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Prickly Pear Margarita

Updated: May 14, 2021

Do yourself a favor and make these prickly pear margaritas! Not only are they beautiful, the subtle smell and flavor is a fun addition to any traditional marg.

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If you ask me, tequila goes with everything, and for me, that most of the time means margaritas -- and this time of year in the Texas hill country, that also means prickly pears! Prickly pears are the vibrant pink fruit on cactus that are everywhere in the Texas hill country in the fall. Read my blog on how to harvest prickly pears and process them for their juice.

Prickly pear juice makes these margaritas a gorgeous vibrant colored pink and adds a subtle taste that's neither bitter or sweet. It smells just like watermelon to me. Because the flavor are pretty delicate, I do not normally salt or sugar the rim, but if that floats your boat -- go for it!



Yields: 2 drinks

Time: 10 minutes


  • Juice the limes

  • Measure equal parts tequila, triple sec, prickly pear juice and lime juice into a shaker (learn how to make prickly pear juice here)

  • Fill shaker with ice and shake well

  • Pour over ice in glass, stir and serve or blend in blender for a frozen prickly pear marg!

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What else do you add prickly pear juice to? Kombucha, iced tea, vinaigrettes? Tell me in the comments!


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