Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule Recipe

Prickly Pear Mezcal Mule Recipe
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Christine Dionese, health specialist and author of The Best Craft Cocktails & Bartending with Flair, has long been suggesting prickly pear for its blood sugar lowering effects. Researchers at the University of Vienna in Austria have found in a small study that prickly pear decreased blood glucose by 11 percent.

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1
Servings
235
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons fresh prickly pear purée
  • 1.5 ounces mescal (this recipe used Mano Negra)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 dashes bitters (this recipe used Fee Brothers)
  • 2 ounces club soda

Directions

Add mescal, lime juice, and bitters to a shaker full of ice. Shake vigorously for thirty seconds and pour over ice in a double old-fashioned glass. Layer 1-2 teaspoons of prickly pear purée over ice. Top with club soda, and stir two revolutions. Enjoy.

Click here for our prickly pear purée recipe.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
30g
23%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
83µg
12%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
13mg
1%
Choline, total
19mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
66mg
9%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
260mg
17%
Water
95g
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.