This Passion Fruit Punch will have you feeling like you’re on vacation, or in love, or like you’ve concocted the best-tasting love potion you ever did sip! Fresh passion fruit juice is mixed with ginger beer and rum for a delicious and refreshing drink.

passion fruit punch

In some cultures, it’s believed that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person you see. So if you’re in the market for a new sweetie — or you want to sip something special for a romantic date night or Valentine’s Day with your S.O. — this passion fruit cocktail creation is the perfect drink for raising a glass and toasting to love. 

The cocktail is very simple, and easy to riff on. Yes, we call for rum. But you can easily swap in gin, vodka, and heck…tequila or mezcal too. With a splish of passion fruit juice (which is easier to find than it sounds), a splash of ginger beer, and a glug of lime juice, you’ll have yourself one seriously delicious cocktail.

How to serve it up? Pour it in some pretty coupes, flutes, highballs, or rocks glasses. Or, if you’re whipping a batch up for a wedding shower, Sunday brunch, or other big gathering, a good ole punch bowl works great, too.

Once you’ve mastered this sweet-tart cocktail, you may want to sample our Easy Mango Margarita, Coconut Fizz, or Sparkling Strawberry Mocktail with Jalapeno.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It showcases the sweet-tart flavor of passion fruit
  • We call for rum, but you could swap in gin, vodka, tequila, or mezcal instead
  • A fancy cocktail bar-worthy drink that’s easy to make at home 

Passion Fruit Cocktail Recipe Ingredients

Here’s everything you’ll need to mix up a pair of these tropical fruit cocktails. Find ingredient notes (including substitutions and swaps) below.

Ingredients for passion fruit punch sit in a variety of plates on a light grey surface.
  • Passion fruit juice – it’s the star ingredient! We used this one, but of course you could buy the fresh fruit and juice it if you’d like
  • Ginger beer – you’ll need ½ cup of this nonalcoholic mixer
  • Limes – you’ll need 2 tablespoons of freshly-squeezed juice, plus some wedges for garnish
  • Rum – whatever spirit you prefer, you’ll want 2 shots
  • Honey – Passion fruit juice can be pretty tart, but 1-2 teaspoons of honey will round out and highlight its unique flavor

A full ingredient list with exact amounts can be found in the recipe card below.

Recipe Variations and Modifications

Here’s how you can make this cocktail your own:

  • Spirit of choice – while we call for rum, you can use vodka, gin, or tequila instead. Smoky mezcal would be delicious too!
  • Seed saver – if you use fresh passion fruits, save the black seeds for a pretty, edible garnish.
  • Fruit juice – if you can’t find passion fruit juice,  we recommend mango or pineapple juice instead.

How to Make a Passion Fruit Cocktail

It couldn’t be easier: just mix and serve!

A passion fruit punch is stirred on a light grey surface.

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together (you may need to whisk to make sure the honey dissolves) and serve over ice!

Passion Fruit Punch Recipe Tip

Garnish game – if you come across fresh passion fruit (those wrinkled, dark purple balls you may see in specialty markets), save the fruit’s black seeds for a striking garnish. If not, a bright green lime wheel or a sprig of mint will look pretty too.

How to Serve Passion Fruit Punch

Serve the cocktail over ice in highball or rocks glasses. 

Or, add it to a cocktail shaker with ice cubes, shake it vigorously for about a minute, strain, and serve in a flute or coupe.

How to Store

This recipe yields just 2 drinks, so it’s best to make them as you’re ready to drink them. But if you have some left over, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within a day or two.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does passion fruit taste like?

The flavor of this tropical fruit is unlike anything else: it’s both sweet and sour, and pleasantly puckery — making it a great compliment for vanilla-scented rum from the Caribbean.

Where can you buy passion fruit?

While passion fruit can be tricky to find, its singular flavor makes it worth seeking out. You can buy it at upscale grocery stores in many forms: the fresh fruit itself, or bottled juice, frozen, and in pulp form. I’m a big fan of the small frozen cubes from this brand for smoothies and cocktails.

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Passion Fruit Punch

5 — Votes 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks
This passion fruit punch is equal parts sweet and tangy, and completely addictive!


  • 1/2 cup ginger beer
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons passion fruit juice, we used this one
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 shots shot rum
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, to taste
  • Seeds from one passion fruit, optional
  • Lime wedges, for garnish (optional)


  • Mix all ingredients together (you may need to whisk to make sure the honey dissolves) and serve over ice!

Recipe Notes

  • If you can’t find passion fruit juice, we recommend mango or pineapple juice instead!


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 229IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Additional Info

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 152
Keyword: homemade fruit punch, passion fruit punch

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  1. Does this drink need refrigerating or can it be left out on your table for a few days