Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe




Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min


1/2 cup crushed ice
1 ounces freshly-squeezed lime juice
1 ounce undiluted frozen limeade
2 ounces Tequila
1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
1 ounce Prickly Pear Cactus Juice*

* Named for its pear-like shape and size, this fruit comes from any of several varieties of cacti. Also called cactus pear, the prickly pear has a melon-like aroma and a sweet but rather bland flavor.
1 tablespoon granulated sugar or corn syrup
Lime wedges for garnish


In a blender, add crushed ice, lime juice, Tequila, Triple Sec, prickly pear juice, and sugar or corn syrup; cover and mix ingredients (a pulsating action with 4 or 5 jolts of the blender works the best). At this point, a taste test WILL be required (while it’s not necessary, it is a requirement – you’ll thank me later). Correct with additional sugar or corn syrup if it is too tart.

Serve in Margarita Glasses with coarse salt or Margarita Salt or pink peppercorn sea salt on the rims of the glasses and a lime slice, and serve immediately.

NOTE: To create a salt-rimmed glass, take a lemon or lime wedge and rub the drinking surface of the glass so it is barely moist. Dip the edge of the glass into coarse or Kosher salt.

Makes 2 serving.





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