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« on: June 16, 2015 05:16:49 AM »

An infused liqueur made with Prickly Pear Cactus fruits from my yard.  Smiley

10 whole cactus fruits
1 pint vodka
zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water

Singe the spines off the fruits, cut them up and run them through a food mill to smash them but not break the seeds.  Any other smashing or chopping process would probably work.  Put in a wide-mouthed jar with the vodka and lemon zest and steep in the dark for 10 days.  I experienced a time anomaly and only steeped mine about 5 days.  Oh well!   Shake the jar vigorously and then strain the pulp from the vodka.  Discard pulp.  Boil the sugar and water until thick syrup forms, let cool.  Add to vodka, and put back in the dark for 20 days.  Strain again, and decant into a booze bottle.





Prickly Limeade

2 limes, juiced
8 oz water or soda
2-4 oz Prickly Pear Liqueur (to taste; more liqueur makes a sweeter drink)

Over ice in chilled wineglasses, serves 2.  For more booziness, add Vodka.


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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015 07:56:21 AM »

I'll be right over.  Grin
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I wish!   Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015 06:38:59 PM »

Sounds so delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015 07:43:21 PM »

What great fun! I wonder if I can do something similar with pine cones from my yard. They are super prickly.  Tongue
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