A delicious lightly fermented beverage made from native passion fruit (Passiflora incarnata) and Meyer lemons.
Dissolve sugar or honey into warm water using a whisk. Let cool to room temperature. Place passion fruit pulp/seeds into a jar and muddle them with a muddler or by hand to extract the juice and break the skin surface. (If muddling by hand, wash your hands with warm soapy water first.) Add sugar water, lemon juice, and lemon zest to jar with passion fruit and stir all ingredients together. Cover with a firmly attached breathable cloth and place in a spot that receives no direct sunlight.
Vigorously stir ferment for about 30 seconds or more at least twice each day. We stir once in morning and once at night. Take a small taste each time to monitor how the flavor and fermentation process is progressing, being careful not to double dip and introduce mouth bacteria to your cordial - yucky! The mixture will decrease in sweetness over time and the flavor will become more nuanced with bubbles becoming noticeable on the tongue.
After 5-7 days (see notes above recipe card) strain, jar/bottle, and refrigerate the cordial. Immediately plant the leftover seeds in spots where you want more passion fruit vines to grow in the future!
Native passion fruit-Meyer lemon sparkling cordial https://www.tyrantfarms.com/recipe-native-passion-fruit-sparkling-cordial/