The Opuntia (otherwise known as prickly pear) is a species of flowering cactus that is known to be native to the American continents, where it can be found growing in countries such as Mexico, Florida and Brazil.
Although the plant belongs to the cactus family, it does produce a strange and vibrant fruit that has been eaten by the South American people for centuries.
In recent years, the fruit’s delicious flavour has made it a popular ingredient in various dishes and desserts, with the taste often being compared to watermelon and bubblegum.
Because of the fruit’s sweet taste, it has also become a popular component in an array of cocktails – the most popular being the prickly pear margarita.
So if you are interested in making this heady cocktail from the comfort of your own home, then you’ve come to the right place. Down below I have compiled a list of the 25 most amazing prickly pear margarita recipes currently available online.
1. Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita (By All Recipes)
For the first entry, I’ve decided to go with a more classic recipe.
This traditional prickly pear margarita combines tequila, prickly pear syrup and triple sec to create a sweet and pungent beverage.
If classic margaritas aren’t your thing, this unique cocktail is the perfect alternative.
2. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Mission Food)
Not only is this margarita delicious but it’s also beautiful to look at.
Blending together prickly pear syrup with tequila, lime juice and Cointreau – this cocktail is known for its floral taste and bright pink hue.
3. Prickly Pear Margarita (By A Couple Cooks)
Described as ‘the best festive cocktail’ – this prickly pear margarita is perfect for parties and celebrations.
Made from a delicious mixture of tequila, lime juice and prickly pear syrup – this cocktail packs a lot of flavour into a small glass.
4. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Zesty South Indian Kitchen)
If you are looking for a prickly pear margarita that is bursting with fruity flavours – then take a look at this simple recipe.
Using a combination of prickly pear juice and tequila, this cocktail also contains triple sec, prickly pear syrup and lime juice.
5. Fresh Prickly Pear Margaritas (By Simply Whisked)
Sometimes the best way to get that iconic prickly pear flavour is by adding the fruit into the cocktail itself.
This next recipe uses a homemade prickly pear puree as its base, before combining the mixture with tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.
6. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Lemon Blossoms)
Our next entry describes the prickly pear margarita as ‘the hot pink drink that packs a punch’ and they are not wrong!
This summery cocktail is made from a heady concoction of tequila, triple sec, prickly pear syrup and lime juice – delivering a drink that is delicious and full of character.
7. Prickly Pear Margarita (By My Millennial Kitchen)
If you want to treat yourself to a refreshing and decadent cocktail, then I have the margarita recipe for you.
This cool cocktail is prepared using fresh prickly pears, tequila, lime juice and sparkling water.
It also looks particularly attractive when garnished with lime and cayenne sugar rim.
8. Prickly Pear Margarita Cocktail (By Creative Culinary)
This next cocktail adds a bitter and unique twist to the classic prickly pear margarita recipe.
Combining tequila with fresh lime juice and prickly pear syrup, this cocktail is given some extra bite with the addition of a luscious orange liqueur.
9. Prickly Pear Margarita (By The Spruce Eats)
Simple and easy to make, this delicious and floral cocktail is the best companion on a hot summer’s day.
Bursting with fruity flavours, this margarita is made using prickly pear-infused tequila, triple sec, sour mix and grenadine.
10. Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita (By Dora’s Table)
What is better than a standard margarita? Well, how about a frozen one?
Everyone knows that these slushy cocktails are delicious, so imagine how much better they can be with the addition of some prickly pear.
Made by infusing fresh prickly pear fruit with tequila, Cointreau and lime juice – this icy beverage is refreshing and delicate on the palate.
11. Prickly Pear Margarita (By The Tipsy Bartender)
If you are hoping to make the perfect prickly pear margarita, then you can’t go wrong by using this traditional recipe.
Featuring the classic flavours of tequila, prickly pear syrup, triple sec and lime juice – this intoxicating cocktail is unbelievably tasty and easy to make.
12. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Southern Kitchen)
Sometimes the best way to mix up a delicious cocktail is by using a little elbow grease – and this next recipe asks for a lot.
Made using a base of whisked lemon juice and sugar, this cocktail also contains triple sec, lime juice, prickly pear syrup and tequila.
What more could you ask for?
13. Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita (By The Other Side Of The Tortilla)
Summer’s are getting hotter and hotter, so why not cool off by enjoying an icy cocktail that will have your tastebuds singing.
Using a classic blend of Tequila Blanco, fresh prickly pears and natural cane sugar – this cocktail is sweet, refreshing and divine.
14. Desert Cactus Margarita (By Monin)
If you are craving a sweet and syrupy cocktail that is bubbling with layers of flavour – then I have the recipe you’ve been looking for.
This vibrant cocktail is made using a delicious blend of reposado tequila, desert pear syrup and agave nectar.
Delivering a margarita that is refreshing, floral and beautiful.
15. Prickly Pear and Ginger Beer Margaritas (By How Sweet Eats)
Unlike other prickly pear margarita recipes, this cocktail takes the classic flavours of tequila, prickly pear syrup and lime juice and combines them with warm and aromatic ginger beer.
The final result is a spicy and fragrant cocktail that is refreshing on the palate and full of rustic charm.
16. Slushy Prickly Pear Margarita (By Restless Chipotle)
Not only does this cocktail deliver a beautiful fuchsia pink hue, but it is also icy smooth and light on the tongue.
Just blend silver tequila with prickly pear syrup, lime juice and ice and you have the perfect cocktail for a warm summer’s evening in the garden.
17. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Bake Space)
Sometimes it’s the little things that can transform a mediocre cocktail into an amazing one – and the next recipe does just that.
Made from a mixture of tequila, prickly pears and simple syrup – this margarita undercuts the natural sweetness of the fruit with the addition of some frozen limeade.
Delivering a cocktail that is syrupy and bitter all at the same time.
18. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Foodviva)
Why not give your prickly pear margarita an elegant twist and make this professional recipe at home.
Using a pungent mixture of tequila, prickly pear syrup, triple sec and lime juice – this cocktail promises to elevate the natural bubblegum flavour of the delicious fruit.
It can also look particularly attractive when served in a cool glass with a spiral of lime.
19. Non-Alcoholic Prickly Pear Margaritas (By Tastefully Simple)
Not all cocktails have to contain alcohol and you can make a delicious virgin margarita using this amazing recipe.
Combining the refreshing flavours of prickly pear margarita mix with lemon-lime soda, this cocktail is delicious and can be enjoyed by everyone.
So why not give it a try the next time you are craving a sweet and tropical drink.
20. Prickly Pear Margaritas (By Will Cook For Friends)
If you are interested in trying something new and exotic, then you can’t go wrong with a delicious prickly pear margarita.
Featuring an exotic combination of purple prickly pears and tequila, this cocktail also contains lime juice, fresh orange juice, honey and orange liqueur.
So why not get your taste buds tingling with this amazing margarita today.
21. Prickly Pear Margarita (By BB Online)
For a quick and refreshing cocktail, all you need to do is follow this simple recipe.
Made from a blend of tequila, lime juice, triple sec and prickly pear syrup – this margarita mix is brimming with flavour and will leave a sweet taste on the tongue.
22. Prickly Pear Margarita (By Inspired By Charm)
Everyone knows that keeping it simple is sometimes the best decision, and this next recipe is as simple as margaritas can get.
Just combine clear tequila with Cointreau, lime juice and prickly pear syrup and you have a cocktail that is fit for royalty.
23. Pink Prickly Pear Margarita Pitcher (By Style On Main)
If you are hosting a garden party and need a delicious pitcher that everyone can enjoy, then you can never go wrong with a prickly pear margarita.
Featuring a sweet and zesty blend of silver tequila, prickly pear syrup, triple sec and limeade – this recipe is a foolproof way to keep your guests happy and entertained through the night.
24. Prickly Pear Margaritas (By Eating Well)
Sweet and exotic cocktails can be delicious, and they don’t come sweeter than a prickly pear margarita.
Just take white tequila and blend it with lime juice, prickly pear syrup and orange liqueur and you have a drink that will fulfil all of your cocktail needs.
25. Prickly Pear Margarita Mocktail (By Liz On Call)
If you don’t drink alcohol, then don’t feel left out and make yourself this zingy and delicious mocktail instead.
Bursting with fruity flavour, this cocktail combines prickly pear syrup with club soda, and lime juice to deliver a drink that is layered and full of charisma.