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Prickly Pear Lemonade and Sparkling Alternative

Recent posts here have covered prickly pears, prickly pear syrup, and, most certainly, prickly pear margaritas. Does the syrup end there? No, you can put it on pancakes or waffles. Drizzle it on pound cake and ice cream. But wait. There’s still plenty of beverage mileage for this glorious pink liquid. You can make a…

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Prickly Pear Margarita and Syrup

Attempting to make a prickly pear margarita, in the past weeks I began by trying to make my own prickly pear syrup. That first syrup attempt was a disaster. Now, I am very happy to report dual success. I have a great prickly pear margarita recipe, using prickly pear syrup, and just the recipe to…

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Prickly Pear Syrup Disaster [But a Kitchen Lesson None the Less]

  This will be an odd post for me, for it is about failure. Yes, a kitchen bummer. It’s cactus pear or prickly pear season and I love that fruit and the things you can do it with it. Like a prickly pear margarita. [The recipe for that will come later this week.] Thing is,…

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Prickly Pear Margarita

How do you get that red color in the picture? You can’t do it with watermelon. Berries perhaps. But that red in a margarita glass announces its true heritage: prickly pear cactus. Prickly pears arrive in farmers’ markets in the southwest in late summer. It can take until now for the trucks to make it…

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