Otherwise known as an opuntia, the prickly pear is a type of flowering cactus that is often used and found across Brazil, Florida, Mexico and the Americas.
Despite it being a member of the cacti family, the plant itself produces a delicious and wonderful fruit. However, while it has been popular in South America for years, it has become a common ingredient to use across the world.
For example, it is delicious in desserts. This is because it has a flavor which is often compared to that of bubblegum or watermelon. So, no wonder it is a fantastic addition to a cocktail.
If you want to give prickly pear a go, then below you will find 28 easy prickly pear margarita recipes to try.
We are starting this list off with a margarita that includes a homemade prickly pear puree, along with tequila, agave nectar and lime juice.
It is a bright red cocktail that tastes incredibly delicious.
If you like a traditional margarita, then this classic drink will be your go-to. It includes the original recipe of tequila and triple sec along with a prickly pear syrup.
It is sweet and simple to make!
If you are looking to try a cocktail that is refreshing and fizzy, then this is going to be the perfect choice.
Using the squeezed juice of fresh prickly pears alongside tequila, sparkling water and lime juice, it makes for a refreshing edition to the classic.
You have not lived until you have tried a slushy margarita. This edition tastes amazing with Cointreau, tequila and lime juice along with fresh prickly pear which has been made into a slushy.
If you are looking for a classic recipe, then this prickly pear one’s for you. It features an easy to follow guide which includes the use of prickly pear syrup, tequila and lime juice.
If you have the time, then it will be worth giving this recipe a go. It features whipping up some lemon juice and adding in sugar alongside triple sec, tequila, prickly pear syrup and lime juice.
This recipe includes the classic ingredients and flavors of a prickly pear margarita, but adds in a spicy hit with the use of ginger beer.
It has a slight rustic feel to it which is quite charming.
This elegant recipe offers a traditional way to create a prickly pear margarita. Using prickly pear syrup alongside tequila, triple sec and a squeeze of lime juice will create a perfect cocktail.
For a zingy twist on the classic, this prickly pear margarita includes orange liqueur alongside the fruity syrup, tequila and lime juice.
It adds a completely different dimension that will excite those taste buds.
If you are in need of a non-alcoholic version, then look no further. This cocktail includes using a prickly pear margarita-based mix alongside some lemon and lime soda.
This can be enjoyed by everyone of all ages too.
This bright pink cocktail not only looks beautiful, but it tastes delicious too. With three ingredients of tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, it is very easy to put together.
It is specifically known for having a floral like taste.
Prickly pear goes well alongside orange juice. This cocktail includes both the juice and orange liqueur alongside some honey too.
Prepare for a taste sensation in the mouth!
This juicy recipe includes tequila, prickly pear juice and syrup, along with triple sec and lime juice. It is a double whammy of prickly pear that goes down a treat.
This prickly pear margarita recipe is simple yet effective. It includes mixing tequila, Cointreau, prickly pear syrup and a squeeze of lime juice.
Sometimes simple is the best way to go for the most flavor!
A simple mix of prickly pear syrup, club soda and lime juice. Nobody will ever know that there is no alcohol!
Who does not love a classic margarita? This recipe includes using reposado tequila alongside the prickly pear syrup. It is delicious with a salt rim which breaks up the sweetness.
This classic margarita recipe uses silver tequila alongside a prickly pear liqueur. You can also use a simple syrup too to add some overall sweetness.
Another classic take on the prickly pear margarita using tequila, prickly pear syrup, a squeeze of lime and some salt for the rim, and a wedge of lime for the top of the glass.
You can’t go wrong with this recipe.
Referred to as a drink which ‘packs a punch’, this prickly pear margarita is a simple recipe which includes the syrup of the fruit, tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
This recipe includes prickly pear syrup and orange liqueur for a sweet cocktail that is suitable for a party.
Nothing beats making a cocktail pitcher and taking it out to the garden to share with friends or family.
This concoction includes silver tequila along with prickly pear syrup.
This classic recipe creates a wonderfully refreshing prickly pear margarita. It includes prickly pear syrup, tequila, some triple sec and a squeeze of lime juice.
For an exciting change to the usual margarita cocktail, adding in grenadine and sour mix will give the overall taste a floral tone.
It is wonderful to drink on a warm summer’s evening (beach optional).
For a bitter yet sweet margarita, try this classic combination of a prickly pear syrup and tequila, but add in some frozen limeade too.
Both the sweet and the sour work very well together.
This cocktail is known for being great to put together for parties. Its purple hue is vibrant in a glass, and includes tequila, prickly pear juice and lime juice.
It has a lot of sweet flavor that is very delicious.
This bright pink prickly pear margarita includes desert pear syrup, reposado tequila, and agave nectar. It is lovely and sweet with a hint of floral.
It also looks great too.
The prickly pear margarita recipe includes adding the classics of silver tequila, prickly pear syrup and some lemon juice, but combining it with slushy icing.
It is a cooling drink on a warm evening.
Nothing beats an ice cold margarita on a warm summer’s day. This recipe features the likes of Tequila Blanco, cane sugar, and freshly picked ripe prickly pears.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Flavor Does A Prickly Pear Have?
Prickly pear has a sweet flavor, especially when it is ripe. It is super juicy as well, and includes seeds that are edible.
The flavor of a prickly pear is usually compared to bubblegum, kiwi and watermelon. Generally it has a fresh flavor too.
Can You Add Prickly Pear To A Margarita?
A prickly pear compliments a margarita very well.
While an original margarita is made up of tequila, lime juice and triple sec – which was created back in the 1930s in Mexico – adding other flavors to this alcoholic beverage is a modern take on the popular classic.
What Can You Substitute For Prickly Pears?
If you do not have any prickly pears to hand, then there are substitutes. Kiwi is a good alternative to using this hard to find (in some countries) fruit.
If you cannot find the actual fruit, you can also substitute it with a prickly pear puree. It will taste just the same.
Does A Prickly Pear Taste Like A Pear?
Despite the English name of this fruit, it does not belong to the pear family. The reason it is referred to as a pear is because it looks very similar to one.
It actually does not taste like a pear though, but is instead quite a plain tasting fruit with some sweetness. This is similar to that of kiwi or watermelon.
Now that you have seen all of the prickly pear margaritas, no doubt you will have found a few recipes that have caught your eye.
There are so many different variations on the classic margarita to choose from, that it won’t be surprising if you struggle to choose which one you will try to create first.
Have fun and enjoy making delicious cocktails!