The Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe
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People from the southwest portion of the United States are bound to be more familiar with the Prickly Pear Margarita than those of us in other parts of the country. According to CocktailAtlas.com the Prickly Pear Margarita recipeThe Lava Flow Margarita Recipe - Coconut, Pineapple, Strawberries. Read more ... » was created at a restaurant called The Fort in Morrison Colorado and according to Samuel P. Arnold, the restaurants co-owner; it was inspired by stories from 1830s traders that described a similar drink.
Regardless of where it was invented this Margarita has become a very popular drink and one that can be modified readily by using different fruit juices. So check out this recipe, make your tweaks and drop us a note below to let us know what you think.
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- 1 ounces lime juice
- 1 ounce frozen limeade
- 2 ounces Tequila
- 1 1/2 ounces Triple Sec
- 1 ounce prickly pear cactus syrup
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- Lime wedges for garnish
- Course or Kosher salt
Margarita Mixing Instructions:
In a shaker add ice, Tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, prickly pear syrup, and sugar. Shake until frost forms on the outside of the shaker. Do a small taste test to make sure the tartness won’t suck your lips back inside your head. Add more sugar if necessary. Wet the rim of the margarita glass with a lime wedge and dip it into the salt. Strain and pour the drink into the glass.
To create a frozen version of this Margarita simply substitute a margarita mixer for the shaker and blend the drink to your desired consistency.
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