Passion Fruit Lemonade

Passion fruit lemonade in a glass.

Homemade lemonade is everyone’s favorite summertime drink. It’s sweet-tart and refreshing. Once you try this passion fruit lemonade, you won’t be satisfied with anything else. This easy fruity drink can be made by the glass or the pitcher. Bubbly water makes this a sparkling lemonade that everyone loves.

Slicing passion fruit in half to reveal the pulp inside.

Ingredients For Passion Fruit Lemonade

  • Passion Fruit Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sparkling Water

To make passion fruit lemonade, you need passion fruit syrup {<<< recipe link}.  Living in South Florida, I have access to fresh passion fruit, however, if you don’t, you can also use passion fruit pulp that’s sold in the freezer section at the grocery store to make the syrup. It’s a really simple recipe and I recommend making a big batch to store in the refrigerator, so you always have some on hand for a tropical fruity drink.

Passion fruit simple syrup in a glass jar.

Difference between passion fruit syrup and passion fruit nectar

Passion fruit syrup is different than passion fruit nectar.

The nectar is simply the juice from the passion fruit. The syrup is a combination of sugar, water and whole passion fruit seeds or pulp.

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It’s sweeter than nectar, and I use it to sweeten this passion fruit lemonade and other fruity drinks.

Straining seeds from lemon juice.

Use real lemons for homemade lemonade

If you’ve ever been disappointed by those powdery lemonade mixes because they taste “fake,” it’s because they are.  

I recommend using real lemons for this sparkling lemonade. Squeeze the lemons and use a mesh strainer for extraneous pulp and seeds. (You don’t want seeds in your homemade lemonade, right?)

Ingredients to make passion fruit lemonade.

Making Passion Fruit Sparkling Lemonade By The Glass

With only 3 ingredients, this fruity drink comes together very quickly. 

  • Fill a glass with ice.
  • Add the passion fruit syrup and lemon juice.
  • Top with bubbly water and stir to combine.
  • Garnish if desired with a lemon slice and/or passion fruit seeds.
Adding passion fruit syrup and lemon juice to an ice-filled glass.

To Make Passion Fruit Lemonade By The Pitcher

  • Combine the passion fruit syrup and lemon juice in a pitcher.
  • Chill the passion fruit mixture for several hours or overnight. Chill unopened containers of sparkling water separately.
  • Just before serving, stir in the chilled sparkling water and pour the homemade lemonade into glasses.
  • Adjust sweetness by adding more passion fruit syrup if desired.
a glass of passion fruit lemonade with passion fruit seeds in it.

More Fruity Drinks:

All the ingredients for the flavored lemonade.

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a picardie glass with passion fruit lemonade.
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Sparkling Passion Fruit Lemonade

Tangy and sweet with a tropical twist. Spike it with vodka or gin for the grown-ups!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gin, lemonade, passion fruit, vodka
Dietary Restrictions Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • 2 ounces passion fruit simple syrup from this site
  • ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces sparkling water


  • 2 cups passion fruit simple syrup
  • cups lemon juice
  • 2 cups sparkling water (add to each glass just before serving so it doesn’t go flat)

FOR (optional) GARNISH:

  • passion fruit seeds
  • lemon slice



  • Fill a glass with ice and add the lemon juice and passion fruit simple syrup. Top with sparkling water and garnish with a slice of lemon and a few passion fruit seeds.


  • Combine the lemon juice and simple syrup in a pitcher and refrigerate until very cold about 2 hours. Chill the unopened sparkling water at the same time. You want both components to be very cold before combining them.
  • Just before serving add the sparkling water to the lemon juice mixture and stir.
  • Fill the glasses with ice and add lemonade 3/4 of the way into a glass. Garnish with lemon slices or passion fruit seeds as desired.


Calorie Count per drink with vodka is 289 calories
Calorie Count per drink with gin is 307 calories


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin C: 16.4mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. Jevan Cashmore says:

    4 stars
    Decent recipe, I tried it out when I didn’t have access to fresh passionfruit. However, if you do have access to fresh passionfruit, there is a simple step that makes ALL the difference. That step is soaking the outer skin/casing in boiled water for about 20mins. (Place the fruits outer casing in a preheated cup & add boiling water and cover) Not only does this create a true passionfruit coloured drink it adds a unique flavor you cannot get by just using the pulp.

  2. This sounds delicious! I’ll have to keep my eye out for passionfruit pulp – I didn’t know you could find it frozen, and where I live it’s hard to find fresh passionfruit. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    perfect timing with all these summer holidays coming up its sure is a thrist quencher and I love lemon!

  4. 5 stars
    Such a refreshing, delicious recipe! I’ll be making this all summer long!

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds so refreshing and delicious! I’ve never made anything with passion fruit but would love to try. I don’t even know about accessing it in Canada, so I’d likely be using the frozen pulp for the syrup (good to know it’s available!)

  6. 5 stars
    What a tasty and refreshing summer drink! Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa 🙂