Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe | Sedona

Prickly pear cacti are ubiquitous in Sedona and surrounding areas throughout the Southwest. The low-lying paddle-shaped green plants bear a fruit, or fig, on top of each paddle that ripens to shades of deep pink and reds. The resulting prickly pear cactus syrup that is used to create many cocktails and even sauces on menus in Sedona is bright pink in color. This makes for a fun and festive margarita whether you are on vacation, or just dreaming about one.

Prickly-Pear_webServes 4


6 ounces tequila
4 ounces triple sec
4 ounces fresh lime juice
2 ounces prickly pear cactus syrup
1 ounce orange juice


Mix ingredients well and pour over ice into four glasses. Garnish with lime wedge or curl of lime peel.

For an alcohol-free version that’s just as tasty and fun, replace the alcohol with seltzer water or lemon-lime soda.



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