Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita
The Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita is a luxurious, tropical twist on the classic margarita! This stunner is made with tequila, fresh red dragon fruit, coconut cream, tangy lime juice, and a touch of agave.Jump to Recipe
I always get so excited when I see red dragon fruit at the grocery store! It’s such a delicious treat and its deep red color makes the prettiest cocktails. So when it recently made an appearance at my local store, I was inspired to mix up the Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita. This cocktail combines the vibrant flavor of red dragon fruit with coconut cream, zesty lime and tequila.
With its velvety texture and playful garnish, this fun cocktail is sure to transport your taste buds to tropical paradise!
Before diving into the drink, let’s discuss my fruit of choice – Dragon fruit (also known as pitaya). Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit with a pink exterior and creamy white or magenta flesh speckled with tiny black seeds. Dragon fruit is subtly sweet and refreshingly mild. It’s flavor is often compared to a combination of kiwi and pear with notes of watermelon. To prepare dragon fruit for a recipe like the Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita, you can slice off both ends, make a lengthwise cut along the skin, peel away the skin, and dice the fruit into small, bite-sized pieces ready for blending.
A bit about the ingredients…
Once you have your ingredients ready, it’s time to create the magic. Before mixing up the cocktail, prep 2 cocktail glasses with a toasted coconut rim.
Start by toasting your shredded coconut in a skillet over medium heat. Make sure to mix it frequently so it doesn’t burn. It should take 3 to 5 minutes until it gets a golden brown color. Add it to a shallow dish. Add agave to a second shallow dish. Coat the rim of each glass with agave, then gently dip it into the toasted coconut.
Next, prep your dragon fruit by removing the skin and dicing it into cubes. Add the dragon fruit, tequila, coconut cream, lime juice and agave to a blender and blend until the mixture is velvety smooth.
Next, fill the prepared glasses with ice and divide the blended cocktail into the glasses.
For the final touch, garnish your Creamy Dragon Fruit Margarita with slices of dragon fruit and a lime wheel. Enjoy!
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