A few months ago I received a box of fun produce from Melissa’s Produce. Inside the box were plenty of fruits I’ve seen before but many that I’ve never worked with so I was excited to give them a try. I made cupcakes with one fruit and a cocktail with another but I was dying to try make yet another cocktail.
I really like having fun mixing up new cocktails. With New Year’s Eve right around the corner I wanted something that was bright, festive, and really fun. I decided to use the dragon fruit because I love that the outside is such a gorgeous bright pink but the inside is white with black speckles. It’s really a stunning fruit.
I had several different ideas for cocktails but at the end of the day I thought a dragon fruit margarita would be perfect. The dragon fruit is fairly mild but a little bit sweet so I knew it would stand up well to the tart lime juice. I first thought I’d make a frozen margarita but then, who wants a frozen cocktail when it’s freezing outside? So I went with a margarita on the rocks.
After I blended this cocktail together I really liked the look of it. It was mostly white with bits of black throughout and it had a bit of foam on the top of it. I garnished it with a simple lime slice and dragon fruit slice and put a pink straw in it to match the fruit. I took a sip and was super pleased. It was sweet and tart and had all the traditional flavors of a margarita but with a hint of the tropics. It’s perfect for a holiday party or for just sipping on during a dinner party.
- 1 dragon fruit
- 2 oz. tequila
- 2 oz. triple sec
- 2 oz. lime juice
- 1 T. simple syrup
- 1 lime
- Cut the dragon fruit in half. Scoop out half of the dragon fruit and put it in a blender.
- Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup to the blender. Blend for 1 minute.
- Run a wedge of lime around the im a short glass and dip into salt.
- Add ice cubes to the glass.
- Pour the margarita into the glass.
- Garnish with a slice of dragon fruit and slice of lime.