Passion fruits are not easy to come by in some supermarkets so I don’t think of them much. Until I stopped by at a small town in Bentong selling packets of passion fruit, did I learned that they are locally grown. The passion fruit and plum drink I had there was so refreshing!
Since then, I started searching for passion fruit whenever I go grocery shopping. My mother who prefers to go to the wet market told me there’s abundance of this fruit there and would send some to me sometimes. I love the sweet-sour taste, the soft and crunchy texture and its pretty pink and yellow colour.
If you can get your hands on this fruit, try making a simple drink using only passion fruit, honey and plum. Not only does it tastes yummy, this tropical-fruit is rich in phyto-nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin A, and vitamin C. I like serving it to my girlfriends and them that it’s good for their skin.
PASSIONFRUIT & PLUM DRINK
- 1 Passionfruit
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 1/2 cup Water
- 1 Salted Plum
- Step 1 Pour honey into glass and add a few tablespoon of water to dilute the honey. Pour in the rest of the water into glass.
- Step 2 Slice passion fruit into half and pour the content into the glass with the help of a spoon. Top if with a salted plum.
- Step 3 Allow drink to rest for a few minutes for the flavour to meld before drinking.
- Step 4 Enjoy!
Dilute 1 tbsp honey in 1.5 cup of water. Add passion fruit pulp and salted plum. Serve.
RECIPE FOR A PARTY
For a huge party, increase the ingredients by 5 fold to serve 10 people. Place all of them in a large water jug or water bottle. You could make it a day ahead and keep it in the fridge:
- 5 pcs Passionfruit
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1.7 L (7 1/2 cups) Water
- 5 salted dried plum
- You know passionfruit is ripe and ready to use when it’s wrinkly.
- Use natural honey if you can. Otherwise, you sweeten the honey with other sweetener of your choice e.g granulated sugar.
- Do not add honey water to dilute honey; the heat will partially destroy the beneficial enzyme
- This drink is best serve cold. Use chilled water if possible. If the weather is not too hot to the point of being unbearable, I personally like drinking it at room temperature as I try to avoid cold drinks.
- Keep dried plum at home if you often have guest over. It gives such great flavour. I like popping it into drinks and another of my favourite is limau asam boi too (Recipe: Limau Asam Boi)
What drinks do you serve your guest? Drop me a message!