There are certain flavors that I always find intriguing when I see on a menu. Prickly Pear is one of these. It always sounds so refreshing, and has a slight sweet taste without being overpowering. If I see some sort of Prickly Pear cocktail on the menu (especially if it is on happy hour), there is a good chance that I will try it.
Sparkling Prickly Pear Martini
This Prickly Pear Martini is SUPER easy to make. I mean, you can’t get much easier than two ingredients (other than ice and garnish). Yes. Only two!
This prickly pear cocktail would be perfect as a “signature cocktail” for a party or event. It is delicious, and also super easy to make. The recipe scales well in order to make multiple at a time so all your guests will be ready to kick the party off with a pretty in pink toast.
Generally I think of Prickly Pear as being a summer flavor; however, this cocktail could EASILY be enjoyed year round. I think it would be perfect for a bridal shower, Valentine’s Day celebration, or a birthday party. It is super light and refreshing so it won’t take away from any other food items during the party.
- 2 Ounces Prickly Pear Vodka
- 6 Ounces Champagne
- Pear slice for garnish
- Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled and combined.
- Pour into a martini glass and enjoy!
- Garnish with a slice of pear
Have you enjoyed prickly pear before? What is your favorite way to enjoy this flavor?