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Fresh Prickly Pear Margaritas

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 margaritas 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mexican/American
  • Diet: Vegan


Prickly pear margaritas are one of my favorite fruity cocktails, and it’s so easy to make this vibrant, pink drink at home. You don’t even need to make a syrup. Serve them on the rocks or blended with ice for a refreshing summer cocktail.



  • 8 prickly pears, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup triple sec
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar (optional)


In a blender, puree the prickly pears until smooth. Strain the juice into a pitcher.

Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice (and agave, if using) and ice. Stir to combine.

Rim your margaritas glasses with sugar. Pour margaritas into prepared glasses, adding additional ice if needed. Garnish with a lime wedge.


To make a blended margarita, add about 2 cups of ice and blend until smooth.

Keywords: dairy free, vegan, gluten free, egg free, easy, cocktail, tequila, margarita, prickly pear