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Show Your State Pride By Mixing This Texas Prickly Pear Margarita

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Did you know…?

The Prickly Pear Cactus was designated the official plant symbol of Texas in 1995.

The fruit of most prickly pear cacti are edible.

The wild weather in Texas has cleared (at least for a while), and it’s time to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and warmth of the Texas outdoors. While sitting by the pool you may want to enjoy a Prickly Pear Margarita, this is no ordinary margarita, it’s a Texas margarita!

Prickly Pear Margarita

prickly pear margarita

INGREDIENTS:

3 ounces tequila blanco

½ ounce Cointreau (or any other brand of triple sec)

1 ½ ounce lime juice

2 ounces Prickly Pear Syrup

Kosher salt

Kumquats and or peeled lime for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS:

On the Rocks

Combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and pear syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake well.  Wet rim of cocktail glass and dip into salt.  Pour margarita into cocktail glass with ice.  Garnish with Kumquats and or peeled lime for garnish.

Frozen

Combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and pear syrup with ice. Mix in blender on high speed. Wet rim of cocktail glass and dip into salt. Pour margarita cocktail into glass. Garnish with Kumquats and or peeled lime for garnish.

Yield: 1 margarita

Recipe from www.foodnetwork.com, courtesy of Emeril Lagasse