While in Thailand, we discovered lots of new foods. From unique vegetables like baby eggplants, to crazy new spices and herbs. But one of the most colorful and prettiest things we discovered were dragon fruit. Sure I’ve seen them before here and there, but who would ever think to grab one? Not me! These pretty fruits adorned with little black seeds in the perfect white flesh, were at every single breakfast we had.
If you’ve never had one, they’re fairly mild. Nothing to really write home about which is a little sad because they’re just the prettiest and most wild looking fruit. They have sort of the texture of a kiwi, but not as tart or sweet. So to spruce it up a bit and turn this pretty black and white meat into a fun cocktail, I had to add a little extra flavor. So it was mojitos all the way. The addition of mint and soda water (you can add a little simple syrup too if you like) and lime made for the perfect refreshing and stunning cocktail.
Mojitos are always a great idea if you ask me. They’re super refreshing and so easy to make. I’ve made several on the blog like this blueberry kiwi one that was a personal favorite. But you can really add in any fruit you like for a mojito as long as you have fresh mint, lime and your favorite rum, you’re good to go!
Photos by Lady Flashback
- 2 ounces of light rum
- 1/2 ounce of lime juice
- 2-3 tbsp of diced dragon fruit
- 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
- 5-7 mint springs torn
- splash of soda water
Add fruit, mint and simple syrup to shaker. Muddle gently. Add rum, ice and shake. Pour into rocks glass and top with soda water.