Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

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Prickly Pear Margarita

Vickie Parks


While reading about all the different flavors of margaritas, one particular margarita--the Prickly Pear Margarita, a favorite in New Mexico--received so many glowing comments. So I had to give it a try. And yes, it's every bit as delicious as everyone said it would be. I tried a few recipes that were all pretty similar, but this one stood out as our favorite because all the ingredients were in the perfect amounts to produce a great margarita. I hope you enjoy it, too.

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5 Min


No-Cook or Other


3 oz
tequila blanco
1/2 oz
1 1/2 oz
lime juice
2 oz
prickly pear cactus syrup
coarse salt or coarse sugar, for glass rim
kumquat, for garnish
curled lime peel, for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and pear syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to mix well.
Wet the rim of a margarita glass and dip into salt or sugar (or use a salt/sugar mix).
Pour margarita into glass over ice. Garnish with a kumquat and a curled piece of lime peel, and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free