Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
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Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

"Muy Bueno," Courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc.

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

This margarita comes from Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evanglina Soza, courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc. The author of the recipe writes: Grandma had several nopales (cactus paddles) growing along the fence in her backyard in El Paso. Together we would pick the tunas (prickly pears) off the cactus, peel, and eat the sweet fruit. As a tribute to my Grandma – who loved her tunas and color de rosa (the color pink) – I dedicate this beautiful pink margarita in her honor.”

6
Servings
355
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • prickly pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • 3 1/2  Cups  crushed ice
  • 3  Ounces  freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3  Ounces  frozen limeade
  • 6  Ounces  Silver Tequila
  • 4 1/2  Ounces  Triple Sec
  • 3  Tablespoons  simple syrup
  • Star fruit slices or lime wedges and coarse salt for garnish

Directions

In a blender, blend prickly pears with water to make a puree. Strain into a bowl and discard seeds. Place crushed ice in a blender. Add prickly pear puree, lime juice, limeade, tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup; cover and pulse ingredients.

Garnish the edges of 6 margarita glasses with coarse salt. Pour pear mixture into the glasses; add a star fruit slice or a lime wedge to each glass for a garnish and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
29mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
38g
29%
Protein
13g
28%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
267mg
27%
Choline, total
36mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
210mg
30%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
309mg
21%
Water
121g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Prickly Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Prickly Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.