer Gin. This sour cocktail was so popular that bartenders began experimenting with different syrups and spirits, creating a huge family of drinks that are now collectively called “Collins”.

Anything that is a mix of lemon juice, sugar and soda spiked with alcohol is usually called a Collins. A Captain Collins is made with Canadian Whiskey, a Colonel Collins has bourbon, and a Jack or Joe Collins uses Vodka.

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Among the fruit Collins’, the passionfruit variety is one of the best. It is sharper than a blueberry or watermelon Collins, and you can add a little more sugar syrup if you need to sweeten the flavour. The passionfruit is a native of southern Brazil, and can be found growing in the wild all the way to northern Argentina. It is also cultivated around the world in tropical and semi-tropical countries.

The passionfruit tastes a little like a guava, and a mixture of the two fruits tastes great in this cocktail.

Here’s the recipe for making a Passionfruit Collins Drink:

Ingredients

  • 60ml Gin (or Vodka)
  • 30ml Lemon Juice
  • 20ml Sugar Syrup
  • Dash of soda
  • Tablespoon of fresh passionfruit or passionfruit puree
  • Slice of lemon to garnish

Preparation

  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice
  2. Add the Gin or Vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup and passionfruit
  3. Stir gently
  4. Top with a dash of soda
  5. Garnish with a slice of lemon

Equipment

  • Collins glass
  • Ice

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Brodey is an enthusiastic marketing and advertising strategest out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Brodey has always been passionate about liquor and alcohol in general. You will find Brodey on the weekends either out on the football pitch kicking goals or down the lake with a glass of wine.

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