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¾ ounce simple syrup (such as Stirrings Simple Syrup, or make your own; instructions below)
1 passion fruit, cut in half
2 large sprigs fresh thyme
3 ounces distilled water
¼ ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce pineapple juice (or 1 cup pineapple chunks, juice extracted in a juicer)
To make simple syrup, combine ½ cup granulated sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves, then increase heat until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat after about three minutes and allow to cool. Chill cooled syrup in refrigerator for 2 hours before using (remaining syrup will keep refrigerated for up to one month; use to sweeten iced tea, lemonade and other beverages).
Scoop the pulp from the passion fruit. In a pint mixing glass, add pulp and one sprig of thyme and press several times with a cocktail muddler. Add distilled water, lime juice, simple syrup and pineapple juice. Fill glass with ice and shake vigorously for about 6 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.