Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail

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
Ginger beer


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.
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18 responses to Dragon Fruit Holiday Cocktail

  1. December 3, 2012

    This fruit is just so pretty and indeed a splendid touch to the festivities ! I like your originality !

    Love Chrissi

    1. December 4, 2012

      Thank you Chrissi!! It was so tasty!

  2. December 3, 2012

    This is such a clever drink…never would have thought of it. Looks yummy!

    1. December 4, 2012

      Thanks Tiffany!! You must try it 🙂 XO

  3. December 3, 2012

    YUM! This looks and sounds amazing!

    xo, tasha
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  4. December 3, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love dragon fruits.

  5. December 5, 2012

    I’ve heard that Dragon Fruits have many benefits with its nutritions. The nutritional benefits of this fruit makes it a very popular choice among people. I love the decoration done here. A great look which feels the taste of this!

  6. Shen
    March 11, 2013

    I wonder how this would look using the vibrant pink dragon fruit. The taste is almost identical to the white fruit, maybe ever so slightly sweeter. But the colour its in your face pink!

  7. March 12, 2013

    I fell in love with Dragon fruit on our honeymoon in Vietnam several years ago and get so excited when we can get them here in Australia (usually between december-april). I’ll be heading to our Asian grocer tomorrow to purchase more especially to try this, can’t wait!
    Lou @ The Honesty Path

  8. July 5, 2013

    I’ve not had the opportunity to try a dragon fruit before and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the inside before – so interesting. It’s for sure going on my list of things to try.

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