I had this drink in Tucson and talked the bartender into sharing the recipe with me.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour salt into a small plate. Wet the rim of a margarita glass and dip rim into salt.

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  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, lime juice, and pear syrup over ice. Cover shaker and shake drink; strain into prepared margarita glass.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 56.3g 18% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 3.1mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2015
Wonderfully refreshing cocktail. I use pink lemonade for the rim and swap sweet and sour w/the prickly pear amounts. 2oz pear and 1oz sweet and sour. Serve is chilled over crushed ice! MY NEW FAV and Go-to cocktail choice of the summer season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
Wonderfully refreshing cocktail. I use pink lemonade for the rim and swap sweet and sour w/the prickly pear amounts. 2oz pear and 1oz sweet and sour. Serve is chilled over crushed ice! MY NEW FAV and Go-to cocktail choice of the summer season. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2014
This is really good! Great job getting the secret! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2015
I still remember the first time I tried a prickly pear margarita at a trendy restaurant in Las Vegas. It was deep purple and served in a tall fluted glass. Thank goodness I had a plane to catch or I would have sipped on one after the other. This is a great recreation of that memorable drink. It's not the same color as I remember but it tastes the same. If you like different flavored margaritas and can find prickly pear syrup this one is definitely worth a try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2016
I also had this fabulous drink at the bar at the Tucson Airport and asked the bartender for this recipe. This is exactly correct except the bartender put a sugar rim vs. salt rim. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
I just made one of these and boy is it good!! (It's not noon yet but hey it's five o' clock somewhere!) I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing! I had to order the pear syrup online because I couldn't find any. I bought Cheri's All Natural Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup. These are great and the cactus syrup gives a nice reddish color! Gracias! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2014
Very tasty. I make my own sweet and sour mix using Splenda. Love the fuchsia color! Worth trying! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2017
this tastes good no matter what you do! i gathered prickly pear fruit from my yard here in tucson and cut the skin off (after soaking in water for a bit to soften) and just cooked it down for for 30 min strained it and used the juice. i did not add triple sec or sugar cuz i can't have sugar but the tequila makes up for that! new fave drink! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2017
Searched google and found this as the first recipe. Made my drink exactly as per the recipe. It's a good margarita, the prickly pear syrup is mostly just decoration in my opinion. The lime just fights to overpower what little flavor the cactus brings to the mix. It's a very good margarita though, I'll do it again and again because my cactus gave me a lot of prickly pears.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2017
This recipe is amazing. To our surprise we found prickly pears in our local farmers market (in Delaware!) and bought 3 having no idea how many we would need. As it turned out cooking down all 3 provided the right amount of juice to make 4 margaritas. I followed the advice of another reviewer and cut back a bit on the lime juice. I used almost the amount of triple sec in the recipe but not quite -- I trusted the recipe but we tend to prefer a bit less sweetness in our drinks. Needless to say the drinks were a hit and I will contact the market first thing tomorrow to see if they regularly carry prickly pears! Read More
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