Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

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Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
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
197
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.4g
0.7%
Sugar
16g
N/A
Protein
0.6g
1.2%
Carbs
24g
8%
Vitamin A
2µg
N/A
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Calcium
47mg
5%
Fiber
3g
10%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
0.6mg
3.3%
Magnesium
63mg
16%
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
1.9%
Phosphorus
22mg
3%
Polyunsaturated
0.2g
N/A
Potassium
182mg
5%
Sodium
18mg
1%
Sugars, added
7g
N/A
Zinc
0.1mg
1%

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