Monday, June 15, 2015

Summertime Is Here Again - Prickly Pear Beer Slushie

Summer creeps up on you in Texas--at least, when you're a Northerner who still can't wrap her head around the fact that there's no snow as the dividing point between COLD and HOT. The winter is so mild, that the temperatures inch upwards and then before you know it, BAM. You're hitting the pool with a cold beverage and trying not to sweat your life away.

Now that Shiner's Ruby Redbird--my favorite beer, hands-down--is year-round, Shiner had to come up with a suitable summer offering. And their Prickly Pear is not to be missed! Light, fruity, but only slightly sweet, it's a great summer sipping beer.

Nope, this is not a sponsored post. I just really love Shiner Prickly Pear and thought it'd lend itself well to a slush!

This is the first recipe I've made with my new Ninja Blender, which I got as a sort-of birthday gift for my fiancé since his new obsession is protein shakes and our immersion blender just wasn't cutting it. and I think it was a great christening for this amazing machine!

Prickly Pear Slush
  • 2 bottles Shiner Prickly Pear
  • 1/2 cup Prickly Pear soda -- I used Central Market's version, but if you can't find this any light, cirtusy soda will do
  • 1/8 cup triple sec
  • 1/8 cup lemon vodka
  • Enough ice to fill your blender 2/3 full

-Scoop ice into your blender, enough to fill it about 2/3 full. Pour in the rest of the ingredients, and blend on high power until pulverized. If you can, do not have the top on tightly, and allow a little air to come out so the pressure doesn't build up and explode.

-Pour into glasses and garnish with a lime. Extra points if you have cute boot glasses or faux solo cups!


  1. That little boot glass is adorable! This sounds super refreshing and perfect for summer... love the addition of lemon vodka.

  2. I love Shiner and didn't realize they had a new flavor. I must try it.

  3. I love this!! Especially the adorable boot glass. :)

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

  4. I'll take 2 please. Funny story, our journalism teacher would make prickly pear everything in high school...including margaritas. She let us try some virgin ones and dang they were tasty!! Would love it if you would come share at my link party over at Caleigh's Kitchen! These sound so good!

  5. What an interesting combination! Love how unique this is!

  6. Prickly Pear Shiner?? That's awesome! This drink sounds so delicious :)