A few months ago, Dragonfruit (or Pitaya) had a moment on social media. It started popping up in everyones smoothie bowls.
The cactus that produces dragon fruit is actually native to México, and it is available through December so you shouldn’t have too much of an issue finding it at your local Whole Foods or Sprouts.
In Mexico, we know pitayas to be a little different. The ones we are accustomed to are round and look like prickly pears on the outside, but also come in different colors. You’ll find these at the local tianguis, or on the side of the road all summer long. We’ll typically eat them with a little sal y limón and a sprinkle of Tajín.
If you’ve never had dragon fruit before, it has a very subtle flavor like a melon, but it does pack a punch when it comes to health benefits.
Did you guys catch the Rupaul’s Drag Race All Stars 2 Finale? I’ve had Read U Wrote U on repeat because my body still hasn’t recovered from how good Katya’s performance was. Also, can we talk about how thick and juicy Roxxxy looked in her nude illusion? If you guys aren’t familiar with the show, please get on it so we can be friends.
1/4 Dragon Fruit, peeled and roughly chopped
2 teaspoons light agave
6 mint leaves
1 oz lime juice
2 oz white rum
Club Soda or Mineral Water
In the bottom of a highball glass, gently muddle the dragon fruit, agave, and mint leaves. Add the lime juice and rum and stir to combine. Add a handful of ice and top off the glass with the bubbles.