Frozen Prickly Pear Margaritas – fresh prickly pears, lime juice, and tequila! Is there anything better than a gorgeous bright pink margarita?!
I’m having a thing with the Korean market right now.
I mean, I’ve always enjoyed the Korean market buuuut I’ve definitely been there 3 times this week.
And each time I make my kids wander around because I’m not actually looking for anything and then I get super excited and shout, “LOOK AT THAT [insert obscure vegetable]”. Then I make them look at all the fish and other dead creatures and finally I try to convince them to try super spicy noodles.
Three times this week, guys.
I’m honestly shocked they haven’t refused to go with me yet.
But yeah, each time I’ve gone this week I’ve come home with a bag of prickly pears.
I’m in love with prickly pears. In loooove with them.
I’ve never been more obsessed with anything in my life. They are the brightest purpley pink color and I can’t get over it. The photos I took don’t do the margaritas justice.
One of my favorite hikes has prickly pear plants all over the trail and it takes every bit of self-control I have to not stick some in my backpack while I’m out there. I’m not sure obsessed covers my feelings about prickly pears.
How to Make Frozen Prickly Pear Margaritas
I don’t love a frozen margarita but the first time I ever had a prickly pear margarita was a frozen one down at Matt’s El Rancho in Austin with a bunch of friends so now I have a soft spot for frozen prickly pear margaritas.
And also they’re just really pretty.
So yeah, I used my standard frozen lime margarita recipe and just added some pureed prickly pears.
Just throw the peeled prickly pears into a blender and then strain with a fine mesh strainer to get rid of all the seeds anything chunky. You want a smooth, beautiful puree.
From there, you just mix the prickly pear puree wiht fresh lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur. Add simple syrup to taste or my favorite trick for a lower calorie margarita is a small squeeze of Splenda Zero instead of simple syrup. Blend it all up and that is it.
Salt the glass if you want – for some reason I’m not into salt on a frozen margarita which is weird because you guys know I usually coat the entire glass in salt when it comes to margaritas.
Anyway. Just make these before summer ends. And send me photos of them.
More Frozen Margarita Recipes
- Cantaloupe Coconut Margaritas
- Frozen Raspberry Margaritas
- Layered Frozen Mango Raspberry Margaritas
- Blue Margaritas
- Watermelon Mint Margaritas
- Tequila Sunrise Margaritas
- Peach Margaritas
- Blackberry Margaritas
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- ¼ cup pureed and strained prickly pears, about 3 medium-sized pears
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 ounces silver tequila
- 1 teaspoon triple sec
- 1 - 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until it reaches desired consistency.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 657Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 121gFiber: 22gSugar: 73gProtein: 3g