Sunday, September 30, 2012

Prickly Pear Margarita

It's one of those drinks that you have to try. Its the name. It's the color. It's the curiosity. And once you've tried it...

It's the love

Prickly Pear Margarita
4 prickly pears, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup water
3 1/2 cups crushed ice
3 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3 oz frozen limeade
6 oz silver tequila
4 1/2 oz triple sec (I used Citronge)
3 TB simple syrup
lime wedges and coarse salt to garnish

Once you have your prickly pears peeled and sliced, put them in your blender along with the 1/4 cup of water....and blend.

Strain into a bowl. You might need to get a spoon and help smoosh the fruit through the strainer. The only thing you want to leave behind are the seeds.
Place crushed ice in the blender. Add the prickly pear puree, lime juice, limeade, tequila, triple sec and simple syrup. Cover and pulse ingredients.
Garnish the rim of your glass with salt. Pour in the margarita. Add a lime wedge and serve


Pierce said...

With the exception of the pears, I have all those things on hand. Quite a pretty cocktail!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I've just recently seen some prickly pears in the market - and had no idea what to do with them - these look perfect!