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The perils of passion fruit
TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-04-30 07:15 am   Permalink

Tried calling the local Asian and Indian markets, and they didn't have any passion fruit of any type. One suggested I try Monin syrup.

I also tried calling the local Mexican market, but I don't speak Spanush and whoever answered didn't speak English. I can try dropping in, but the Yelp reviews indicate their selection is limited. I guess I need to stop being a cheapskate and order some online.


 
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thePorpoise
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Posted: 2013-04-30 07:54 am   Permalink

man, there's gotta be some kind of passionfruit (en espanol, "maracuya") juice, nectar, or frozen pulp at your mexicna/latin store. it's pretty common at most.

re syrup- i mix half thawed pulp, with half simple syrup.


 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-04-30 08:08 am   Permalink

I gave in and ordered it from BG Reynolds. I ordered two small bottles with the hope I can stick one in the fridge or freezer to preserve it. An added bonus is that my money is supporting a valuable member of the tiki community.

I ordered some falernum and a copy of Beachbum Berry Remixed to reduce the sting of the shipping. The biggest bummer is that I had ordered some other syrups from him less than a week ago, and if I'd realized at the time I wouldn't be able to get the passion fruit anywhere, I could have gotten it then.

First-world problems for sure!


 
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AceExplorer
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Posted: 2013-04-30 08:08 am   Permalink

My local grocery stores stock frozen mango and passion fruit puree, plus a couple other purees that I've never heard of. Rewards await those who explore the ethnic food freezer!

I have to date avoided any use of the Goya products, though. As I recall they had a lot of high fructose corn syrup (low "real ingredient" content) or something like that which made them unappealing for mixing into high-quality drinks.

I do have home-made mango pulp standing by in my freezer. I could be wrong, but I think that pretty much EVERY place occasionally gets fresh mangoes shipped in.


 
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TikiHardBop
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Posted: 2013-04-30 09:49 am   Permalink

I usually mix equal parts by volume of sugar, water and passionfruit puree. Bring it to a boil slowly. Let it cool and bottle it. I go through it so quickly that I've never had problems with spoilage, but if you are concerned, add some vodka or silver rum to the mix.

We have a whole bunch of different nectars at our grocery stores down here in Fla. Never had much of a chance to play with them since I usually have pretty good access to the fresh stuff, but I would be interested to hear if anybody has had any experience with them. Might be a good "just in case" ingredient to keep behind the bar.
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-04-30 10:48 am   Permalink

Thanks for the heads up, THB! I've been needing to make passion fruit syrup for awhile, and this thread lit a match under my arse.

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-04-30 4:17 pm   Permalink

For what it's worth, I got a chance to go to the local Mexican market and they had no passion.

 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2013-04-30 4:30 pm   Permalink

I allow the frozen pulp to thaw and then mix it with an equal amount (by volume) of simple syrup. I do not boil it, I simply bottle it. By not boiling the pulp and sugar syrup I feel that I get a fresher tasting passion fruit syrup.


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poutineki
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Posted: 2013-04-30 5:21 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-30 16:30, GentleHangman wrote:
I allow the frozen pulp to thaw and then mix it with an equal amount (by volume) of simple syrup. I do not boil it, I simply bottle it. By not boiling the pulp and sugar syrup I feel that I get a fresher tasting passion fruit syrup.



That's exactly how I make mine. I don't worry about shelf life. I make it in smaller amounts and if I don't use it as fast as I think I need to, I just mix it with some soda water and a bit of lime and drink it. No waste that way.


 
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2013-05-01 06:53 am   Permalink

Thanks for the answers!

 
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Dapuma1
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Posted: 2013-05-13 4:40 pm   Permalink

http://www.auntylilikoi.com/

They make great juice and syrup, the juice goes bad fast so use it all shortly after opening

The syrup lasts forever in the fridge


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karmalaundry
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From: Stumptown, USA
Posted: 2013-05-22 10:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-30 08:08, TikiTacky wrote:
I gave in and ordered it from BG Reynolds. I ordered two small bottles with the hope I can stick one in the fridge or freezer to preserve it. An added bonus is that my money is supporting a valuable member of the tiki community.




Yeah, thankfully I'm lucky to live in Portland and be able to drive to Blair's place, drink a cocktail, and pick it up in person. I haven't found a retail syrup that comes close to his yet.

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Swanky
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Posted: 2013-05-23 09:53 am   Permalink

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On 2013-05-13 16:40, Dapuma1 wrote:
http://www.auntylilikoi.com/

They make great juice and syrup, the juice goes bad fast so use it all shortly after opening

The syrup lasts forever in the fridge



This is the only stuff I use. Order 6 bottles and it'll come in one box. Smaller bottles makes it easy to put in the fridge and keep your backstock on the shelf. The bottles are about th esize of a Starbucks small frappaccino. The best quality.

BG has good products but the shipping costs are crazy.
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-05-24 10:07 am   Permalink

Ceres makes 100% passion fruit juice. You can find it at Whole Foods Market and Wal-Mart out here in California.
Whole Foods Market, which you do have in Boulder, would be my first stop for looking for the stuff.
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-05-24 12:58 pm   Permalink

I checked every store I could think of: Whole Foods, Vitamin Cottage, Safeway, King Soopers, all the ethnic markets. There was no passion fruit of any kind, anywhere. Not even Monin syrup. Apparently we're a passionless society.

 
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