Happy Hour- Dragon Fruit Mojitos

Sometimes I do our grocery shopping, but usually, it falls to my husband.  My sweet mother-in-law lives in an independent living apartment and my husband is her go-to for grocery shopping.  So why not have him pick up the things on my list as well.  I feel super lucky that he happily does the shopping (he also does the laundry and vacuums). But every once in a while, I find myself wandering through the grocery store, picking up all kinds of things that we probably really don't need.  That's how this cocktail started off.

Truthfully, I had only had Dragon Fruit twice before I made this mojito and I really didn't remember what it exactly tasted like.  I had it in a martini and a margarita (of course it was cocktails, I tend to seek out exotic ingredient cocktails) and I remember liking them a lot.  So when I stumbled upon some in one of our local grocery stores, I thought maybe a mojito??

And as a matter of fact, they actually do make a delicious mojito.  The flavor is not too sweet, and just a little tart.  It is light, complimenting the lime and mint perfectly.  Overall, a very refreshing cocktail.  Perfect for sipping on a sweltering, hot summer day--which is what all of the days have turned into lately (please hurry up and get here Fall!!!).

Yield: 1 cocktail

Dragon Fruit Mojitos

A delicious, refreshing exotic cocktail.
prep time: 5 mins  total time: 5 mins


Dragon Fruit Mojitos
  • 1/2 of a Dragon Fruit, diced
  • 1/2 of a lime, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 7-8 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces silver rum
  • club soda
  • mint leaves and lime wedge, for garnish


To make the mojito:
  1. In a shaker, add the lime and sugar.  Muddle until the sugar is dissolved. 
  2.  Add the mint leaves and Dragon Fruit and muddle until all is macerated.  
  3. Add the rum and fill with ice.
  4. Shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pour into a tall glass.  Top with club soda.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and mint leaves.




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