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16
2010

How to Make a PRICKLY PEAR MARGARITA!


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In this episode, you’ll learn how to make to make a succulent Prickly Pear Margarita cocktail. Today is Mexican Independence Day (the real Cinco de Mayo), so celebrate it with this juicy tequila cocktail recipe.  The best ‘rita is one that’s fresh and uses top quality ingredients like silver tequila (100% agave), orange liqueur (such as Patron Citrónge or Cointreau), freshly squeezed lime and prickly pear cactus juice (no prickly pear syrup), sea salt flakes and a dash of blue agave nectar.

Prickly Pear Cacti (Opuntia Ficus-Indica), are native to the Western Hemisphere and are abundantly found in the Southwest United States as well as central and western Mexico.  Prickly pear fruit is often called cactus figs, Indian figs as well as tunas.  They come in three colors; white (or greenish), yellow and red.  If you’re a fan of watermelon, juicy pears and or honeydew you’ll love the taste of prickly pear fruit.  And like their name, the outside of the skin is extremely prickly.  So be sure to handle the outer fruit with care!


Not only does fresh prickly pear cactus juice taste delicious its also a beverage with benefits. It’s an excellent source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Magnesium, Calcium and hydration regulating Potassium.

This is the second video tutorial in the Margarita Madness lineup. Click here to watch the first, a Classic Margarita.  The Naughty Tipples that will be served next include a spicy Jalapeño Cucumber ‘rita, a Weeds Margarito / Mojito-rita, a Lazy Girl Margarita and Hot for Hops.

You’re cordially invited to subscribe to the party here, join Michelle Coudon on Facebook & follow her Naughty Tweets for more Naughty Tipples. To order a drink or to suggest a beverage with benefits tweet @michelleCtv.

Music by Sr. Privado “Estoy Nervioso” Instrumental, Dabra “Madrugada” (Daniel_s_remix), Loveshadow “We R 1″, FuriousStereo “Rainha do Sol Remix” and kcentric “Desaprendere” (featuring Silvia O. Silky Jazz Mix) via http://www.ccmixter.org.  Photos courtesy of the National Archives, Jon Sullivan pdphoto.org and Tomás Castelazo.

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