Desert Living Series: Desert Blush Lemonade
By L. Bremner of

frutpadPrickly pear syrup is a great condiment to have in your kitchen cupboard.  You can make Prickly Pear Margaritas, Desert Blush lemonade, Cactus Wine Coolers and Prickly Pear Tea.  There is even a recipe for Prickly Pear Salad Dressing and Prickly Pear Chicken.

If you want to try a few of the prickly pear recipes, I recommend the 24 oz bottle of prickly pear syrup.  That size will give you enough to experiment and taste your favorite recipes.  If you like it or if you are having a party buy a gallon of the syrup.   You can’t find prickly pear syrup in any store.  You can  find the syrup in specialty stores such as DesertUSA’s online store.  Click on the links to visit the storeto view more prickly pear recipes or to buy some prickly pear syrup.

In a previous post I gave you the recipe for a Prickly Pear Margarita, today I would like to share with you a recipe for prickly pear lemonade called Desert Blush.

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.

Shop now for prickly pear syrup in DesertUSA’s online store.

For more information on Prickly Pear Cactus click here.

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Lynn Bremner is the author of, a blog about desert road trips and tips. She started the blog after moving to Indio, CA where she now resides. Now a true desert dweller, Lynn has added in some of her own views on desert living. The heat does not keep her indoors in the summertime. She is out running, golfing or taking short day trips to some of the local points of interest. After years of traveling along the dusty, desert trails with her father, she has come to appreciate the beauty and solitude of the desert landscape. Her father’s passion for prospecting, desert lore and exploring the desert parks took their family to many interesting places, mostly in California, Nevada and Arizona. Lynn now writes about her desert road trips and intertwines a little bit of desert living into the mix.



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