We love returning from vacation with a tasty drink recipe that we can make at home – it’s a great “memento” to recall a wonderful trip. Prickly Pear Cactus at The Boulders

Ed enjoyed a great Prickly Pear Margarita at Tonto Bar & Grill after we played a great round of golf at beautiful Rancho Mañana Golf Club in Cave Creek, Arizona (a must for anyone looking to see some great mountain views) and we thought it would be fun to make at home. During our travels we found Cheri’s Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup which is 100% natural and made in Arizona so we picked up a bottle to bring home.  Looks like we’ll be ordering more soon!

I can’t get over the color of the margaritas – it’s an intense magenta (once again, all natural). Hard to believe all of this goodness came from a cactus (such as the one pictured here from The Boulders which I took while we were golfing).

Prickly Pear Margarita













Prickly Pear Margarita
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 2
  • 3 ounces fresh lime juice (~ 2 limes)
  • 3 ounces prickly pear syrup
  • 4 ounces Silver Patron Tequila (or other premium Tequila)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  1. Freshly squeeze both lime juice.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, stir lime juice and prickly pear syrup.
  3. Fill shaker half way with ice.
  4. Add tequila and Cointreau and shake.
  5. Strain into pint glasses filled three quarters of the way with ice.
  6. Serve with a slice of lime and salt or sugar, if desired.
We used Cheri's Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup which is 100% natural and made in Arizona.



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2013-08-28T09:14:19+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Categories: Drinks|Tags: , , , |2 Comments


  1. David September 2, 2013 at 11:17 am - Reply

    We love prickly pear margaritas… and lemonade, too! I am working on a prickly Lear cake recipe, as well. Isn’t the color a surprise? When we fist saw it we thought that there was no way it was natural… Now we know it is! – David

    • Nicole September 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Oh, lemonade sounds good, too! And, cake. Yes, the color is fabulous! Looking forward to seeing your cake recipe. We will likely be ordering more syrup to get us through the winter!

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