It would be wrong of me not to share a couple of cocktail recipes during my 12 days of Christmas feature. So I created a dragon fruit bourbon martini. It’s perfect for the holidays. It’s sweet, sour and nicely blended to a creamy consistency. So good


Dragon Fruit Bourbon Martini by Diverse Dinners


Dragon fruit bourbon martinis give that comfort factor, its a mix of fresh dragon fruit, lime, simple syrup, apple cider and bourbon. A really nice combination of ingredients that make you feel at home, whether you are or not. So be careful!

The dragon fruit is from the cactus family, and hails from Mexico and/or Central America – I’m not sure, so don’t quote me. Once you cut the dragon fruit in half, it reveals white flesh dotted with black seeds. It looks rather odd, but tastes quite refreshing. If you haven’t eaten dragon fruit as yet, you should give it a try, it’ nice.



Dragon Fruit Bourbon Martini by Diverse Dinners


This cocktail, should be made and serve immediately, as all fresh fruit cocktails should. If you allow to sit for a few hours, the color of the fruit will turn and become murky. Not a good look for a cocktail – right?

Dragon fruit bourbon martinis are innovative in appearance, and will definitely peek the interest of anyone you serve them to. If you enjoy bourbon in a cocktail format, this one will be a winner for you – give it a try and share with your friends.


Dragon Fruit Bourbon Cocktail

10 minPrep Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 1 dragon fruit
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • Ice
  • 2 slices dragon fruit and fresh mint to garnish
  • Equipment & Utensils
  • Blender
  • Cocktail shaker and strainer
  • 2 martini glases


  1. Cut dragon fruit in half and cut two thin slices of the flesh and set aside
  2. Remove rest of flesh from skin, and cut into cubes.
  3. Place dragon fruit in blender and then add apple cider, lime juice and simple syrup.
  4. Blend on low setting.
  5. Dragon fruit should be completely blended and form a creamy consistency.
  6. Pour into a jug or cocktail shaker
  7. Fill the cocktail shaker to a third with ice then pour the dragon fruit mixture over the ice.
  8. Add bourbon, then cover and shake vigorously.
  9. Strain cocktail into two martini glasses.
  10. To garnish, carefully place a slice of dragon fruit on top of each cocktail and then push a small sprig of mint next to the slice of dragon fruit