Slurp. Lick. Umm. Sip.
First, you taste the salted rim, which requires to be followed with a sip.
Next, you taste lime, then ice.
Somewhere in between, if your margarita is mixed just right, you’ll taste tequila yet it yields to the pear in the margarita.
The true flavor of pear margaritas reveals itself sip after sip.
In one sip, it might be a bit thicker from the pear puree, but in the next a bit thinner.
Are perfectly imperfect pear margaritas slushie or more on the rocks?
Pear margaritas are cool, and yet not too cold.
Drinkable, or sippable?
Salt or Cinnamon?
How you drink your pear margaritas?
I believe Margaritas are the universal cocktail the one that falls between a beer and a wine.
Whether it’s Cinco de Mayo, a backyard party, a birthday party, or some holiday, Perfectly Imperfect Pear Margaritas are fabulous to sip!
Perfectly Imperfect Pear Margaritas
Margaritas are just so tasty.
I can’t think of a Cinco de Mayo party that I’ve thrown that hasn’t had a margarita.
There’s nothing like these spectacular Pear Margaritas that I’ve ever sipped on.
Why did I choose Pear Margaritas as my feature drink for parties?
Because a pear is refreshing and a fruit that is around all year, and pretty much available all over the USA!
Why These are Perfectly Imperfect Pear Margaritas
When I read recipes that require a special pear, I roll my eyes.
I mean, if I were in Sicily with my Zio Carlos, sitting on his back patio, I could munch on prickly pears.
But, the reality of life is that I am in the USA, in Pittsburgh, and acquiring a Cactus pear is a feat fit for a magician.
(I mean short of a trip the strip district in town!)
We don’t have them here most of the time and when they are here you need to know where to get them!
So, no ‘prickly pears’ also known as ‘cactus pears’ in this recipe!
Instead, I am about to show you how to make spectacular pear margaritas with a readily available pear.
In fact, the pear is one you are all familiar with.
You can use Bartlett pears for this incredibly easy and yummy pear margarita recipe!
Therefore, they are perfectly imperfect because I am using pears other than cactus.
Let’s call these a Perfectly Imperfect hybrid of red cactus pear margaritas?
Rimming It ~ Salty?
Rimming is the step that either makes or breaks the first taste of a margarita.
Since pears are so versatile, you can do a lot with the rim.
First, will you water and salt your rim?
Make sure to get a good dish that fits the mouth of your margarita glass so your glass rim gets dipped.
Then follow that water with salt.
Of course, you can salt the rim using lime or lemon juice or even honey than salt.
Rimming It With Honey?
Consider honey for the rim then sugar or salt.
Maybe a combination of sugar and salt?
Or perhaps a rim kissed with honey, then cinnamon and sugar?
One More Rimming Option ~ Salt-free
While I can’t imagine a Pear margarita or any margarita without salt, you can choose this option too.
Salt-free is a great option for those watching their sodium intake!
So, don’t count yourself out of a pear margarita if you can’t do the salted rim, just change it.
Use a honey and sugar rim or go salt-free.
Trust me, what’s inside the glass is indulgent anyway!
Pear Margaritas On the Rocks?
When I saw pears in my fruit bowl, I felt bad they were so soft.
Then, I looked in our bar and saw tequila and other items to concoct a perfectly imperfect Pear Margarita!
How many recipes did I read that added so many alcoholic ingredients I don’t even think the PEAR taste of the prickly pear could be left?
100’s is the answer!
So as you all know, to me, simple is best.
The way to REALLY taste what is in your glass is to keep the ingredients pared down and the flavor of the star attraction cranked up!
Therefore that is precisely what this recipe delivers, pureed Bartlett pear flavor and a margarita that will turn your taste buds on to pear and lime!
- A Lime - Juiced (1/4C) + 1 Teaspoons Zest Lime
- 1 Tsp Agave
- 1/4 C Ice (optional you can crush it in or keep it for On The Rocks)
- A shot glass of Tequila (1.5 oz)
- 1.5 Oz (shot glass) of Triple Sec
- A Pear skinned and pureed.
- Glass Rimming Options
- Rimming Salt
- Cinnamon/Sugar (1/8 Tsp of each combined)
Using a blender, puree pear.
Drop in the lime zest once pureed.
Next, add in agave.
Then if adding ice (for a more 'slush-like' margarita) add it in here.
However, if you are doing an 'On the Rocks' margarita don't add ice in, add it to your glass!
Add in both the tequila and the Triple Sec.
Rim a margarita glass with salt or cinnamon, honey & sugar (your choice)
Add ice for On the Rocks (if you have no already added ice.)
Don't drink and drive.
Pregnant women should not consume alcohol.
Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol.
Friends don't let friends drive drunk.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1083Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 249gFiber: 24gSugar: 207gProtein: 2g
nutritional content will not be accurate