These Prickly Pear Margaritas Will Help You Continue To Deny Summer’s Over


In honor of the unofficial end of summer, not just any drink will do. No, we need something on trend yet approachable; snotty for the basic bitch; and sweet yet tart.

VOILA. We bring you the prickly pear margarita. We learned about this on a recent trip to Savannah, GA, and like, if they know anything down there, it’s how to keep a betch cool and drunk when it’s hotter than Satan’s ballsack outside. Not only is it like, fluorescent pink, but it also is totally not your average marg, which makes it way cooler.


  • 3 oz. of tequila blanco—that means white tequila and like, yes you need that kind so grab the classiest Patron you can find
  • ½ oz. Cointreau
  • 2 oz. lime juice
  • 3 oz. cactus pear juice—honestly, you may need to trek to Whole Foods for this shit … or Earth Fare … beware of the hippies … also, this shit can be called cactus pear, prickly pear, etc. It’s literally all the same shit
  • Lime wedges
  • Coarse salt AND sanding sugar for the rim, duh

Okay, got all your shit? Grab a cocktail shaker and in it combine everything except the lime wedges and salt/sugar. Shake like we assume Taylor Swift would and set aside for a sec. Grab your margarita glass and use the lime wedge to wet the rim.

shake it off

Dip the rim into a plate with the salt and sugar mixed together. Put ice in the glass, pour your now shaken margarita over, and garnish with another lime slice. Enjoy that fruity magenta-pink masterpiece and say FUCK OFF to summer.

Bring on the lattes and jeggings.


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