Dragon Fruit Martini Recipe

Dragon Fruit Martini Recipe

The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 12 mins
Serving: 1 Cocktail
Yield: 2 Cocktails
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
589 Calories
13g Fat
80g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 589
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 63g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 170mg 851%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 820mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dragon fruit martini is easy to make and beautiful to serve. Your guests will be surprised and delighted by this refreshing cocktail, and the marvelous-looking dragon fruit also makes a great conversation starter. Dragon fruit is native to Thailand but is now readily available throughout North America.


  • 1 dragon fruit, plus more for garnish if desired

  • 1/3 cup vodka

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, freshly squeezed

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste

  • 3 to 4 ice cubes

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Dragon Fruit Martini Recipe ingredients

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  2. Prepare your dragon fruit by cutting in half and scooping out all of the flesh.

    scoop out the dragonfruit flesh

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  3. Place dragon fruit flesh in blender or food processor.

    dragonfruit in a blender

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  4. Add all other ingredients and blitz 20 to 30 seconds on high speed.

    dragonfruit martini ingredients in a blender

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  5. Taste-test for desired strength and sweetness, adding more vodka if not strong enough, or more sugar if you'd prefer it sweeter (note that the sweetness will also depend on the ripeness of your dragon fruit—the riper it is, the sweeter it will taste). If too sweet for your taste, add another squeeze of lime juice. If too strong for your liking, add more coconut milk.

    dragonfruit martini in a blender

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  6. Pour into chilled martini glasses and garnish with an additional slice of dragon fruit, lime wheel, or lime zest if desired.

    Dragon Fruit Martini Recipe with a lime garnish

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About Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit is a beautiful fruit grown in Southeast Asia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Israel. The plant is actually a type of cactus, and the fruit comes in three colors: two have pink skin, but with different colored flesh (one white, the other red), while another type is yellow with white flesh. Dragon fruit is low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants. Dragon fruit tastes wonderful—sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that's like a cross between kiwi and pear. Dragon fruit is particularly suited to making drinks, since it is mostly composed of water, making it quick and easy to blend up.


  • Note that we tested this recipe both with and without the coconut milk, and it was delicious both ways. If you like tropical cocktails, we recommend including it; if you're a classic martini drinker, you may prefer it without.

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  1. USDA FoodData Central. Dragon fruit. Updated September 23, 2018.