Monday, May 4, 2009

A late evening Cactus Monday Drink!

On Cactus Monday:
How to Make A Prickly Pear Martini

You may have heard of the Prickly Pear Margarita. Well, here's an excellent Martini cocktail made from the prickly pear cactus fruit.

The redish-purple prickly pear fruit is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C and is said to reduce many hang-over symptoms.

Things You'll Need:

Cocktail shaker
Cocktail ice
Limoncello liqueur
Prickly Pear Syrup
Dry vermouth
Fresh Lemon
Rim sugar
Step 1: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add: 3/4oz Grey Goose® La Poire Vodka, 3/4oz Limoncello liqueur, 1/2oz Pêra™ Prickly Pear Syrup, 1/2oz Dry vermouth & 1/2oz 7-Up®.

Step 2: Shake vigorously & strain into sugar rimmed martini glass. Note: If you don't have a glass rimming kit, simply slide a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass, then dip into a plate filled with white or colored sugar.

Step 3: Finally, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Typically, a quarter or half lemon will be sufficient. Enjoy!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Anything with Grey Goose Vodka in it is good. I wouldn't be able to find cactus juice around here. Gosh I'm thirsty.

marianne said...

What a good idea!
Sorry I am too late to cheer with you on CM........
Can I come tonight instead?

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOOH! YUM! How late are you serving...I'll be right over! :)

Ashraf shreif said...

Thank Julie for juice-making steps.
I will be try ,but not use the vermouth and vodka.
Have nice day

Julie said...

I am going to check out my liquor store for the cactus juice!

Serena said...

I don't think we would be able to get Prickly Pear Syrup here...bummer! :(

Judi said...

That sounds yummy even this early in the morning. I'll have to give that a try some time...
have a lovely day

Diane C. said...

A creative use for Prickly Pear syrup. I love the magenta color of the fruit, perfect for a festive drink!

Dee said...

Sounds Yummy! Maybe thats what those birds have been doing with all the fruit they've been swiping!

Teri C said...

Oh it sounds GREAT!! I am bookmarked this!


Bobbie Lynn said...

Oh, I never heard of that drink but it sound refreshing to me. The fruit are so pretty.

Flying Colors said...

Interesting recipe and nice layout!

I don't drink but I might try to concoct an alcohol free version... I love exotid stuff and this is one!

Thanks! HCM and have a wonderful week :-)

yoon see said...

Wow! Splendid and a great recipe:)
I am dreaming for one:)
Happy belated cactus monday!

soulbrush said...

i thought you were joking, now i've heard it all!

Anonymous said...

Would you like to borrow some limoncello? I must try this one out on the company....