Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao

When one thinks of Curacao, one often imagines pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. But for the adventurous palate, Curacao offers another hidden gem: the Maracuya Sour cocktail.

This delightful drink blending the exotic flavors of passion fruit (maracuya) with Pisco’s distinct South American spirit is a testament to the island’s rich and diverse culinary landscape. Let’s dive into what makes this drink unique and how you can make it at home.

Maracuya Sour, Ceviche Nikkei 91 Willemstad, Curacao
Maracuya Sour, Ceviche Nikkei 91 Willemstad, Curacao

The Maracuya Sour is a cocktail that really captures the tropical vibe. Pisco, usually from Peru and Chile, has found a new home in Curacao. Mixing it with local ingredients like passion fruit juice creates a unique drink that reflects the island’s diverse culture. The combination of Pisco and passion fruit juice makes a refreshing and tangy cocktail that stands out amidst the myriad of tropical drinks.

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Maracuya Sour Ingredients

Have you never heard of Pisco? Piscos grape brandy, originating from Peru and Chile, is the backbone of the Maracuya Sour. Its smooth, slightly fruity profile complements the tartness of the passion fruit juice, creating a harmonious balance.

Maracuya Sour Ingredients
Maracuya Sour Ingredients
  1. Pisco
  2. Passion Fruit Juice
  3. Simple Syrup (optional for a sweeter cocktail)
  4. Fee Foam
  5. Dehydrated Orange Slice for Garnish

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Tips

Like orange juice, passion fruit juice can be found as juice or pulp. The pulp will change the color, taste, and texture of your Maracuya Sour. The flavor will be sweeter, the texture thicker, and getting a foam head will be challenging.

You can also use 2 ounces of passion fruit juice and 1 ounce of passion fruit pulp. Due to the pulp’s sweetness, you will not need the simple syrup.

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao
Maracuya Sour with Passion Fruit Pulp
Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao
Maracuya Sour with Passion Fruit Juice

Egg whites are a traditional way to create foam in cocktails, often seen in classic drinks like the Whiskey Sour. I don’t use eggs but use Fee Foam instead. The Fee Foam is convenient, but the foam head will not be the same as using an egg white.

How to Create a Foam Head

Dry Shake: Add all ingredients, including 5 dashes of the Fee Foam, to a shaker without ice. Shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This helps incorporate air and create foam.

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao
Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao

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Citrus Juicer
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How to Make a Maracuya Sour

Combine the Pisco, passion fruit juice, simple syrup (optional), and fee foam in a cocktail shaker with no ice. I use fee foam instead of a raw egg white.

Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.

Pour the contents of the shaker into a glass of ice.

Garnish with a dehydrated orange slice and a few drops of bitters on top, optional.

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao
Maracuya Sour with Passion Fruit Pulp instead of juice

The Maracuya Sour is more than just a cocktail; it’s an invitation to experience the vibrant flavors of Curacao. Each sip transports you to a tropical oasis, where the zesty notes of passion fruit dance with the smooth elegance of Pisco.

Whether lounging by the beach or hosting a summer gathering, this cocktail will impress and delight you. So, seek out this hidden gem next time you visit Curacao. If you’re mixing it up at home, raise a glass to the beautiful fusion of cultures and flavors that make the Maracuya Sour a true island treasure. Cheers!

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao
Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao

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Maracuya Sour, Ceviche Nikkei 91 Willemstad, Curacao

Introducing the Marvelous Maracuya Sour: A Tasty Tropical Cocktail from Curacao

When one thinks of Curacao, one often imagines pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. But for the adventurous palate, Curacao offers another hidden gem: the Maracuya Sour cocktail.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail, Cookout, Drinks, Happy Hour
Cuisine Chilean, Peruvian
Servings 1 Drink

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Ounces Pisco
  • 3 Ounce Passion Fruit Juice
  • .5 Ounce Simple Syrup (Optional for a sweeter cocktail)
  • Fee Foam (3 shakes)
  • Orange Slice or Dehydrated Orange for Garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the Pisco, passion fruit juice, and 3 drops of fee foam to the shaker (no ice).
  • Shake vigorously for 15 or 20 seconds.
  • Pour the contents of the shaker into a glass of ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of dehydrated orange or a few drops of bitters (optional).
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