I was wanting a lychee daquiri but couldn’t find any tins of lychees in my pantry. Instead, there was a tin of jack fruit, and I decided to conjure up a cocktail with that instead. The results were quite pleasant.
If you haven’t had jack fruit before, I guess the taste could be described as a cross between mango and pawpaw. Jack fruit is not as strong or sweet in flavour as those, but does have a refreshing taste and beautiful fragrance.
A guy I work with says in India there are a couple of varieties, one of which they use unripe in curries as the ripe fruit is no good for eating. I haven’t had fresh jack fruit but the tinned stuff is pretty good.
The recipe is for two frozen cocktails.
- 2 scoops of ice (up to the level of about 3 cups in the blender jug)
- 4 pieces of tinned jack fruit
- 60ml Absolute vanilla vodka
- 60 ml of syrup from the tin
- 45 ml passionfruit syrup
- juice of half a lemon
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into pina colada glasses (or other 250ml cocktail glass).