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Cactus Margaritas™, Cactus Daiquiris™ and Cactus Sour™ Mixes are actually made from the Prickly Pear Cactus. This is the only margarita made from genuine cactus juice. These mixers differ from all the others because the main ingredient is cactus juice from the fruit of the wicked prickly pear cactus (called tunas in Spanish). One taste will give you a new slant on enjoying prickly pear cactus.
Cactus Sour™ Mix
The whiskey sour evolved from the practice of combining citrus and spirits to prevent scurvy among sailors in the British Navy in the 1700s. At its most simple, the modern whiskey sour is simply whiskey, lemon or lime juice (or a combination of the two) and sugar. Cactus Sour Mix™ adds a little sweet prickly pear and a little sour cranberry flavor for a Southwest twist to the classic.
Celebrate National Whiskey Sour day on August 25th.
Cactus Sour™ Ingredients:
Prickly pear cactus juice, cane sugar, cranberry juice and potassium sorbate (preservative)
The prickly pear cactus grows in the Southwest and Mexico along the side of the roads and is planted in decorative native plant gardens. The prickly pear fruit normally ripens and is ready for harvest during the late summer and early fall months. The flavor of prickly pears has been compared to kiwi, but not as acidic.