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prickly pear margarita

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

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.

(1 rating)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For prickly pear margarita

  • 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

How To Make prickly pear margarita

  • 1
    Combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and pear syrup in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to mix well.
  • 2
    Wet the rim of a margarita glass and dip into salt or sugar (or use a salt/sugar mix).
  • 3
    Pour margarita into glass over ice. Garnish with a kumquat and a curled piece of lime peel, and serve.