That’s right, cactus. The drink to your left (or in the webcam archive if you’re reading this post months from now) is a Cactus Margarita. Although I’m quite positive others have made it, I did “create” it myself earlier tonight after a week of planning to do it. Here goes:

Cup of Crushed Ice
2 shots White Tequila
1 shot Cointreau
1 shot Prickly Pear Cactus puree
1/2 shot fresh lime juice

Shake together, serve in a salt-rimmed glass. Who would have known the inside of a prickly pear cactus was red? The white tequila ensures that the colour of the cactus shines through, and of course, you hand someone a drink like this they’re expecting strawberry, not a kick-ace margarita. It’s REALLY nice, I hereby suggest everyone try it.

A question for y’all – because I now like this I want to try prickly pear cactus in other things – but, they’re seasonal. If I buy a bunch, puree them up, and then freeze them – is this good? Will they keep until next summer frozen?

I’m off to drink this thing in front of the telly and relax for the night with a DVD viewing of “Crossroads” starring Britney Spears. Normally I wouldn’t have told you this, it must be the cactus talking….

Cheers (literally)!

3 thoughts on “Cactus?!?

  1. you tease us with your margarita talk.

  2. you should talk! you’re minutes away from the best margaritas in the world and you’ve never even gone!

  3. Will you make me a cactus margarita the next time you have a party?? They sound AWESOME!!
    On a side note…what is wrong with you…all this Britney Spears talk…very bad Rick! And I can’t believe you actually stooped so low to spend what $5 to even rent her shitty movie! Urg!

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