Elevate Your Cocktail Recipes with This Secret Ingredient
If you've ever tried Jackfruit, you know it's one of the most exotic and mouth-wateringly delicious tropical fruits available! But have you ever used it in a cocktail recipe? No? In that case, brace yourself to be surprised! Jackfruit is that one secret ingredient that can transform your cocktail recipes like never before. Yes, hear us out. Let us explain!
Jackfruit has a sweet, fruity, and palate-pleasing flavour that complements a wide range of spirits. The best part is that it pairs wonderfully with Rum! It can give a distinct spin to classic cocktail recipes like the Mojito. Are you still not convinced? Continue reading to find out what we're talking about!
Jackfruit Cocktails - Take Your Cocktail Recipes to New Heights
Using Jackfruit in Cocktail Recipes
There are several ways you can use jackfruit in your cocktail recipes. It all depends on the type of drinks you like to make. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
1. Use jackfruit chunks
Use fresh or canned (we would always recommend fresh ingredients) jackfruit chunks in your recipes. Muddle these chunks with other ingredients such as mint, lime or sugar. Muddling brings out the juice and delicious burst of flavour of this tropical fruit. This can act as the base of your cocktail.
2. Jackfruit syrup
Make your own jackfruit syrup. Simply simmer jackfruit chunks with sugar and water until it’s thickened. Additionally, you can spices like cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger to the mix to add a subtle kick to the syrup. This syrup can be used as a sweetener in your cocktail recipes just like simple syrup or honey. You can even use it to enhance the flavour of other ingredients in your recipe.
3. Use jackfruit-infused spirits
If you love infusing alcoholic spirits with herbs, fruits and spices, you have to try this one! Infuse your favourite spirit with jackfruit by soaking jackfruit chunks in a jar with the spirit for a few days or a few weeks. You can even incorporate other ingredients into this infusion, such as herbs or spices or citrus peels. You can use jackfruit infused-spirits as a base spirit of your cocktails or as a modifier to add a subtle hint of jackfruit into your drink.
Here are a few cocktail recipes you can try with jackfruit
Jackfruit’s unique flavour profile adds a tropical twist to your cocktail recipes. Perfect for parties and gatherings, jackfruit cocktails will be a crowd-pleaser with your guests reaching out for seconds. Here are some creative cocktail recipes that you can try!
1. Jackfruit Mojito Cocktail Recipe
Give the classic Mojito cocktail a tasty jackfruit twist! This tropical spin on the classic will transport your senses to a sunny beach and revive your soul. You have to try this jackfruit cocktail at home:
Begin by muddling fresh mint leaves, lime wedges, and a spoonful of jackfruit puree in a glass. Once the essence of the ingredients is released, add ice, rum, simple syrup and a splash of soda water. Stir the ingredients well to combine. Garnish with a slice of jackfruit and a sprig of mint.
2. Jackfruit Margarita Cocktail Recipe
Your classic margarita cocktail recipe but packed with the delightful flavours of jackfruit. It's a tropical paradise captured in glass! Every sip of this jackfruit cocktail is a treat to the senses. Here’s the recipe for you to try this cocktail at home:
Grab a cocktail shaker and add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and a splash of jackfruit juice. Add ice and shake vigorously to combine. Strain the mixture into a salt-rimmed margarita glass. Garnish the drink with a small slice of jackfruit and a wedge of lime and serve.
3. Jackfruit Piña Colada
It’s a luscious rum cocktail that’s loaded with tropical flavours. Every ingredient blends harmoniously to create an explosion of flavours that’s too hard to resist. This creamy twist on the classic Piña Colada is not to be missed! Here’s the recipe to try this cocktail at home:
In a blender, add ripe jackfruit chunks, pineapple juice, coconut cream and rum. Add ice and blend until smooth and frothy. Pour the mixture into a tall cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
Seasonal ingredients are an excellent approach to experimenting with flavours and creating cocktail recipes that will satisfy you. We hope these suggestions piqued your interest in creating some unique cocktails! Best wishes.