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October 7, 2013

Prickly Pear Cocktail

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Dear Monday,

Hey. Could I ask you a favor? Could you please be gentle? Is that too much to ask? Please let this day be full of wins and not battles.  If you do not pull through for me today, I DO have this bourbon & pear cocktail sweetened with honey to fall back on. Perhaps the effervescence of the ginger ale might life my spirits if you do not pull through?

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Since you almost always disappoint, I might just succumb to popcorn for dinner. Wait…that doesn’t sound half bad. Anyways…carry on Monday, carry on…

Yours Begrudgingly,

Tracy Shutterbean

Let’s get started! First of all, this cocktail doesn’t require prickly pear.

I believe the recipe is called a prickly pear because the lime & ginger ale mixed with the pear & bourbon make it feel that way.

Prickly! Bubbly! Good! BOURBON.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

We muddle the pear with honey & lime juice. We’re making a thick juicy syrup!

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

All good things start with bourbon.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Bourbon goes into the mixture.  Add ice on top.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Put the lid on your cocktail shaker. Shake your groove thing.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Pour the drink into two glasses.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Top with ginger ale! Garnish with a pear slice.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

DRINK UP.

Prickly Pear Cocktail // shutterbean

Let’s hope this Monday lives up to its expectations. And cheers for good surprises!

Prickly Pear Cocktail

makes 2 drinks

recipe adapted slightly from Rachael Ray Magazine

  • 1 pear, peeled & chopped, plus slices for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 3 oz. bourbon
  • ice cubes
  • 6 oz. ginger ale, chilled

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pear, honey and lime juice. Add the bourbon, fill with ice and shake. Strain into 2 glasses. Top with ginger ale and garnish with pear slice.

 

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