Good cocktail recipes can sometimes contain unusual ingredients. It makes a normal drink into something special. Your guests will be surprised and delighted when you tell them that you are going to make dragon fruit margaritas tonight.
Dragon Fruit Margaritas
Dragon fruits grow on a form of cactus that is known as the Honolulu queen. The flowers on the cactus only open at night. The plant is native to southern Mexico and central America but today, it is grown all over the world. Dragon fruit is also called strawberry pear.
The two most common types of dragon fruit have bright, red skin with green scales that resemble a dragon – which is where the name comes from.
Adding the fruit to a margarita gives it a beautiful red color and a delightful taste. The fruit is also high in antioxidants. Look for them in Asian markets or trygrowing dragon fruit in a pot.(Affiliate link.)
- 6 oz Tequila
- 4 oz triple sec
- 1 medium sized ‘RED JIANA’ Dragon fruit
- 4 oz lime juice
- 1 oz Orange juice
- Place the dragon fruit in a bowl and mix it well to combine the pulp to remove seeds and excess pulp)
- Add to the other ingredients with ice in a blender.
- Mix well.
- Place lime on the rim of the glass and dip into salt.
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