By Quinn Stephenson · Photo by Lois Ellen Frank

Beat our southwestern heat this summer with this colorful cocktail. Take the easy route and purchase some Perfect Purée Prickly Pear flavor, or raid your own cactus and make it from scratch—but be sure to protect those hands!

Lime sweet and sour

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Patrón Citrónge or other orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup

Mix 2 parts fresh lime juice with 1 part orange liqueur and 1 part simple syrup.

Cactus Heart

Pour the blue curaçao in a tall Collins glass. In a shaker pour the remaining ingredients and add ice. Shake briefly and pour into the Collins glass. Garnish with an edible flower.

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