For a change of pace, try this refreshing tropical dragon fruit margarita, a beautiful cactus fruit with a mild melon-like flavor.

White Dragon Fruit Margarita with garnish

While dragon may seem very exotic, it has a texture like kiwi and a mild, melon-like flavor that blends nicely with the tequila and fresh lime.

Dragon fruit comes in both red and white variety. The biggest difference aside from the color is white dragon fruit is more mild in flavor, while the red tends to be a little sweeter. For our dragon fruit margarita recipe, we will be using white dragon fruit.

The best part about margaritas is the wide variety of fruit and flavor combinations you can combine. If you love margaritas, be sure to check out some of our other recipes.

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Dragon Fruit Margarita

Dragon Fruit Margarita

Yield: 3 to 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

For a change of pace, try this refreshing tropical margarita made with dragon fruit, a beautiful cactus fruit with a mild melon-like flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe dragon fruit (see notes)
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1-1/2 ounces triple sec
  • 1-1/2 ounces simple syrup
  • 1-1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10 to 12 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Cut the dragon fruit in half crosswise and remove 2 thin slices from the center for garnish if desired. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the flesh and place it in a blender. The skin is not edible so you'll want to discard it.
  2. Add the tequila, triple sec, simple syrup and lime juice. Blend on high until the dragon fruit is puréed.
  3. With the blender running on high, add the ice cubes two or three at a time until the drink is chilled to your liking.

Notes

About Dragon Fruit:

Dragon fruit is the fruit of a cactus that's widely cultivated throughout Southeast Asia, the Philippines and occasionally Hawaii.

It has a vibrant pink skin and flesh that ranges in color from white to magenta.

The texture of dragon fruit is very similar to kiwi fruit including its edible black seeds.

It has a mild, not-too-sweet melon flavor, which makes it a nice choice for blending in a drink like our margarita.

Choose dragon fruit that are firm but yield to light pressure and have smooth, unblemished skin. Only the flesh is edible, so always discard the skin.