The Dragon Fruit Mojito is one of the tastiest and most exotic versions of the mojito! Use freshly cut pink Dragon Fruit (also known as Pitaya) to give your mojito a bright purple hue.
- Dragon Fruit: Finding Dragon Fruit can be a bit tricky. It’s best to find it during the summer months or you can order it from Amazon.
- Rum: Use a white rum for this recipe, as it will compliment the lighter flavors nicely.
- Simple Syrup: Add just a touch of simple syrup to your Dragon Fruit Mojito for sweetness.
- Mint Leaves: No mojito is complete without fresh mint leaves! Plan on muddling a few into the drink with the Dragon Fruit and then set a couple on the side for garnish.
- Lime: After muddling, add in lime to brighten the whole cocktail.
- Sparkling Water: You’ll need sparking water or club soda to fill your glass.
How to Make a Dragon Fruit Mojito
Making this Dragon Fruit Mojito is an elegant (and easy!) way to impress guests or a way to make yourself something special.
Simply add the mint leaves, rum, lime, Dragon Fruit and simple syrup to a glass. Muddle well, until you can smell the mint and lime.
Then, top off your glass with club soda and ice.
Garnish your mojito with extra lime and mint leaves.
Serve your drink immediately.
Best Way to Use the Dragon Fruit
If you are unsure how to peel Dragon Fruit, use this guide to easily cut up your fruit.
It’s best to cup up the fruit into cubes, but you can garnish your mojito with slices of the fruit.
You can also simply eat the Dragon Fruit by scooping it out of the peel. It’s best cold, so eat it straight out of the fridge!
Something to look out for is that pink Dragon Fruit will stain! The purple stain it leaves behind will easily wash out with soap and water but the fruit will stain your fingers and a porous countertop.
What are the Benefits of Dragon Fruit?
Dragon Fruit is a lower calorie fruit that is a low-fuss food to eat.
In one 6 oz serving of Dragon Fruit, you’ll consume about 106 calories and 2 grams of protein. You’ll also get a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and Vitamin A & C.
It also contains the minerals betacyanins and betaxanthins, which are compounds that neutralize free radials in the body.
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Commonly Asked Questions about Dragon Fruit Mojitos
Is there different kinds of Dragon Fruit?
Yes! There are about 25 different varieties of Dragon Fruit, but you will mainly see two different types of Dragon Fruits (white and pink) on your grocery shelf.
Can I use a different kind of Dragon Fruit for this drink?
Truthfully, you can use any kind of Dragon Fruit in this mojito. It’s best to use the pink Dragon Fruit (also called pitaya) so that your mojito is a bright purple.
How long should I muddle the mint for in this mojito?
You only need to muddle the ingredients together for a couple of seconds to make sure all the ingredients are melded together.
What if I don’t have fresh Dragon Fruit?
If you don’t have access to fresh Dragon Fruit, you can use freeze-dried, frozen, or pureed fruit.
Is there a way to take the seeds out of the Dragon Fruit?
If the floating seeds or pieces of mint bother you in your cocktail, you can strain the beverage into another glass to take out those pieces.
How do I cut a Dragon Fruit?
Learn how to cut your Dragon Fruit for this mojito here.