Dragon Fruit Lemonade with Honey

by Erin

It doesn’t get much prettier than this dragon fruit lemonade – made with fresh dragon fruit, lemon juice, and sweetened with real honey.

Dragon Fruit Lemonade with Honey.

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I’ve never had the Starbuck’s dragon fruit lemonade, but I’ve seen a friend drink it fairly regularly and I’ve always wondered what it was like. So naturally when I found myself with a plethora of red dragon fruit, I seized the carp.

Obviously I made this recipe based on my own assumptions of what this beverage would taste like, using my rosemary watermelon lemonade recipe as a baseline. I actually considered adding an herb to this lemonade as well, but decided the dragon fruit was exotic enough.

Homemade Dragon Fruit Lemonade.

However, instead of an herb I used real honey instead of sugar. I have a feeling the aforementioned coffee shop is not using fresh lemon juice, fresh dragon fruit puree, and real honey to make their dragon fruit lemonade. Maybe I’m wrong, in which case I applaud them. Either way, this homemade version is as delicious as it is gorgeous.

Serve it up for a fun festive Valentine’s day beverage, spike it on a hot summer day, or drink it on a Tuesday – whatever suits your fancy.

Making Dragon Fruit Lemonade with Honey.

Three years ago: Olive Oil Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Seven years ago: The Flux Incapacitator (Mountain Dew Margarita)

Eight years ago: Beef Pot Pie with Herbed Biscuits

Nine years ago: Blood Orange Margarita Jello Shots

Eleven years ago: Cajun Mac & Cheese

Thirteen years ago: Pizza Bagels

Dragon Fruit Lemonade with Honey.


Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 3 cups pureed fresh red dragon fruit flesh
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 6 large lemons)
  • Thin lemon slices or peels, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups of the water and honey to a boil. Simmer until honey has dissolved. Cover and let cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups cold water, dragon fruit puree, and lemon juice to a pitcher and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Pour into a glass filled with ice and garish with slice of lemon.
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Source: Adapted from my Rosemary Watermelon Lemonade.

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