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Prickley Pear: Mezcal Cocktail Recipe


This cocktail makes the most of peak ingredients right now- citrus, the limes are incredible, and pears.

I love a good crisp pear, but I can only eat our CSA supply so fast. When the going gets soft (which I can't eat), we toss them into the blender with a bit of water and whir up some pear puree. Now, from here, you can use them to what ever end you desire. Think some bourbon and lemon on a chilly night. Maybe a bellini for weekend brunch. Or add in some mezcal and lime, as we did, and enjoy.


The Prickley Pear

Makes 2



2 parts mezcal

1/2 part honey simple syrup

2 parts pear puree

1/2 part orange liquer (triple sec/Grand Marnier, etc)

2 limes



Juice limes into a shaker with the remaining ingredients. Shake. A lot. Pour into two glasses and serve over ice with a wedge of lime.

*Can be made by the pitcher too for game days. I recommend this.


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