Prickly Tequila Flip



Special Equipment:

Fine mesh strainer



Good For:

Alongside enchiladas, or an Antonio Banderas film


Prickly Tequila Flip

This one was a fun one to create! You see, Evan (Suzanne’s main squeeze, if you’re new around here) is from Arizona so tequila is kind of in his blood. Both he and his sister have considered it their favorite spirit as long as they can remember. And, oh, hey now…Prickly Pear Cactus is awfully prevalent in Arizona as well! And this particular Prickly Pear Liqueur was a super special gift brought back by friends from Mexico. So the two seemed like a match made in heaven when we had a tequila sampler in our latest Shots Box monthly subscription. But Pumpkin bitters? Yeah, trust us. This is a ridiculously fun, refreshing drink perfect for pretty much any time of year.

Let’s Get Shakin’


1 Shots Box mini bottle (50ml) of Suerte Tequila

1 oz Prickly Pear Liqueur (we were lucky to have good friends bring us teotihuacano licor de xoconostle from Mexico)

4 drops  Workhorse Rye Pumpkin Bitters

½ oz lemon juice

1 egg white

Wedge of lemon


Add egg white, lemon juice, prickly pear liqueur and tequila to a cocktail shaker. Put on lid and dry shake vigorously for about 1 minute (yay arm workout!). Open shaker, add ice, and shake again for 30 seconds.

Double strain into a glass using the built in cocktail shaker strainer and then pouring that through another more fine mesh strainer. This is important to get all the ice shards out and keep the froth fluffy. 

Dash on the pumpkin bitters, garnish with lemon and enjoy.

…but am I going to like it?

Getting to know your palate, what you like, and what you don’t like is a critical part of being a great craft tippler AND key to becoming a great home bartender as well!

So before you break out that barware and buy the key ingredients, here’s a little guidance on what to expect from this cocktail so you can start to hone in on exactly what elements of cocktails you enjoy and which you’d prefer to minimize.  This helps you order new cocktails you love when you’re out on the town better as well! 

  • Sweet 55% 55%
  • Sour 55% 55%
  • Spiritous 45% 45%
  • Refreshing 35% 35%
  • Complex/Funky/Unique 45% 45%

Let me know what you discover, or if you would have rated it differently in the comments below…

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