Newest Review: ... really nice, as the bitter/sweet of the pineapple was a perfect contrast to the Passoa and I would recommend this with some ice. Cranberr... more
Mmm an exotic passion fruit liqueur!
Member Name: daniella2202
Date: 26/07/10, updated on 26/07/10 (585 review reads)
Advantages: A liquor which whisks you away to a Carribean Island!
Disadvantages: It is not as nice to drink by itself (not mixed)
If you are looking for a summery drink to transfer your mind to a tropical island then this is the one!
***What is Passoa?***
Passoa is an exotic liqueur from France. Passoa's different flavours originate from various exotic fruits in Brazil. Passion fruit is the brands most famous flavour of Passoa.
However it comes in a few other different flavours including:
- Coco (coconut)
- Anănas (pineapple)
It comes in a 70cl black bottle. It has different coloured fonts in yellow, red and orange for its name. The front states 'Passoa, the passion drink.' So it looks very tropical. However the black bottle is rather annoying because you can never see how much Passoa is left in the bottle which is very important when you are drunk or on the way to being drunk!
Once poured into a glass it looks like cranberry juice and it smells very tropical but more like blackcurrent than passion fruit.
The only place I have found to stock it other than the internet is Asda. It costs £9.00 which I think is very reasonable for such a big bottle. However Asda only stocks the Passion fruit Passoa, none of the other flavours. I would love to try the pineapple one since this would make the most perfect pina colada with Malibu - so it would be extra alcoholic!
***How I found out about it***
I was introduced to this Passion fruit Passoa at university in Freshers week. One of the guys that I used to pre drink with before going out always had a bottle of this with him. I was intrigued one night and asked if I could try some. To my surprise it tasted like very strong, sweet black current juice. I got quite drunk quite quickly on it though since it is 17% and I am a bit of a lightweight. I mixed it with lemonade. It is a drink that can be mixed with almost anything. It is lovely with pineapple juice, orange juice or cranberry juice. So it is the perfect ingredient in which to make a very nice alcoholic cocktail with. But it can also be drunk by itself but I found it too sweet and sickly this way. I also found drinking it neat that I got a slight aftertaste as if you are drinking neat vodka or sambuca with that slight burning on your throat. So I would recommend drinking it in a cocktail more.
When I went out that night I could see a bottle of it behind the bar so I asked for a shot of it. But apparently I always pronounce it wrong. Passoà has an accent on the a so you pronounce it Pass-oh-a. But when I asked for it the guy didn't understand the drink I meant so I had to point it out to him. He then commented saying he had never heard of or served this drink before. So it seems that Passoà does exist in bars but because it is not terribly well known people are not introduced to it which is a real shame because it is now my favourite going out drink.
Well I have three bottles of this in my cupboard and one bottle in the fridge which suggests that I think it is a rather excellent exotic liquor... but I will just let you know that I am not an alcoholic which it sounds like! I drink this perhaps once a week or less depending on which nights I am going out.
Try Passoà if you want to be whisked away to a drunken state in a hot Caribbean island! Heaven!!
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