If you buy this stuff in a store, it’s ungodly expensive. We have a really big prickly pear cactus in our yard. We picked some of the fruit and processed it, boiled it and strained it multiple times in cheese cloth. Result was 6 cups of juice. Here’s what we did to make it something usable in a Martini or Margarita. We’ll be doing more picking this weekend.
Prickly Pear Cactus Juice
6 Cups Prickly Pear Juice
2.5 Cups of white sugar
3 T Lemon Juice
Bring to a simmer and can in a hot water bath. We used 1/2 pint jars.
Adjust the sugar to your personal taste. This should be a good starting point.