Prickly Pear

Maduro • Madison, WI

Bartender Brook Chisholm named this cocktail after the cacti that often grow near agave, the plant used to make tequila. According to owner Brian Haltinner, "We have six types of bitters, but good old Angostura gives the best prickle."

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  • Servings: makes 1 drink

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  • Ice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce pear liqueur, such as Mathilde
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 prickly pear or pear slice
  • 2 lime wheels

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the prickly pear and lime wheels; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled highball glass; garnish with the prickly pear and lime wheels.

Photo © Tina Rupp Published November 2007

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