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Dragon Fruit Mojito Mocktails

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Dragon fruit mojito mocktails are a light, refreshing drink. Simple and delicious recipe to enjoy year round.

dragon fruit mojito mocktail

I’m a little obsessed with dragon fruit and I don’t use it a nearly enough. It feels like an underrated fruit.

I started getting a dragon fruit drink from a local coffee chain (wink) many months ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. There are so many fun ways to use dragon fruit, including in beverages.

If you like to drink mojitos, this is my spin on a mojito mocktail. The traditional flavors of mint and lime are still here.

Rather than using sugar, I opted to use honey as a sweetener. The addition of dragon fruit makes this drink a little more unique. A shot of rum can easily be added to this drink to make it a full-fledged mojito.

What is a dragon fruit?

The inside of dragon fruit have little black seeds that look like chia seeds, but have the consistency of sesame seeds.

Dragon fruit is soft like a kiwi and easy to peel. Once cut in half, the skin peels away easily. Then the fruit can be chopped, or mashed up.

Dragon fruit is also known at pitaya. The names are interchangeable. The word pitaya isn’t used as much anymore, and dragon fruit is what these fruits are usually referred to now.

The key ingredient added to these mocktails to get their beautiful pink color is pitaya powder. I got mine here from NW Bulk Market, which I highly recommend. You can buy in different quantities so you only buy what you need.

What are the benefits of dragon fruit?

Dragon fruit is a super fruit that a low-calorie fruit that is high in fiber and provides a good amount of vitamins and minerals. They are rich in vitamin C, B1, B2 and B3, and minerals such as iron, calcium, and phosphorus. 

dragon fruit mojito mocktail

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Unique way to serve a mocktail
  • Great way to try pitaya powder
  • Refreshing and great for a warm day
  • Family friendly since it’s alcohol free

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Lime
  • Honey
  • Pitaya powder
  • Dragon fruit
  • Mint leaves
  • Sparkling Water

How to make this recipe

1 – In a large pitcher, add the lime juice and honey and mix together.

2 – Add in the pitaya powder until it’s mixed together well with the lime juice and honey.

3 – Add in the chopped up dragon fruit and mint leaves and muddle everything together. If there’s no muddler available a potato masher works too.

4 – Add in lime sparkling water and pour evenly into two glasses of ice.

These mocktails aren’t overly sweet. If you like your drinks on the sweeter side, feel free to add more honey, and use a lemon lime soda like Sprite, to add more sweetness.

dragon fruit mojito mocktail

Calories per serving (1 drink): 44

Yield: 2 Servings

Dragon Fruit Mojito Mocktails

dragon fruit mojito mocktail

Dragon fruit mojito mocktails are a light, refreshing drink. Simple and delicious recipe.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp pitaya powder
  • 1/4 cup dragon fruit, peeled and chopped
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 can lime sparkling water, I use La Croix

Instructions

  1. In a large pitcher, add the lime juice, and honey. Whisk together well. Add pitaya powder and mix until well blended.
  2. Add the dragon fruit and the mint leaves to the pitcher and muddle together. Add can of lime sparking water, like La Croix.
  3. Taste the mojito and adjust sweetness as necessary with more honey or lime.
  4. Pour the mojito mix over two glasses filled with ice. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.

Notes

  • Sprite can be used in place of sparkling water to add more sweetness.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    2

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 44Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 7g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Kimta

    Wednesday 5th of August 2020

    Pitaya power is not available where I live. Can I do without the pitaya powder? Or is there a subsitute? Thank you!

    simplylowcal

    Sunday 9th of August 2020

    Hi there! You can definitely make this without the pitaya powder. Without it just won't have the pretty pink color. :)

    Holly

    Monday 29th of June 2020

    Yummy!!! I use pink, red or purple dragon fruit, but yellow dragon fruit is my favourite (yes, they all taste quite different, especially the yellow, which is everyone's favourite!). White flesh is bland, the darker red/purple the colour of the flesh, the more intense... sweet and berry-like, the flavour is. Is the colour that results, the only reason you use the pitaya powder? I cheat when dragon fruit is out of season and buy it in bags of frozen cubes. Love this recipe! Thank you for sharing :)

    simplylowcal

    Monday 29th of June 2020

    Hi Holly! I'm glad you love it. :) I love pitaya powder for the added health benefits, and the color really is beautiful. :) Buying frozen bags of dragon fruit when it's out of season is a great idea.

    Heidy L. McCallum

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    I love everything about this Mocktail! Looks so refreshing and delish that I could go for one right now. Pinned to save the recipe.

    simplylowcal

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    Thanks so much!

    David

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    I don't think I've tried dragon fruit. Your mojitas look like the perfect introduction! An elegant cocktail.

    simplylowcal

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    Thanks, David!

    Anita

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    I love dragon fruit in smoothies, so this mojito is perfect for me. :) And thanks for introducing me to pitaya powder. I didn't know such a thing exists! :)

    simplylowcal

    Friday 22nd of November 2019

    I'm glad you like, Anita. Pitaya powder is pretty amazing. :)

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