Vanilla and granadilla rum cocktails

Don’t put a lockdown on your love! Show them you care and organise a date night at home. If you’ve got the love, we’ve got you covered.

Less than 15 minutes (excluding infusing time)

Makes about 2 cups

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  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • ½ cup (125ml) sugar
  • Grated peel of 1 lime
  • Pulp of 2-3 granadillas
  • 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract or essence
  • 1 cup (250ml) rum


  1. Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in lime peel and granadilla pulp, then remove from heat and cool.
  3. Add vanilla and rum and strain mixture into a glass bottle.
  4. Seal bottle and leave to infuse for a day or two, or up to a week if time allows.
  5. Serve as is over ice, or diluted with soda water.

Good idea: Don’t have rum? This works well with an amber or orange flavoured gin too. No alcohol? Simply serve this syrup with soda water or ginger ale for a alcohol-free cocktail.

Complete your date night with this starter, main and dessert:


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