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….