Make your own Prickly Pear Margaritas!
- FREE recipe below -
Served frozen or over the rocks a prickly pear margarita is fun and flavorful!
Looking for the Perfect Margarita Gift?
Give a really unique and memorable gift.
Send them everything they need to create fun prickly pear margaritas in their own home!
A really special Patron bottle margarita glass.
Prickly pear syrup (for making Prickly Pear Margaritas)
Prickly pear margarita recipe (FREE recipe in this article)
Prickly pear jelly, candy and fun things. These are not my products, but they are made here in Tucson Arizona from our organic prickly pear.
Patron tequila comes from Jalisco, Mexico. Make their gift really special by including a Patron bottle handcrafted into a beautiful margarita glass.
I handcraft my Patron margarita glasses one at a time using upcycled Patron bottles. This is a gift that is good for the environment (the glass is being reused instead of going into a landfill) and the edges are polished smooth making them perfect for margaritas.
Thank you to the buyers who sent in photos of my handmade Patron margarita glasses in use!
Desert Animals & Natives Arizonans LOVE Prickly Pear Fruit!
Living here in the Arizona desert we like to do things a little differently.
I live in a large patch of desert with many species of prickly pear cacti.
When the prickly pear fruit ripens the desert animals LOVE it! Coyotes, jack rabbits, javelina... and of course Arizona natives alike are drawn to the sweet fruit.
You Can Eat Prickly Pear Fruit
The prickly pear fruit can be made into:
prickly pear margaritas
prickly pear lemonade
prickly pear jam/jelly
prickly pear candy
pet tortoise food
Recipe for Prickly Pear Cactus Margaritas:
Here in Tucson Arizona our most expensive resorts and our Mexican food restaurants serve prickly pear margaritas. A local favorite the "El Charro Rita" comes from El Charro Mexican restaurant.
El Charro-Rita: A classic Mexican specialty drink designed by Chef Charlotta Flores, owner of El Charro Cafe in Tucson, Arizona.
• 2oz Gold Tequila
• ¾ oz fresh lime juice
• ¼ oz fresh orange juice
• ½ oz Prickly Pear Syrup
• ¼ oz Cointreau
• 1 Hot chili pepper, fresh or dried, seeded and diced (optional)
• Kosher salt
"Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Allow ingredients to sit for 15 minutes. Add ice, shake and strain out peppers before serving. Moisten glass rim with lime juice and dip in salt. Enjoy!"
Should I Make My Own Prickly Pear Syrup?
Do you live somewhere with prickly pear cactus? If so you can make your own prickly pear syrup.
I've harvested cactus fruit before and while it was fun and gave me a way to use the TONS of cactus fruit on my property, it was also really messy and time consuming. Plus cactus and their fruits have spines (glochids) that I had to remove. That's why I buy my prickly pear syrup now instead of making it myself!
Here in Tucson Arizona we have just the right species of prickly pear cactus. It grows large, beautiful, red fruits that taste amazing! The syrup is a beautiful magenta color and is organic!
owner of Looking Sharp Cactus
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