Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
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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.”
  • 4 prickly pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 1/2 cup crushed ice
  • 3 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounce frozen limeade
  • 6 ounce silver tequila
  • 4 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 3 tablespoon simple syrup
  • star fruit slices or lime wedges and coarse salt for garnish
  1. 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.
  2. 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.