if you have been watching my instagram story, or you know me in real life, you know that my current obsession is my passion fruit vine. it was a gift from my mother-in-law nancy, and it has been growing in our garden for about two years now. it started off slow, but in the last year has grown to become a full on covering over our side yard. and it is COVERED in hundreds of purple passion fruits. since we have had it, it has produced some fruit here and there, but nothing like this season. this season it took off. the fruits have been sitting on the vine for months now, just teasing me as they slowly start to change colors from green to purple before they finally fall to the ground.
well, it is finally happening. the fruit are falling and they are falling in mass. i've woken up to as many as eight at a time littering the garden floor. no joke, i feel like a kid at christmas. but now that i have them all and then are starting to ripen left and right, it's time to put them to use. and before i did anything fancy, i just wanted to enjoy some passion fruit in all it's glory. and for me, that means with vodka. i'm keeping it simple this week. passion fruit and my favorite cocktail. a classic vodka soda. no muss or fuss here. just delicious, refreshing, tropical fruit and crisp vodka soda.
passion fruit vodka soda
serves: 1 cocktail
prep time: 2 minutes
active time: 1 minute
total time: 3 minutes
ingredients: 1.5 oz vodka. 5 oz club soda. 2 passion fruit. 1 tsp sugar. 1 cup crushed ice. edible flower for garnish.