What’s Adam Seger’s favorite ingredient for cocktails?
Passion fruit. I always call it the bacon of the cocktail world. It’s got great acidity, so you can have all kinds of fun with different kinds of sweeteners to balance it. I never use corn syrup or processed sugar in my cocktails, so anything I’m balancing with is either homemade syrup, maple syrup, agave or an interesting liqueur. Passion fruit has actually even more acidity often times than even a lime. It brings that to the table, but then also has these amazing top notes. And I always say that if there’s a cocktail that needs to be amped up a little bit chances are — and it doesn’t work with everything — a little passion fruit adds an extra element. Similar to if you add bacon to most things, it’s going to improve it.