It’s happy hour somewhere! This prickly pear cocktail is sooooo good and refreshing like a prickly pear cocktail should be. I mean it has me saying seriously where have I been my entire life? I’m guessing in this southern Georgia clay 🤷🏾♀️. I’m typically not one for vodkas (Whiskey and bourbon type of gal), but lately I’ve been dabbling into the flavored vodkas and I have to admit they are pretty good and versatile! But this beautiful crafted prickly pear cocktail is the perfect pick me up after a long day, or perfect for inviting friends over for a delicious refreshing drink! One thing I love about drinks I make at home is how easily you can edit the same ingredients to make it as sweet (or not) as you want!
Now for me, I LOVE LOVE LOVE sweet cocktails but I also love a nice cold, crisp, refreshing drink with a hint of sweetness in the background. I stumbled along this alcohol all by accident. I wanted to recreate one of the many cocktails that I had in Mexico using a different flavored vodka and then it magically appeared to me. Well, not magically, I have to be honest I’ve seen this vodka before and was interested but completely forgot about it. Now a year later here we are, a nicely handcrafted prickly pear goodness.
I must say this recipe really had me stumped. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had a real prickly pear, I remembered the soda and lemonade but never the strange delicious dessert fruit. So I went on a quest, in my kitchen of course to discover what might be the best taste. After not a few trail and errors I found it. The first was a little sweet, the second JUST RIGHT. I knew I didn’t want anything overly sweet for this cocktail seeing the vodka was pretty sweet so I opted for some sparking water. Lucky for me I just made a Costco trip so I have plenty to work with. It’s so easy and you can make into whatever works best for you! And as always remember these are just guidelines and not rules. Go off, have fun, drink, and be Merry!
Prickly Pear Cocktail:
1 shot of Prickly Pear Vodka
1/4 Lime sparking water
Mix it all together and for a refreshing twist garnish with basil or mint!