A refreshing mojito with prickly pear syrup for a pretty bright pink cocktail.
Prickly pear syrup puts a bright pink twist on a classic mojito. This drink is perfect for bridal showers, girls night, or sipping drinks by the pool.
What is Prickly Pear?
Prickly Pear is a fruit that grows on top of the cactus paddle. The flesh is a bright pink color and has similar notes to a strawberry.
While the fruit itself can be intimidating to peel, luckily there's an easier way to enjoy it in a cocktail form. I'm using the Prickly Pear Sour mixer from Iconic Cocktail.
How to Make a Prickly Pear Mojito
Start by muddling some fresh mint in a glass to release its aroma. Using fresh herbs adds a nice floral note to cocktails.
Try my recipe for Thai Basil and Cucumber cocktail.
Here are the measurements for a Prickly Pear Mojito:
- 2 ounce White Rum
- 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 ounce Prickly Pear Cocktail Mixer
- .5 ounce Simple Syrup or Agave
- Sparkling Water or Club Soda
When choosing a cocktail mixer, I look for one without artificial coloring or flavors. You want the real deal!
After adding all the cocktail ingredients to a glass, give it a stir, fill the glass with ice, and top with sparkling water.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Technically, it won't be a mojito without rum, but I've tried this cocktail with both vodka and tequila. Any of these spirit variations will work!
Yes! Use the sliding scale in the recipe card to determine the amounts needed based on your servings.
Mix everything except for the ice and sparkling water in a pitcher. To serve fill glasses with ice, and pour the mixed cocktail till it reaches half of the glass. Top each glass with sparkling water.
This drink makes a pretty mocktail as well, just omit the alcohol.
I know I'll be enjoying this drink all Summer long! Check out these other cocktail Recipes:
Prickly Pear Mojito Recipe
- Place mint in a cocktail glass. Use a spoon or muddler to muddle the mint and release it's aroma.
- Add Rum, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, and Prickly Pear Syrup to the glass. Give it a stir, fill the glass with ice, and top with sparkling water.
Nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and depends on ingredients and amounts used. Thai Caliente makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.