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Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

By Amy Bailey — July 18, 2016

A popular menu item out west, the prickly pear is named for its pear-like shape and size, this fruit comes from any of several varieties of cacti. Prickly pear has a sweet, but not overly sweet flavor that will take your margarita to the next level. It actually pairs very well with a little spice so if you like the heat throw in a jalapeño too.

Prickly Pear Margarita


In a blender, add crushed ice, lime juice, tequila, prickly pear syrup, and salt; cover and pulsate 4 or 5 times. Taste and adjust with syrup or lime juice according to your taste.

Serve in salt rimmed glasses with a lime slice, and serve immediately.