OCT
19
2010

How to Make PRICKLY PEAR Cactus Juice


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In this episode, you’ll learn how to easily prepare and juice prickly pear cactus fruit for succulent Margarita cocktails (like this Prickly Pear Margarita) or for other delicious beverages.



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.  According to scientific researchers at Tulane Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, prickly pear extract may help alleviate and prevent certain hangover symptoms when taken hours before drinking alcoholic beverages.

This is the third video tutorial in the Margarita Madness lineup. Click here to watch the second video tutorial, a Prickly Pear 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.

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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.  Photo courtesy of Jon Sullivan pdphoto.org.

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