Prickly pear frozen margarita

This beautiful pink fruit is a wonderful addition to a classic margarita! Fom Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack's cookbook, Muy Bueno.
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4 prickly pears, peeled and sliced
¼ cup water
3½ cups crushed ice
3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
3 ounces frozen limeade
6 ounces Silver Tequila
4½ ounces Triple Sec
3 tablespoons simple syrup
Star fruit slices or lime wedges and coarse salt for garnish


1. In a blender, blend prickly pears with water to make a puree. Strain into a bowl and discard seeds.
2. Place crushed ice in a blender. Add prickly pear puree, lime juice, limeade, tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup; cover and pulse ingredients.
3. Garnish the edges of 6 margarita glasses with coarse salt. Pour pear mixture into the glasses; add a star fruit slice or a lime wedge to each glass for a garnish and serve immediately.