Prickly Pear Margarita and Syrup

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

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...
Prickly Pear Margarita

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...