How about a barbadine Punch?Â The Giant Granadilla (passiflora quadrangularis L.) also known locally as Barbadine, is one of the more exotic fruits grown on the island. It’s not as common as oranges or apples, but when you see one , you can’t miss it because it is large. The fleshy yet somewhat delicate fruit grows to almost 1 foot in length by 6 inches wide and can weigh anywhere upwards of a pound.
A Tasty Barbadine Punch
The pleasant scent of a ripe barbadine is one you can’t miss at all. It perfumes the whole room it is in with its lovely, fruity, aroma. But today we’re not going to be using the Barbadine (giant granadilla) for its pleasant scent; we have a better use for it! …and one you would enjoy I assure you.
Here in Trinidad and Tobago we have two uses for the giant granadilla when making drinks; we use it for juices or, in today’s case, in a punch. The barbadine punch recipe is similar to the soursop punch where we will be extracting the pulp and then adding the rest of ingredients. Just like the soursop punch the pleasant aroma permeates the punch making it a splendid complement to any meal ..Well, except soup!…or even by itself. Lately, I found a special way to use the barbadine punch, but you would have to wait at the end of the post to see what it is.
As usual the barbadine (giant granadilla) punch did not last as long as I would like; you just can’t be satisfied with one glass of barbadine punch! So before you start sharing, ( in a whispered voice) make sure and pour your glass of barbadine punch first or give everyone half glass and tell them you only made a little bit 😀
Enjoy barbadine (giant granadilla) punch.
Barbadine Punch Recipe
1 ripe barbadine (giant granadilla)
2 cups full cream milk
2 cups evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
For breakfast, I had cereal with my barbadine punch.