Lilikoi (passion fruit) Margarita


Nannette, of Ko Restaurant, Maui offers up her gorgeous smile and the perfect Lilikoi Margarita.




Lilikoi (passion fruit) Margarita

Yield: Makes 1 cocktail  |  Total time: 5 min
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One of the glories of sunset at The Fairmont Kea Lani is the lilikoi margarita.  Recipe courtesy of Ko Bar.


  • 1 1/4 ounces tequila, such as Sauza
  • 3/4 ounce lilikoi (passion fruit) purée, such as The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley
  • 3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup*
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau
  • *Li Hing Mui powder (or salt) for rimming the glass
  • Garnishes: lime wedge, fresh orchid

*To make simple syrup, combine 3 parts water to 1 part sugar in a saucepan and let simmer until sugar dissolves.  If it starts to crystallize, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. 


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker; add ice and shake.  Rim glass, if desired, and strain lilikoi margarita over fresh ice in a glass.  Garnish, if desired, with a lime wedge and a fresh orchid.

Date Published: January 29, 2013

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