We’ve waited for what seems like an eternity for some good weather to come along, so make sure you get out there and enjoy it. Even if you’re just sitting out and soaking up some rays with a cold refreshing drink in your hand. So to help you make the most of it here’s a delicious recipe for Strawberry Dragon Fruit Margaritas, that taste as good as they look.
No doubt the first thing you will notice about the Margarita will be the colour - That gorgeous colour is thanks to the combo of this dragon fruit (also known as pitaya) and ripe strawberries. Dragon fruit, if you’ve never had it, tastes almost like a hybrid of melon, pear and kiwi if that makes sense? It’s very subtle in flavor, but still super tasty, and it goes great with berries. Oh, and tequila, of course.
Dragon fruits come in different colours – some are magenta all the way through, some are yellow on the exterior, but most are magenta on the outside and white on the inside, like this one pictured here. You still can get great colour out of it though, just trim off all of the hard, scaly exterior and try to leave a decent amount of the pink flesh intact. A little bit goes a long way!
They are not always the easiest to come by, but are well worth tracking down. As if having a cool name wasn’t good enough Dragon Fruit are very low on calories, and actually grow on cacti, which only bloom at night, under a full moon – there’s a fun fact for you.
As for the Margaritas themselves it really is a personal preference. You can make them as icy and solid as you like, put sugar or salt on the rim of the glass to be more authentic, and increase the alcohol to an adequate level that suits you – although beware as they are very moreish.
Strawberry Dragon Fruit Margaritas Recipe
Total Time: 15 mins
* 2 cups strawberries, divided
* 1 dragon fruit, exterior removed, cut in half
* ¾ cup tequila
* ¼ cup orange liqueur
* ⅓ cup fresh lime juice, plus lime wheels, to garnish
* 3 tablespoons honey
* 3 cups ice
* Sugar or salt, to rim
1. Freeze half of the strawberries. Slice one half of the dragon fruit and reserve for garnish. Dice the other half and place in a blender.
2. Add all but a few of the unfrozen strawberries, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and honey to the blender. Blend until smooth. Add in the ice and frozen strawberries and blend until slushy.
3. Rim glasses with sugar or salt, and divide the margarita mixture between each glass. Garnish with dragon fruit, lime wheels, and remaining strawberries. Serve.
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