Prickly Pear Margarita

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Prickly Pear Syrup

makes 1 Cup of syrup

  • 2 very ripe Prickly pears
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Prickly Pear Margarita

Makes 1 Margarita

  • 1 part of Prickly Pear Syrup
  • 1 part ice
  • 1/2 part freshly squeeze lime juice
  • 1 part good quality tequila
  • the zest of a tangerine
  • sugar and salt to garnish the margarita glass (optional)
  • lime slices to decorate (optional)

Steps:

  1. Wash and peel the pears
  2. Slice the peeled prickly pears and put in  a small sauce pan
  3. Add the water and the sugar and mix well
  4. Set the sauce pan in medium heat and let it boil mixing once and while for 10 to 15 minutes – the mix will turn a pretty pink color
  5. Strain the syrup into a container and let it cool down
  6. Put your margarita glass on the freezer
  7. In a mixing cup add the Syrup, the ice, the lime juice and the tequila
  8. Add the zest of the tangerine (and the juice if you would like)
  9. Mix well – you can shake for a margarita on the rocks or blend well for a frozen margarita – I prefer on the rocks!
  10. Grab 2 dessert plates (small plate but big enough that your glass will fit) and add enough water to cover the rim of your glass and in the other one add granulated sugar or salt (or a combination of both – my favorite)
  11. Take your glass for the freezer and pass them through the plate with water (let the excess water drip) and pass mix by the garnishing sugar or salt plate
  12. Add ice cubes (you can add crushed ice if you prefer) and pour your margarita in carefully – if you like your margarita frozen… then add the margarita mix and ice (2 cups) on a blender cup and blend it well.
  13. Add the lime sliced on the side of the glass or directly into the drink! Cheers!! Salud!! Saúde!!
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