Prickly Pear Margarita: The Cactus Margarita
A Prickly Pear Margarita is made by mixing together 1½ cup of tequila, 1 cup of triple sec, 1 cup of lime juice, ½ cup of simple prickly pear syrup (or agave nectar). And you can also add 1 cup of crushed ice in the mix. Pour all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour into glasses and garnish with lime wedges or sugar rimmed glasses (if desired). Enjoy!
A Prickly Pear Margarita Mix is a cocktail made with tequila, prickly pear juice or syrup, triple sec and lime juice. It’s commonly served in a salt-rimmed glass, but can also be served on the rocks or frozen. It’s sweet, sour, and slightly bitter—the perfect blend of flavors to complement your favorite tacos and margarita night!
The prickly pear fruit is native to Mexico, where it was used by Native Americans for centuries before Europeans arrived. Today, prickly pear fruit is used in many Mexican dishes and drinks, including the Prickly Pear Margarita recipe. The tart flavor of this cocktail makes it perfect for those who love sweet drinks but want to cut back on their sugar intake.
This is a cactus fruit that grows in Mexico. It has lots of nutrients like vitamins A, B6, C, E and K; calcium; iron; magnesium; phosphorus; potassium; zinc; copper and manganese. And it has antioxidants! So not only are they delicious and fun to drink, they’re also good for you! The best part is that they’re easy to grow at home, if you have the right soil conditions (which most of us do). Drink up!
Ingredients of the Prickly Pear Margarita Cocktail
How to Make a Prickly Pear Tequila cocktail
Tips to Make a Great Prickly Pear Cocktail
Try the Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita Version
You can make a frozen Prickly Pear Margarita version of this cocktail.
It’s pretty simple: just blend the ingredients together in a blender and pour it into an ice-filled glass. I think it’s best to use a margarita glass for this, but you can also pour it into a martini or even a wine glass.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup prickly pear puree (you can buy this online or at some specialty markets)
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup triple sec (I like Cointreau Triple Sec)
The most amazing thing about this cocktail is that you can make it any time of year. It’s a margarita, so it’s packed with summery flavors, but you don’t need to wait for the weather to change to enjoy it.
If you want to try another fruity recipe, we recommend our Blood Orange Margarita mix. You’ll enjoy it.
A High-Quality Tequila to Enjoy your Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe
When you’re looking for a high-quality tequila to make your next Prickly Pear Tequila cocktail, look no further than Olmeca Altos.
If you want to enjoy this cocktail in style, we recommend choosing Olmeca Altos Tequila Blanco. This premium tequila is 100% blue agave and has been made by hand since 1870 in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s a rich, smooth spirit with notes of grassy herbs and vanilla bean that are perfect for an easy-drinking margarita cocktail like this one!
We hope you enjoy making this drink as much as we do!