Dragon fruit laced with rum

Dragon fruit from  wiki

Dragon fruit from wiki

Dragon fruit in rum

Dragon fruit in rum

The dragon fruit is found in tropical climate around the world and they grow to about 20ft.  It is part of the cactus family and it is grown in the Americas and China. If you want to hunt the fruit down, your best bet is to head to China town.  Cut the fruit lengthwise, scoop out the flesh and eat. Like kiwi fruits, the seeds are edible but not the skin.  It is full of vitamin C, fibre and calcium. It makes a change from our every day fruits!

This is my own take on the dragon fruit laced with rum.


1 dragon fruit, cut in half, lengthwise and scoop out the white flesh

1 mango peeled and cut into cubes

1 small tub of plain yoghurt

50g fresh mint leaves

2tbsp caster sugar

2tbsp rum or vodka

Add the mint leaves, sugar and yoghurt in a mixer and whisk.  Cut the dragon fruit in half , gently scoop out the flesh and reserve the skin as your serving dish!  Add the yoghurt mixture, mango and dragon fruit and gently toss together

To serve: fill the reserved skin with the prepared fruit, lace it with vodka or rum and garnish with the  mint leaves. Oh what a night!!






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  • Elisabeth Winkler says:

    Intriguing recipe! I am not sure if I have ever had dragon fruit. One to try!

  • Nina says:

    Hi Elisabeth – Yes, you must try it. It’s so refreshing. Thank you for the comments. Cheers!