Dragon Fruit + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller

It’s Friday—let’s do this! Today’s drink: a vodka chiller with dragon fruit, santa claus melon and rosemary. Yes, rosemary. Give it a muddle in the vodka, strain and then throw the remaining ingredients in a blender. Pulse, pour and sip. Done.

Dragon + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller via BakersRoyale

I’m keeping this one brief. Today is one of those days in which I am actually between projects and with more than one or two spare hours. It’s a glorious feeling and I’m stealing the husband for a day out—with no kids. A rare occasion. Yay us.

As for the drink, don’t worry if you can’t find dragon fruit and/or santa claus melon. Just use the same portions for what you do have on hand, blend the fruit and taste to your preference for flavor and sweetness, then add the vodka. And again, like most of my cocktails, mix to your taste. I’m no mixologist,  so this isn’t the kind  of cocktail that requires precision or hand carved ice.

Dragon + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller Ingredients via Bakers Royale

Side note: For those unfamiliar with dragonfruit –its taste is like a cross between a pear and kiwi. The santa claus melon has a flavor that is a cross between a honeydew and cucumber—sweet with the cool crispness of a cucumber. To read about its interesting name, click here.

Happy Friday!

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Dragon Fruit + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller

Yield: 2 drinks

Ingredients:

  • 1 sprig of rosemary, plus more for garnish
  • 8 oz. citrus vodka
  • 5 oz. Santa Claus melon
  • 3 oz. dragonfruit
  • 1.5 oz. lemon juice

 

Directions:

  1. Place the rosemary and vodka in a cocktail shaker and muddle, then stir and strain into a blender. Add the the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and garnish.
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13 Responses to “Dragon Fruit + Melon and Rosemary Vodka Chiller”

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    Maria — August 30, 2013 @ 8:26 am

    Stunning drink!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 30, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    This looks refreshing and relaxing all at the same time! The use of dragon fruit is so unique in drinks, I am glad you have found a flavour combo that works.

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    Kate@Diethood — August 30, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Getting drunk with a gorgeous drink… score! :-)

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    Gaby — August 30, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I could use 2 of these right about now!

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    Maria@PinkPatisserie — August 30, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Beautiful drink, gorgeous fruit, need one or three right now! Enjoy your day of rest and relax, you’ve earned it I’m sure!!

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    movita beaucoup — August 30, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Totally gunna have to put on my fancy pants and get on this…

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 30, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Such striking photos!

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    Heather Christo — August 30, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    really gorgeous Naomi!

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    marla — August 30, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Such a unique fruit & FUN way to use it in a cocktail :)

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    Tieghan — August 30, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    So darn pretty! This make me wish I was a drinker! LOL!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — September 2, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    That looks so amazingly good! I don’t eat dragon fruit nearly enough!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — September 2, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    Gorgeous pictures and that drink is a beauty.Want one..

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 3, 2013 @ 4:24 am

    wow, this is gorgeous, Naomi. I really love how the black seeds pop from the white drink background!

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