Kelly the Culinarian: Tasty Tucson Tours: Prickly pear lemonade

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Tasty Tucson Tours: Prickly pear lemonade

I don't have the recipe for this concoction, but I wanted to share this prickly pear lemonade I got at the Tohono Chul Park in Tucson. In case you're back in the Midwest, prickly pear is the fruit part of the cactus that can be harvested for a variety of dishes and desserts.

The lemonade itself tasted normal, except much sweeter. There was also very little tartness or sour aftertaste. It was also an odd, glowing pink color as well. I don't know how much prickly pear syrup is actually in the beverage, but it was really good lemonade. I highly recommend it, no matter how authentic they are.

12 comments:

Retno Prihadana said...

Wow..Pinky Lemonade! I haven´t taste this one. That looks nice and inviting.

savvy savorer said...

looks yummy, have you ever tried freckled lemonade? Lemonade with strawberries.

Jackson said...

wow... pink ! pink ! pink! Must b good!

Sylvia said...

I never tasted prickly pear.But sounds a exotic taste for me

Asha said...

BEAUTIFUL color!!!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Wow, I didn't think the cactus was edible! What a pretty drink!

Wokking Mum said...

Ooo! I love the colour!! A pretty drink!

Dr ve Thru said...

Not heard of this cordial. Must be a very American drink.

Have you heard of elderflower cordial? :)

Isha said...

wow so refreshing...

Barbara said...

I love that pink.

TBC said...

That's such a pretty pink lemonade.I had no idea that any part of cactus was edible!

Maci said...

Ok, I just got back from St. Maarten and they had this drink at a bar, and I tried it and I'm looking for the recipe!! I googled it and this came up...let me know if you find something