Prickly Pear Margaritas
One look at this prickly pear margarita and you can tell it’s ready for a party. Our prickly pear margarita recipe is just as refreshing as it is beautiful, with a vibrant pink hue that’s both natural and tasty. But just so you know, a prickly pear margarita isn’t pear-flavored at all. Prickly pear is actually a fruit that grows on a cactus, with a flavor that crosses between watermelon and classic bubble gum. Combined with bright lime juice and citrusy orange liqueur, the fuchsia fruit transforms into a sweet and sour drink you won’t be able to put down.
Look for prickly pears (also called cactus pears, Indian figs, and tunas) with fresh produce in supermarkets and Latino markets. Wear heavy cotton or rubber gloves or use a thick towel to hold them when peeling.