Key Lime Cactus Soda
Turn prickly pear cactus into a drink with a refreshing zing.
- 2 1/2 cups cane sugar
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 Tbs fresh key lime zest
- Juice of10 key limes
- 2 cups prickly pear cactus, thorns removed and diced
- Pinch of salt
- Soda water
- In a large nonreactive saucepan combine sugar, lemon juice, key lime juice and zest, cactus, salt, and 1 ˝ cups of water.
- Bring liquid to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved and liquid thickens.
- Remove from heat and let steep 1 hour.
- Strain and discard cactus. Store syrup in a sealed bottle in the fridge. It can last up to two weeks.
- To make soda, pour 1 ˝ tablespoons of syrup over ice and mix with fresh seltzer water. Enjoy!
Calories from Fat 1 (2%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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