This post has been sponsored by Thatcher’s Organic. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Squeezing in one final late summer cocktail before it’s technically fall. A must make Prickly Pear Royale cocktail! This unique version of the classic Kir Royale, features Prickly Pear Liqueur from Thatcher’s organic, a dash of fresh lime juice and brut champagne. It’s a tart, luscious and effervescent sparkling cocktail, checking all the boxes on your end of summer sip list! But that’s not all! The natural pink color highlights the desert fruit beautifully, resulting in a refreshing and gorgeous cocktail guaranteed to be enjoyed by all who try it!
PRICKLY PEAR ROYALE COCKTAIL
A tart and fruity rendition of the classic Kir Royale, made with just 3 ingredients! Prickly pear liqueur from Thatcher’s Organic, fresh lime and champagne! Add a dash of chili powder to enhance the flavor!
PRICKLY PEAR HANDCRAFTED LIQUEUR
When I first tasted Thatcher’s Organic prickly pear liqueur, I knew it would make an excellent version of the Kir Royale! As much as I love the blackcurrant classic, the prickly pear variety is easily a new favorite, with its sweet fruit flavor!
Thatcher’s prickly pear liqueur is derived from all natural and non-GMO ingredients. It’s colored with organic fruits and vegetables and packaged in a beautiful fully recyclable bottle as part of their recent re-brand.
The liqueur is flavorful and sweet pairing deliciously with martinis, margaritas and also champagne!
And the simple 3 ingredient prickly pear Royale cocktail showcases the liqueur perfectly!
WHERE TO BUY PRICKLY PEAR LIQUEUR
Be sure to visit Thatcher’s Organic for a list of all of their artisan spirits and where to find them!
PRICKLY PEAR TASTE
The prickly pear liqueur has a sweet berry and watermelon-like flavor from the prickly pear fruit. The fruit grows on the flat stemmed cacti, known as Opuntia. When harvested, the fruit is often used in jams, jellies, syrup and liqueur adding a rich and vibrant color and taste.
Since brut champagne has a low level of sweetness its a delicious and elegant pairing option for the sweet liqueur.
CLASSIC KIR ROYALE
A Kir Royale is a French aperitif simply mixed with Creme de Cassis and Champagne. (Check out a version of the Kir Royale I made here.) The aperitif can be adapted to incorporate any liqueur of choice and is often sipped earlier in the day or before a meal, to stimulate the appetite.
PRICKLY PEAR ROYALE COCKTAIL INGREDIENTS
Just a few ingredients is all you’ll need to make this prickly pear cocktail at home! In addition to the natural non-GMO ingredients, you’ll love that the drink is quick to make, even without prickly pear on hand. Since the desert fruit can often be hard to find, using Thatcher’s Organic liqueur is an easy way to incorporate the tasty flavor of cactus fruit into the cocktail:
- Thatcher’s Organic Prickly Pear Liqueur
- Limes and lime juice
- Brut Champagne
- A dash of chili powder (optional)
HOW TO MAKE A PRICKLY PEAR ROYALE COCKTAIL
Making this prickly pear cocktail at home takes just moments from start to finish! Pour the prickly pear liqueur into each flute glass or coupe, followed by the lime juice and then fill each glass with champagne. Allow the bubbles in the champagne to gently mix the cocktail and flavors together. Garnish with dried or fresh lime wheels and a dash of chili powder to enhance the flavors!
A tart and fruity rendition of the classic Kir Royale, made with just 3 ingredients! Prickly pear liqueur from Thatcher’s Organic, fresh lime and champagne! A dash of chili powder for an extra pop of flavor!
FOR THE PRICKLY PEAR ROYALE
2 limes – 1 juices and the other cut into wheels.
3 oz Thatcher’s Organic Prickly Pear Liqueur (1.5 ounces per flute or coupe) chilled.
Brut or Dry Champagne
A dash of chili powder (optional)
FOR THE PRICKLY PEAR ROYALE
- Pour 1.5 oz prickly pear liqueur into each glass.
- Top each glass with .5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice.
- Then fill each glass with brut or dry champagne, allowing the bubbles in the Champagne to gently mix the cocktail.
- Garnish with lime wheels and dash of chili to enhance the flavor!
- Serve immediately!
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If you have plans for an upcoming happy hour at home, then this prickly pear cocktail is perfect for your drink rotation! Its tart and fruitiness makes it a fitting drink for any season, not just summer or fall!
Be sure to check back soon for more delicious drink recipes with Thatcher’s Organic!
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