Prickly Pear Margaritas

by Rachel on December 27, 2011

Prickly Pear Margarita

My friend Helen, whose jam and jelly recipes have graced this blog before, sent me the world’s most incredible care package. In it I found a myriad of items she had made for me in her kitchen (cactus jelly, figs in brandy, prickly pear cactus simple syrup) and a replacement platter for the one she gave me when I got married 18 years ago. We lost the platter in a house fire and Helen has been on a mission to replace it ever since. If you haven’t noticed, I adore Helen. She is one of a handful of folks who still pack up care packages and send them to their friends. I posted Helen’s recipe for Prickly Pear Simple Syrup a few days ago. Let’s be honest – it’s not for the faint of heart BUT the syrup is amazing. It’s this hard to describe color – almost neon pink, but richer and more robust than that, and it tastes otherworldly. If you don’t have the chops to make your own simple syrup (G-d knows I don’t), there a number of commercially produced syrups that you can find in gourmet stores or online at Amazon. Or you can befriend Helen. I highly recommend the last option.

Bet you can't drink just one.

Prickly Pear Margaritas (1-2 Margaritas)

  • 2 shots Tequila
  • 1 shot triple sec
  • 1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice (or a mix of lemon and lime)
  • 1 shot prickly pear simple syrup

Mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker. Serve over ice. Can be made ahead, refrigerated and then served.

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