Prickly Pear Margarita

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Prickly pear actually comes from the orange flower from a type of cactus. This margarita utilizes the juice made from the orange flower for a fruity, sweet yet tart cocktail perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

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Prickly Pear Margarita

When I found out that prickly pear is not in fact pear with a jazzy name, I felt deceived. I had been ordering the margarita with that name for years thinking it was pear and always wondered why it didn’t taste like ear. Of course I didn’t care enough to ask, it’s a really delicious drink!

Prickly pear actually comes from the orange flower from a type of cactus. This margarita utilizes the juice made from the orange flower for a fruity, sweet yet tart cocktail perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. Pair it with some chips, salsa and guacamole for a party.

Prickly pear margarita recipe from cooking with cocktail rings

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Prickly Pear Margarita

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Serves 2 (10-ounce) drinks

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces tequila blanco
  • ounces Cointreau
  • ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ½ ounces prickly pear syrup*
  • ½ ounce agave syrup
  • lime slice
  • kosher salt for garnish
  • granulated sugar for garnish

Instructions:

  • Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, prickly pear syrup and agave to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.
  • Add kosher salt and sugar to a shallow dish, mixing to combine. Rub the rim of glass with the lime slice then dip the glass in the salt and sugar mixture to garnish the rim.
  • Add ice to the glass then strain the shaken margarita into the glass. Garnish with the lime slice and serve immediately.

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*Note: Prickly pear syrup can be found at larger liquor stores like Bevmo, some health food stores or online here.

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