Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

The purple Prickly Pear Margarita is a uniquely flavored variation of the classic margarita. This cocktail features the unique and delightful taste of prickly pear, a fruit known for its vibrant color and sweet, melon-like flavor. Paired with blanco tequila, Triple Sec or Cointreau, and freshly squeezed lime juice, the Prickly Pear Margarita is not only a feast for the eyes but also a tantalizing treat for the taste buds. It’s a perfect choice for those looking to explore new fruity flavors in their margaritas.

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Prickly Pear Margarita

A unique variation on the classic margarita with a eye-catching purple color.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Margarita
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 person
Calories 240 kcal


  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part triple sec or cointreau
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  • .5 part prickly pear syrup
  • ice


  1. In a shaker, combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and prickly pear syrup with ice.

  2. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.

  3. Strain into a margarita glass filled with ice.

Nutrition Facts
Prickly Pear Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 240
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Where to buy prickly pear margarita mix?

Prickly pear syrup or mix can be found on Amazon, which offers a variety of options. It’s a convenient way to get this unique ingredient quickly.

What does a prickly pear margarita taste like?

A prickly pear margarita has a sweet, fruity flavor reminiscent of watermelon and berries, with a slight natural tang. The prickly pear’s unique taste pairs wonderfully with the citrus and tequila.

How many calories are in a Prickly Pear margarita?

The calorie count can vary, but a typical prickly pear margarita may have approximately 200-250 calories per serving, depending on the proportions of the ingredients used.

Can you make a prickly pear margarita with vodka?

Yes, you can substitute tequila with vodka for a different twist. The prickly pear flavor will still be prominent and enjoyable.

How do you make your own prickly pear syrup?

To make prickly pear syrup, blend prickly pear fruit, strain the juice, and then simmer it with equal parts sugar until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens.

Can you make a non-alcoholic Prickly Pear margarita?

Certainly! Replace the tequila with non-alcoholic tequila or soda water, and use a non-alcoholic Triple Sec alternative. Keep the lime juice and prickly pear syrup for authentic flavor.

Tips for making prickly pear margaritas in large batches

Mix the tequila, Triple Sec or Cointreau, lime juice, and prickly pear syrup in a large pitcher. Adjust the sweetness to taste. Chill until ready to serve, and stir well before pouring over ice in individual glasses.

Bartender’s Note:

When creating a Prickly Pear Margarita, the vibrant color and unique flavor of the prickly pear syrup make it a standout ingredient. It’s important to balance the sweetness of the syrup with the tartness of the lime juice and the robust flavor of the tequila. This cocktail is an excellent choice for those looking to add a visually striking and deliciously different option to their margarita repertoire.

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