Friday, 2 May 2014

Refreshing Sips

Here's sharing with you a lovely quote to start my post...


The fact that I can 
plant a seed and it becomes a flower,
share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's,
smile at someone and receive a smile in return,
are to me continual spiritual exercises.
-- Leo Buscaglia

which has inspired me to keep up with blogging...



The weather is getting hotter and hotter everyday and I am not looking forward to the days and weeks ahead when my room temperature hits above 32 degC. The other day, I was browsing one of my favourite magazines in the library when I came across this passion fruits drink recipe. It was an instant hit, what a perfect thirst quencher for any hot sunny afternoons!



I have used passion fruits to make jam and chiffon cakes but never in a drink. Passion fruits, also known as 百香果 in Chinese (literally translated as '100-fragrance-fruit' and the pronunciation of 百香 actually sounds quite close to 'passion'), has a rich, tropical aroma and flavour. When I left the drinks to chill in the fridge, I was welcomed with a wonderful, fruity fragrant whenever I opened the fridge door. It was as though my fridge was stock up to the brim with a variety of fresh tropical fruits!

The passion fruits I bought came from Indonesia, they were golden-yellow with small white speckles on the skin before the fruits were ripe. Passion fruits will taste sweet only when fully ripened. The skin will be slightly wrinkled, changed to a darker shade of red and the shell should feel soft.



Fruity with a hint of tangy sweetness, this easy homemade refreshing sipper is a great alternative to soft drinks. I like the texture of the crunchy seeds too...makes me feel as though I am chewing on ice cubes. Why not kick start your weekend with this delicious beverage to cool off the hot sunny days ahead?!




Lime and Passion Fruits Drink

Ingredients:
(serves 4)

3 passion fruits, well ripened
6 limes
75g rock sugar
2 tablespoons honey (adjust to taste)
4 cups water


Method:

  • Boil water and rock sugar in a pot.
  • Cut passion fruits into halves. Remove the pulps with a spoon and add into the water and sugar mixture. Leave to boil for 5 mins until the rock sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Squeeze juice of 2 limes into the mixture. 
  • Stir in honey, mix till honey is dissolved, add more honey if desired. 
  • Leave to cool completely. 
  • Portion drinks into 4 cups. Cut the remaining 4 limes into halves and add 2 halves into each cup.
  • Leave drinks to chill in the fridge before serving.

Recipe source: adapted from 贝太厨房



15 comments:

Kitchen Corner said...

I will definitely love this refreshing juice especially in this hot and humid weather. Thanks for sharing. Beside, the juice dressed up with that fancy glasses look even more attractive!

Kimmy said...

Hi HHB, we called passion fruits as Markisah during our childhood days. My late Papa used to buy the Markisah syrup that comes in bottles in dozens from the Indonesian vessels. Those days it was very cheap and we could afford to keep dozens of it. Very nice drink. Looks like we have to make our own now.

What's Baking?? said...

This is a real thirst quencher... Yumz

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Grace, hope you will like this! The glasses are only $3 each very good for serving floats and milo dinosaur ;)

Happy Homebaker said...

Thanks for sharing :) The drink sounds delicious to me!

Happy Homebaker said...

With a very nice fruity fragrance too :)

Angelic Heart~ said...

i love passion fruit, so fragance and refreshing.
Combination of lime and passion fruit is new for me, love to try but can't make it recently, still not yet recover from cough... :(

Happy Homebaker said...

Do take care and wish you a speedy recovery :)

Mariami Domingo said...

i will try this! and if it's okay with you, i will post my experience on my blog with the proper credit :-)

Happy Homebaker said...

Hope u will like it and thanks in advance for linking back to this post!

Jess Bakericious said...

HHB, I need a big cup now, weather is so so hot!

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Jess, how I wish you could pick up one glass from your screen! Yes, it is so so hot!!!

Pauline said...

Hi HHB, I just made this refreshing drink. My daughter loves it too, keep her cool!
I like your glasses. Where did you get them? It comes with a lid, right?

I will try the chuan pei n pear drink next. Thanks for sharing.


Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Pauline, glad to hear that you and your daughter like this drink :)
The glasses I bought doesn't come with a lid. I got it at a discount at this place that sells tablewares during their regular sales (http://luzerne-newbone.com/locate-us/).

Happy Homebaker said...

I forgot to mention, I bought the glasses 2 to 3 years ago, not sure whether they are still available.