Prickly Pear Cactus Drink Recipes
Margaritas - Wine Coolers - Lemonade - Tea
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DesertUSA has received so many requests for Prickly Pear recipes and ingredients that we have decided to stock our store with Prickly Pear Syrup, nectar and related products. Below are a few of our Prickly Pear Drink Recipes that use Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup or Nectar. For more information or to buy Prickly Pear Products click here.
Prickly Pear Margaritas (serves 4)
6 oz. Tequila
4 oz. Triple Sec
4 oz. Lime Juice
2 oz. Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup
1 oz. Orange Juice
Directions: Mix ingredients and pour over ice into 4 glasses.
Cactus Wine Coolers (Makes 1 - 8oz glass)
1 Scoop of ice
1 Tablespoon of Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup
1/2 glass Chablis wine
1/2 Glass 7-up
Directions: Fill glass with the ingredients and stir well.
Desert Blush Lemonade(Makes 1/2 Gallon)
16 oz. Lemon Juice
3/4 Cup sugar
1/4 Cup Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup
48 oz. Water
Directions: Pour over ice or blend in a blender.
Prickly Pear Tea
Fill 8 oz. glass or one cup with tea (hot or cold)
Add 1 Teaspoon of Prickly Pear Cactus Nectar and stir well
Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup
For margarita and other drinks.
Prickly Pear Nectar makes
Prickly Pear Tea and more.
There has been medical interest in the Prickly Pear plant. Some studies have shown that the pectin contained in the Prickly Pear pulp lowers levels of "bad" cholesterol while leaving "good" cholesterol levels unchanged. Another study found that the fibrous pectin in the fruit may lowers diabetics' need for insulin. There are on going studies and at this point there are no proven results on humans. You can make your own study and see if works for you, which is the only test that really counts. More...
Note: In California, it is illegal to collect or pick fruit within 100 yards of a road or highway. It is also illegal to collect fruit that is growing on private property or property designated as a protected area, including a state or national park. Source of recipes Desert Magazine.
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