Dragon Fruit Pink Martini

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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Sweet and deliciously fruity, this Dragon Fruit Pink Martini is ready in 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients. Shake up just one or make a whole batch for summer fun, pool parties, or a Barbie movie party!

Perfectly Pink Martini

If you are looking for a bright pink martini, look no further than this refreshing Dragon Fruit Martini! It strikes a perfect balance of sweet and fruity, without being overwhelming. No matter if you are throwing a barbie party, summer pool party, or just hanging out on a hot summer night, this pretty pink martini will fit right in. Each sip is somehow better than the last!

Using simple ingredients like dragon fruit syrup, a floral-y gin, a sprig of fresh mint and a little freshly squeezed lemon juice, this cocktail is quick and easy to whip together. Poured into a martini glass with an adorable pink sugar rim, this pink martini is party ready!

Watch How To Make It

Want to see how to make this easy dragon fruit martini from start to finish? Here’s a step-by-step video:

Ingredients Needed

You only need a few ingredients, most can be found at your local liquor store. For the full ingredient amounts and directions, scroll down to the bottom of this post for to the printable recipe card.

  • Lemon Juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice will give your drink just the right zing. Save the lemon rind to use to rim your glass.
  • Dragon Fruit Syrup: If you can’t find dragon fruit syrup, any other pink/red syrup will do. I suggest strawberry syrup, raspberry syrup or even rosé syrup.
  • Pink Love Gin: You can use any kind of gin you prefer, but I love this Pink Love Gin because it is both fruity and floral gin, without being overpowering. It gives your cocktail a unique flavor!
  • Fresh Mint: A sprig of fresh mint.
  • Pink Sanding Sugar: This is optional, but it makes a great pink rim on your martini glass.
Dragon fruit syrup, a bottle of gin, fresh mint and pink sanding sugar in a bowl.

Where To Buy Fruit Syrup

I purchased my dragon fruit syrup on amazon (linked above), as I was unable to find it locally. If you are in a time crunch, you may have more luck using another more commonly used fruit syrup like strawberry or raspberry.

You can often find fruit syrups in large liquor stores like Total Wine or Specs. Occasionally you will find them in large grocery stores near the coffee syrups. World Market also sells a large variety of Torani brand syrups in store.

A hand picking up a pink martini with a pink sugar rim.

How To Make A Pink Martini

Just a few quick steps and you will be sipping away:

  • Chilled Glass: This first step is optional, but I like to start with a chilled martini glass to keep my drink extra chilled. 30 minutes before you are ready to serve your cocktail, pop your martini glass into the freezer.
  • Muddle The Mint: Place a fresh mint sprig in your cocktail shaker and muddle it with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. This will release the oils from the mint.
  • Shake: Add ice, lemon juice, dragon fruit simple syrup and gin to shaker. Shake your cocktail shaker for 30 seconds, until your hand is freezing.
  • Pink Rim: Use your lemon rind and wipe it around the rim of your martini glass and then dip and roll your glass in the pink sprinkle sugar.
  • Serve: Strain cocktail from shaker into your martini glass and enjoy immediately!
Dragon fruit martini being poured out of a cocktail shaker into a martini glass.

Tips and Variations

This pink martini is super easy, but here are a few variations and tips to guarantee success:

  • Vodka: Not a gin fan? No worries! You can easily swap out the gin for vodka. I have even seen dragon fruit flavored vodka recently if you wanted to really punch up the flavor.
  • Kid Friendly: Have kids that want their own pink drink? You can also use fruit syrups in lemonade for the kids! Just add half an ounce to a glass of lemonade.
  • Dragon Fruit Garnish: Dragon fruit is a very pretty fruit and makes a great garnish for your cocktail as well. Slice it into rounds like you would a lemon and place it on the edge of your martini glass.
  • Make It Sparkle: Feeling festive? Add some edible glitter to your cocktail! Add it into your cocktail shaker before you shake your cocktail. It will make your martini truly shimmer in the glass!
  • Chilled: This martini is best served chilled. Make sure you shake your martini glass for at least 30 seconds before straining into a glass. To keep your martini from warming up quickly, I highly suggest using a chilled martini glass.

Can I Make This Dragon Fruit Martini Ahead?

Sadly martinis are best served freshly shaken over ice, so you can not prepare them fully ahead of time.

However, if you are having a party, you can prepare a large pitcher with the lemon juice, dragon fruit syrup and gin up to 2 days before and store it in the refrigerator. (Check below in the recipe card notes for amounts.)

When ready to serve, make sure to stir up your pre-made martini mix well. Then muddle the mint in the cocktail shaker, add ice, and pour in 4 oz of the pre-made martini mix. Shake well and serve!

Pink sugar rim on a martini glass filled with a dragon fruit cocktail.

More Fruity Cocktail Recipes

Lucky for you, I love refreshing and fruity cocktails! Here are a few more cocktails I think you will love:

Three dragon fruit pink martinis with a bottle of gin behind them.
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Dragon Fruit Pink Martini

This Dragon Fruit Pink Martini is deliciously fruity and refreshing for summer! Ready in 5 minutes and with just 4 ingredients, you can quickly shake up just one or make a whole batch!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Optional: Place your martini glass in freezer to chill 30 minutes before you want to serve your cocktail. If you forget, you can wrap your glasses in a wet paper towel and pop them in the freezer for half the time (this trick works with any drink you’re trying to chill).
  • While your glass is chilling, take 3 to 4 leaves of mint and muddle it into your cocktail shaker. (If you don’t have a muddler, the handle of a wooden spoon will work perfectly.)
  • Add ice, lemon juice, dragon fruit simple syrup and gin to shaker. Shake your cocktail shaker for 30 seconds, until your hand is freezing.
  • Place pink sugar sprinkles onto a small plate. Use your lemon rind and wipe it around the rim of your martini glass and then dip and roll your glass in the pink sprinkle sugar until the rim is coated.
  • Strain cocktail from shaker into your martini glass and enjoy immediately!

Notes

Dragon Fruit Syrup: If you can’t find dragon fruit syrup, any other pink/red syrup will do. I suggest strawberry syrupraspberry syrup or even rosé syrup.
Pink Love Gin: You can use any kind of gin you prefer, but I love this Pink Love Gin because it is both fruity and floral gin, without being overpowering. It gives your cocktail a unique flavor!
Vodka: Not a gin fan? No worries! You can easily swap out the gin for vodka. I have even seen dragon fruit flavored vodka recently if you wanted to really punch up the flavor.
Make It Sparkle: Feeling festive? Add some edible glitter to your cocktail! Add it into your cocktail shaker before you shake your cocktail. It will make your martini truly shimmer in the glass!
Large Batch For Party: Prepare a large pitcher with the lemon juice, dragon fruit syrup and gin up to 2 days before and store it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, make sure to stir up your pre-made martini mix well. Then muddle the mint in the cocktail shaker, add ice, and pour in 4 oz of the pre-made martini mix. Shake well and serve! The below amounts will make enough pink martini mix for 12 Martinis: 
  • 12 oz lemon juice 
  • 12 oz dragon fruit syrup
  • 24 oz gin

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 0.1g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 54mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 44IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 8mg, Iron: 1mg

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5 stars
I love this drink!!!!!!!

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Delicious

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Delicious

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I love the brightness of the pink that the dragon fruit creates! I am usually a fan of Hendricks, but I really loved this gin. 10/10 highly recommend this cocktail!

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This drink is so good I can’t stop making them.

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I can’t wait to make this before we go out for The Barbie Movie!!

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Such a great cocktail!!! Perfectly sweet but not too sweet! It’s perfect!!!

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OMG! So good! Easy recipe and really refreshing. Perfect for your Barbie party. ❤️

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