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By: Enrique Gili on Oct. 5, 2011, 5:03 p.m.
Sunburst limoncello cocktail

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Sunburst Limoncello Cocktail

Picked straight from the yard, this drink is a citrus-packed thrill for the mouth.
Sunburst Limoncello Cocktail


  • juice of 6 passion fruits
  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 ounces vodka limoncello
  • 8 ounces simple syrup
  • 2 mint sprigs, finely chopped
  • 2 mint sprigs to garnish (optional)
Time estimates

Prep time: 30 minutes 

Total time: 50 minutes to allow syrup to cool 


  1. To make the syrup. Bring two cups of water to a boil. Slowly add sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat and syrup allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Reserve extra for future use.
  2. To extract the passion fruit juice. Scrape the seeds and pulp against the edges of sieve into a cup using a spoon or your thumb. Makes about 1 oz.
  3. Combine the simple syrup, passion fruit, limoncello, mint and ice cubes in a sealable mason jar Shake. Strain and pour.

Serves 2