Happy Hour – Arizona Style

On Tuesday, when we were playing “tourist,” Verna found a bottle of Prickly Pear Syrup on the shelf of a gift shop. She whispered “Prickly Pear Margaritas!” “Count me in” I said. Well, this evening she got the blender out and being a retired bartender (among other vocations) cranked out these beautiful frozen Prickly Pear Margaritas.


The ingredients are four glugs of tequila gold, a cup of lemon-lime Margarita mix, four tablespoons of Prickly Pear Syrup and ice cubes to bring the level in the blender to a little over half. Pulverize the ice, apply lime juice to the rims of the Margarita glasses and dip in salt. Pour the contents of the blender into the glasses and enjoy.

I’m mostly a beer guy, so my limit is one of these every once in a great while. It was quite tasty, though. 🙂