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7 Ways To Use Prickly Pear Syrup

Discover 7 creative ways to use Prickly Pear Syrup in cocktails and drinks, from refreshing tonics to exotic margaritas and daiquiris.

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Prickly Pear syrup, with its distinctive sweet-tart flavor and brilliant hue, offers a creative twist to cocktails and beverages. Here are seven exciting ways to incorporate it into your drink repertoire:

1. Desert Tonic: Elevate the classic tonic with a splash of this syrup, creating a visually stunning and taste-bud-tingling refreshment.

1½ oz Gin  
½ oz Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear Syrup 
4 oz Fever Tree Lemon Tonic Water 
Add the gin and syrup to a tall glass and swizzle while adding the tonic. Fill with ice. 

2. Prickly Paloma: A twist on the traditional Paloma, this version introduces a sweet and fruity complexity that’s utterly refreshing.

1 1/2 oz Blanco Tequila
1/2 oz Lime
1/4 oz Grapefruit Juice (ruby red)
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear Syrup
4 oz Grapefruit Soda
pinch of Salt
Shake with ice and strain into collins glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime grapefruit slice.

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3. Cantina Band: This imaginative mocktail combines a tequila alternative and juices with Prickly Pear and Blood Orange syrups. 

2 oz Lyres Agave or Tequila Alternative
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Blood Orange 
½ oz Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear 
¾ oz Pear Juice 
½ oz Grapefruit Juice 
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake hard and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

4. I’ll Have a Pink One: A statement drink that’s as pleasing to the eyes as it is to the palate, perfect for those who love a bit of flair.

2 oz Vodka
¾ oz Lime
¾ oz Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear
pinch Salt
Shake with ice, and strain up in a coupe.  Garnish with a flower.

5. Daiquiri: Reimagining this classic, the syrup adds a unique flavor profile that’s both exotic and familiar.

2 oz Silver Rum
¾ oz Lime
¾ oz Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear 
pinch Salt
Shake with ice and strain up.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

6. Margarita: This version adds a new layer of depth to the beloved Margarita, making it a must-try for enthusiasts.

2 oz Tequila
1 oz  Liquid Alchemist Prickly Pear
1 oz  Lime
pinch Salt
Shake with ice and dump on the rocks or serve up.  Garnish with a lime wheel.

7. Prickly Pear & Soda Water: For a non-alcoholic option, mixing the syrup with soda water creates a refreshing and visually appealing drink suitable for any occasion.

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