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