Prickly Pear Drink Recipes: Margaritas, Mojitos and More

Prickly pear, also known as cactus fruit, makes a delicious and sweet summer treat. Its flavors are reminiscent of watermelon and bubblegum, making it the ideal fruit if you need to curb a sweet tooth. 

But prickly pear isn’t only great as a stand-alone snack - it’s also the perfect flavor pairing for your favorite spirits. 

Are you searching for a prickly pear cocktail recipe to serve at an upcoming party?  We’ve got you covered. Try one of these four prickly pear drinks:

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe

Looking for a margarita to pair with tacos on Tuesday? ThisPrickly Pear Cactus Margarita makes a refreshing choice.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces sweet and sour mix
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce prickly pear syrup
  • Coarse salt for the rim 


Add tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, lime juice, and pear syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Cover and shake well. 

Rim a margarita glass with salt and add ice. Pour the drink from the cocktail shaker into your glass, sip and enjoy. 

Prickly Pear Moscow Mule 

Thistangy ginger drink recipe looks (and tastes) delicious when garnished with a lime.


  • 2 prickly pears, peeled
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 16 ounces ginger beer
  • Lime slices for garnish 


Place the peeled prickly pears into a cocktail shaker and add the lime juice. Use a muddler to combine the two ingredients, mashing down the prickly pears until liquefied. Set aside.

Prepare two copper cups with ice and add two ounces of vodka to each. Evenly distribute and strain the prickly pear and lime juice into each copper cup.

Add a splash of ginger beer and lime slice to perfect the drink. Enjoy!

Prickly Pear Mojito 

Prickly pear margarita

Using fresh prickly pear fruit, makethis mojito recipe to freshen up a hot summer’s day. 


  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Ice
  • Sprig of mint
  • 1 tablespoon agave or prickly pear syrup
  • 1 prickly pear fruit
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • Lime flavored carbonated water


First, take the mint leaves off of the sprig and place them at the bottom of your cocktail glass.

Add a peeled prickly pear and muddle the ingredients together, then squeeze in the lime juice.

Pour in the rum and agave or syrup, stirring to combine.

Fill the glass with ice, then top with lime carbonated water. Enjoy!

Prickly Pear Sour

Do you want to enjoy the flavor of prickly pear in your drink without going through the hassle of making a drink from scratch? You don’t have to own a cocktail shaker or have ingredients like freshly squeezed lime juice and homemade prickly pear syrup on hand.

Instead, try our Prickly Pear Sour Mix. In seconds, you can create a delicious cocktail with the same quality taste you’d find in a drink at a fancy bar. Here’s how to make a delicious cocktail out of our prickly pear drink mix:


  • Flighty Premium Mixers Prickly Pear Sour Mix
  • 1-2 ounces of vodka (or your other favorite spirit)


To create your prickly pear sour drink, open the lid of the bottle of the mixer. Add vodka or another spirit to the fill line of the bottle. Close the cap and shake well.

Open the cap and drink directly from the bottle or pour into a glass with ice. Enjoy!

Finding a delicious prickly pear vodka drink recipe doesn’t always have to involve tons of ingredients and bartending skills. Try ourPrickly Pear Sour Mixer or grab theFlighty Variety Pack today to find your favorite flavor.