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
171
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
7g
10%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
24g
18%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
40µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
62µg
69%
Calcium, Ca
131mg
13%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
36µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
18mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
78mg
11%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
260mg
17%
Water
105g
4%

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.