Prickly Pear Cocktail


Cactus fruits are also known as prickly pears. Make a fruity prickly pear cocktail in less than 15 minutes.

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Prickly pear cocktail
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-11-04, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 15 minutes.

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Updated at: 19-08-2022

15 minutes 4 people Beverages
Prickly pear cocktail


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  • 6 prickly pears
  • about 100 ml vodka
  • sparkling water

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  • blender
  • fine sieve
  • champagne glasses

Prickly Pear Cocktail

15 minutes 4 people Beverages

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

It's already in the name, but it's true, prickly pears, also known as cactus figs or cactus fruit, are cactus-like so you have to be careful when you handle them. Otherwise, this fruit will 'prick' you in your hands and that's gonna itch!

Use a glove for peeling the prickly pears. Cut off the edges on both sides and then make one cut lengthwise. Now you can easily peel the cactus fig. Use a blender to create prickly pear juice.  

Strain the juice, that's necessary because this fruit contains a lot of hard pits.  

Prickly pear cocktail
Prickly pear cocktail

Making a prickly pear cocktail -- 5 minutes

Pour the juice into the glasses, about a thick bottom per glass. Then pour the vodka into the glasses, about the same as the juice. Then finish it off by gently pouring in the sparkling water. That's it, enjoy!

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