Fritz's Sonoran Sunset (inspired by Sunset Magazine)

Fritz's Sonoran Sunset
I found the recipe for this deliciously refreshing summer cocktail in Sunset Magazine's Fast and Fresh 2010 edition. Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup and fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit give this drink its color and charm. The only trouble I had was locating Prickly Pear Syrup. You could use grenadine but if you can get your hands on this syrup, I highly recommend it. I ordered mine from Cheri's Desert Harvest.

Serves 1


1/2 cup fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 1 1/2 grapefruits)
1 1/2 Tablespoons tequila (I used Patron Silver)
1 Tablespoon prickly pear cactus syrup (I used Cheri's)

Mix grapefruit juice and tequila together and pour into glass filled with ice.  Drizzle prickly pear cactus syrup on top.

This was before I stirred the drink. Once stirred it became a darker pink and the sweetness of the syrup was more present.

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