This quick and easy passion fruit cordial is delicious in a cocktail or added to soda or water. A splash would liven up your gin and tonic too. Made with 3 ingredients this spells out summer in a glass.

I hope I haven’t missed the granadilla (passion fruit) season totally by posting this too late. They were in full swing when I made this easy and delicious cordial a couple of weeks ago. 

I had never made it before, and it really could not get any simpler. Sipping it poured over a load of ice and topped up with soda water, brought back floods of memories of my youth.

passion fruit cordial

passion fruit cordial

I kept the seeds in the mix, but if they bother you, simply strain them out once it has been made.

Recipe | makes about 750 ml

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of passion fruit pulp (about 500g of whole fruit)
  • 2 T lemon juice

Bring all of the ingredients to a boil, then allow it to cool. Pour the cordial into a sterile bottle and serve in a tall glass with loads of ice, soda water, and fresh mint.

If you feel like turning it into a cocktail. add a splash or two of vodka.

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  1. I adore passion fruit! I lived in Costa Rica for a few months and learned to love it. So good! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Sam

    Thanks – I think a splash of vodka is essential 🙂

  3. Sam

    Thanks Brandon, the seasons are all out unfortunately due to opposite hemispheres. Passion fruit is one of those flavours in a drink that really stands on its own. It doesnt need anything else with it, other than perhaps mint.

  4. Sam

    Thanks Marla. I just had the last bit yesterday. keeps for weeks.

  5. This is a great idea for making passion fruit cordial, however the sugar is too much.

  6. Sam

    Hi Debbie, yeah, I think the sugar can be diluted to taste. I use so little in the end product so you can adjust it when you mix the drinks too.

  7. Got an orchard of passion fruit – did not now what to do with it – came across your fabulous recipe – going to try it !!

  8. How long you can keep this in refrigerator.. thanks.

  9. Sam

    Hi… I haven’t done an extensive test but id say at least a month maybe longer.

  10. HI Sam, we have loads of granadillas in our garden, so cannot wait to make your cordial…..I wonder how long does it keep for??? I make lemon juice ( preservatives: tartaric acid, citric acid and Epsom salts) and that lasts for months!!! Interested to hear from you!!

  11. Sam

    Hi N – I think it will last for months in the fridge as there is so much sugar. Have you seen my granadilla sorbet recipe? and curd? 2 other really nice recipes using granadilla (on my site in my archives)

  12. Nicole Moore

    Made this passionfruit cordial and it is delicious, thank you for the recipe….but how long can it be preserved for??? I want to add Citric acid and see if it keeps for ages.
    Nicole Moore

  13. Sam

    HI Nicole – the cordial will keep for ages and ages (I think 4 – 6 months easily) but I obviously haven’t done an extended shelf life test. How long do you need to keep it for? You could always freeze some of it for an extended period.

  14. Nicole Moore

    HI Sam,
    I just need to know it will last out of the fridge (like my lemon juice) as I would like to be able to send it to my grandsons at university!! Thank you….


    thank you for your reply – I 6 months will be fine….: I have misplaced the passionfruit recipe.l _Please can you repost for me. thank you. Nicole

  16. Sam

    Ni Nicole – all my recipes are on my site just put into the search tool and the cordial is there – passionfruit cordial. thanks

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