On a recent trip to the Great Wegmans, I came across a large display of prickly pears.
NOW, I do always try to not impulse buy at Wegmans…it could be potentially unhealthy and costs money. HOWEVER, I was overcome with a craving for a prickly pear cocktail the moment I spotted them. Thus, the prickly pear daiquiri I am sharing today.
First things first, puree your prickly pear. Having never prepared prickly pear before, I looked to the web for a quick tutorial and found one at Simply Recipes. I did not wear gloves because the barbs were gone. I later had that annoying little prickly feeling on my fingers, because although the barbs were off there were these teeny-tiny-hair-thin prickly things that stuck in my fingers. Not painful. Horribly annoying. Wear gloves.
4 ounces good quality rum (we love our Appletons…did you see how much was left? Not a whole lot…)
1 ounce prickly pear puree
1 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon sugar (we have also used agave sweetener here)
in a shaker with lots of ice.
Shake that baby up good.
Pour everything into your fancy glass.
Garnish with lime wedge and enjoy.
And beware. These tasty cocktails pack a punch!
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