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A Passionate Summer Drink

Hello. We are home from Italy. It was a great trip! Way too much gelato though, we blame it on the hot weather and the fact that Italy has the best ice cream in the world. Sweden has also been incredibly hot and sunny this summer. And since we have decided to take a short break from ice creams we made ourselves a yellow fruit drink to cool us down with instead.

I am a little bit obsessed with yellow. I use lemons in most of my recipes. I am crazy about easter. I have a beautiful yellow silk dress (a gift from David) and I have bought the cutest summer dress with big yellow flowers to Elsa. I still dream of the yellow Le Cruset pot and I desperately need a bike (yes, yellow). Of course I had to jump out of the car and run through this field of sunflowers as soon as I saw it. And when we were talking about a summer drink, my suggestion was: “Let’s make it yellow.” So we did.

Two summers ago we tried an amazing passion fruit and orange drink with a quite strong taste of mint and ginger on a Vietnamese restaurant in Copenhagen. This is our recollection of that drink.

Passion Fruit Summer Drink
Serves 4

1/2 cup mint leaves
2 limes, cut into 0,5-inch-pieces
3 inches fresh ginger (cut into thin sticks)
8 passion fruits
4 oranges, juice

ice cubes
1 cup sparkling soda

Muddle mint leaves, the lime pieces and half of the ginger sticks in a bowl, then pour it into a pitcher. Cut the passion fruits in half and scoop out the flesh into the pitcher. Add juice from the oranges and ice cubes and stir around. Top it with sparkling soda, a couple of ginger sticks and a mint leaf. Enjoy!

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18 Comments

  1. Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 02:12 | #

    Welcome back home! Your holiday sounds great with all the gelato and the sun. I agree that Italy has definitely the best ice cream in the world! But your summer juice can easily make up for the ice cream in hot weather. I’m gonna give it a try! Looks so yellow and fresh and delicious! :)

  2. Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 04:08 | #

    A perfect summer drink…And what a great pic in the sunflower field with a precious one:)

    • Posted 19 Jul ’10 at 23:51 | #

      Thank you! We felt like we were kids doing something forbidden when we ran around in that sunflower field.
      /Luise

  3. Shelly
    Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 08:03 | #

    Summer juice looks so delicious and the yellow color makes it like fresh orangey

  4. Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 09:30 | #

    Great drink! Absolutely fresh! I’m going to try this recipe today! Thanks!

  5. Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 14:31 | #

    you guys continue to leave me in complete awe of your creations! Brilliant!
    oxo

  6. Posted 13 Jul ’10 at 23:21 | #

    Oh yum, yum, yum! I adore passion fruit and this drink is to die for! Lovely picture in the sunflower field – absolutely dreamy!

  7. Posted 16 Jul ’10 at 01:19 | #

    This is such a vibrant and refreshing sipper, perfect for summer. Lovely photos too. :)

  8. Posted 17 Jul ’10 at 18:45 | #

    I can totally relate to the Le Cruset craving. Mine is about the cassis coloured one, the most beautiful pot in the world.

  9. Posted 19 Jul ’10 at 02:44 | #

    I love passionfruit. Love eating it on its own or having it in drinks. Thanks for sharing. Excellent photo! :)

  10. Posted 20 Jul ’10 at 17:06 | #

    Looks delicious!

  11. Posted 20 Jul ’10 at 17:07 | #

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Summertime Sipper Contest<! It looks delicious! http://www.recipe4living.com/articles/the_summertime_sipper_recipe_contest.htm

  12. Posted 23 Jul ’10 at 11:36 | #

    I just rememberet: Skeppshult has a bike series called V, you pick all the pieces together yourself on their home page, http://www.skeppshult.se/, and it’s avaliable in a sunny yellow colour! :)

  13. Posted 4 Aug ’10 at 13:19 | #

    This looks glorious! And baby Elsa is dang cute.

  14. Posted 4 Dec ’11 at 03:40 | #

    Wow, something happened to me just now that I don’t think has ever happened before. While looking at the photograph of this beautiful drink and reading your post, I could smell passionfruit! As strong as if it were right in front of my, on my keyboard. That’s a real credit to your writing. :)

  15. Debby
    Posted 17 Mar ’12 at 17:51 | #

    I was just browsing through your recipes when this one caught my eye again.
    This was the first recipe of your website that I ever read, and I haven’t looked back since. Almost everything is yummy and delicious, and so healthy as well. Every time I get a notification that a new post is up, I get excited, because I know it will look amazing. I also know I’ll be running to the kitchen soon to try and make it as well ;)

    You both did an amazing job with this, and I hope to read much more!

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