I’ve always been attracted to the color and odd shape of dragon fruit. The gorgeous hues of vibrant pink and red makes this one of the most beautiful fruits. It’s similar in texture to a kiwi, but has a mild sweetness and taste. It’s rich in vitamin C, B and contains a good amount of fiber… and who doesn’t want to add a little boost of vitamins to their cocktail, especially around the holidays?! I mixed this unique fruit with rum, lime, ginger beer, and a little agave to sweeten. The results were delicious. Muddled fresh and lightly sweetened… the secrets to making a good cocktail. Read more for the recipe…
Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail (makes two cocktails)
3/4 of a dragon fruit (save the other 1/4 to garnish the glasses)
2 ounces light rum
1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons agave
Remove the pink outer part of the dragon fruit and discard. Muddle the dragon fruit, lime and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and rum and shake vigorously to combine all of the ingredients. Strain over a lowball glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and stir. Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit.