Prickly Pear Cactus Juice (for cocktails) Recipe

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.

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