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Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita

Shannon Lindell

"I had this drink in Tucson and talked the bartender into sharing the recipe with me."
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10 m servings 423 cals
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 cocktail)


  • Calories:
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Pour salt into a small plate. Wet the rim of a margarita glass and dip rim into salt.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, lime juice, and pear syrup over ice. Cover shaker and shake drink; strain into prepared margarita glass.

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This is really good! Great job getting the secret!

I still remember the first time I tried a prickly pear margarita at a trendy restaurant in Las Vegas. It was deep purple and served in a tall fluted glass. Thank goodness I had a plane to catch...

Wonderfully refreshing cocktail. I use pink lemonade for the rim and swap sweet and sour w/the prickly pear amounts. 2oz pear and 1oz sweet and sour. Serve is chilled over crushed ice! MY NEW FA...

Very tasty. I make my own sweet and sour mix using Splenda. Love the fuchsia color! Worth trying!

This recipe is amazing. To our surprise we found prickly pears in our local farmers market (in Delaware!) and bought 3, having no idea how many we would need. As it turned out, cooking down all ...

Searched google and found this as the first recipe. Made my drink exactly as per the recipe. It's a good margarita, the prickly pear syrup is mostly just decoration in my opinion. The lime ju...

this tastes good no matter what you do! i gathered prickly pear fruit from my yard here in tucson, and cut the skin off (after soaking in water for a bit to soften) and just cooked it down for f...

I also had this fabulous drink at the bar at the Tucson Airport and asked the bartender for this recipe. This is exactly correct except the bartender put a sugar rim vs. salt rim.

I pretty much followed the recipe except I used fresh prickly pear I found at my local Sprouts Market, they were fabulous.