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Magenta Margarita

My newest cocktail obsession is magenta, magical, and a margarita! You’ll love the surprising flavor and stunning color. It’s a neon dream…

I admit, you’ll need one ingredient that’s a bit extraordinary. The prickly pear!

Note I’ve show a few colors here for contrast. When picking your cactus grown pear, choose the ones that are rich in a reddish-purple color and firm. To prepare, slice both ends and discard. Make a long cut lengthwise down the pear, then peel the skin from the fruit. To create a beautiful simple syrup, I have easy instructions here!

Once you’ve strained and cooled the delicious homemade prickly pear simple syrup, you’re ready to cocktail!

Prickly Pear Magenta Margarita
2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Fresh Lime
1/2 oz Prickly Pear Simple Syrup
Into your shaker add ice, tequila, Cointreau (notice I used a bit more in this recipe than in my normal margarita), fresh lime juice, and prickly pear simple syrup. Shake and pour over ice. It’s a yummy stunner, so #sipaway!

I’ll be heading to the lake this weekend and surprising my friends with magical Magenta Margaritas! What will you be doing…now that you have the perfect cocktail to share? (I suggest making a large batch because this margarita goes fast!)

Want more summer cocktail ideas? Check out my “5 Flashy Summer Cocktails” here! And don’t forget my Goodreads Giveaway ends at midnight this Friday, sign up here or grab it now on Amazon. Sydney Shag & THE SIRENS: Heavy on the Vodka and a Little Bit Dirty is the perfect summer read full of comedic observations, lovable insight, and embarrassing blunders you can only get through with your best friends ?

Splish Splash!

Keep your heels, head and standards high and your home a happy one.


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