Prickly Pear Margarita

Southern Kitchen
Prickly Pear Margarita

About the recipe

The first sip of this libation has a touch of sweetness, quickly followed by a refreshing burst of tartness. Recipe courtesy of Nava in Atlanta, GA.

Serves: 6

Hands On Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


1 1/2 cups hot water

1 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice, plus 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges, for serving

1 cup Cuervo Gold tequila

1/2 cup triple sec

1/2 cup prickly pear syrup

Salt, for serving


In a large bowl, whisk the hot water and sugar together until the sugar dissolves. Stir in the lemon and lime juices. Thoroughly mix in the tequila, triple sec and prickly pear syrup. Refrigerate for one hour.

When ready to serve, transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until frothy. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, garnished with the lime wedges, either up or on the rocks.