Bajan Passion
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Bajan Passion
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The Bajan Passion cocktail is an enticing tropical mix that captures the warm essence of the Caribbean. Its main component is aged rum, which lends a deep, complex flavor base ... more The Bajan Passion cocktail is an enticing tropical mix that captures the warm essence of the Caribbean. Its main component is aged rum, which lends a deep, complex flavor base characteristic of cocktails from Barbados, where rum is a staple. This foundation is brightened with the zesty tang of fresh lime juice, adding a citrusy punch. The addition of apricot brandy introduces a fruity and slightly sweet layer, complementing the exotic, tart edge brought by the passion fruit. Further sweetness and a hint of exotic complexity are infused with vanilla and sugar syrups, balancing the acidity and enhancing the overall flavor. Served in a cocktail glass, the Bajan Passion is a vibrant and aromatic blend that tempts the palate with its balance of sweet, sour, and fruity notes, crowned by the visual appeal of a floating passion fruit half as a garnish.
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Aged rum
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Passion fruit
Alcohol content
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22.43% | 2.4 units *

Method
How to make a Bajan Passion

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Halve and cut out the passion fruit, then muddle in the bottom of a mixing glass with the rum
Add the other ingredients and shake with ice until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted
Strain into a chilled martini glass, garnish by floating a passionfruit half on top, and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake the ingredients for a Bajan Passion cocktail?

To properly shake a Bajan Passion cocktail, first add all the ingredients including lime juice, aged rum, sugar syrup, apricot brandy, the pulp of one passion fruit, and vanilla syrup into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and secure the lid. Shake vigorously for about 10-15 seconds to ensure the mixture is well-chilled and the flavors are well-blended. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of aged rum is best for a Bajan Passion cocktail?

For a Bajan Passion cocktail, a medium-bodied aged rum that has been barrel-aged for about 5 to 8 years is ideal. This provides a smooth, rich flavor without overpowering the other ingredients. Look for rums from Barbados to stay true to the cocktail's name and to enjoy a genuine taste profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Bajan Passion cocktail?

The Bajan Passion cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Before pouring, you can rim the glass with sugar or a mix of sugar and finely grated lime zest to enhance the presentation and add an extra layer of flavor. Serve the drink immediately after shaking, garnished with a slice of lime or a twist and a half slice of passion fruit to elevate the visual appeal and to hint at the flavors within the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for a Bajan Passion cocktail?

For a Bajan Passion cocktail, consider garnishing with a sprig of fresh mint or basil for an aromatic touch. A wheel or twist of lime can add a zesty note, while a hollowed-out half of a passion fruit can serve as both a garnish and a vessel for a shot of rum or extra syrup. Edible flowers or a dusting of nutmeg can also add a creative and appealing finish.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Bajan Passion compare to other classic cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 22.43%, the Bajan Passion falls into the moderate strength category of cocktails. It's slightly stronger than a classic Mojito (around 20%) but less potent than a Martini or a Manhattan, which can exceed 30% alcohol by volume. This makes the Bajan Passion a great choice for those looking for a flavorful cocktail with a moderate kick.

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