I’ve got a fun cactus cooler cocktail just in time for Cinco de Mayo! I love any excuse to pull out my favorite cacti glasses I picked up at a vintage fair last year, and they were perfect for this prickly pear margarita recipe that I’ve dubbed the “cactus cooler cocktail!” Margaritas are definitely one of my favorite cocktails, and what’s more appropriate for a Cinco de Mayo celebration? Made with prickly pear soda, this unique margarita recipe doesn’t need any added syrups because prickly pear soda adds all the sweetness you need for a tasty, refreshing cocktail. Here’s how to make one to celebrate this weekend!
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Here in SoCal, it’s basically a requirement to love Mexican food. Growing up in San Diego, I can attest to the fact that we have the BEST Mexican food options. Orange County is pretty good too, and I’m looking forward to tacos and a prickly pear margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend!
Psst, if you’re having a Cinco de Mayo party, you’ll love one of these easy DIY taco banners!
Do you like salt with your margaritas? I’m team salt ALWAYS. If you want something sweeter to go with this cactus cooler cocktail though, you could also coat the rim of your glass in sugar. Yes please!
I found this tasty prickly pear soda at World Market to make my cactus cooler cocktail. Have I mentioned how badly I want to move into a World Market and stay forever?!
- 1 oz tequila
- .5 oz Triple Sec
- Juice of 1 lime
- Prickly Pear soda
- Salt, optional
- Lime, sliced for garnish
- Line the rim of a glass with salt if desired
- Combine tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice in the prepared glass
- Add ice and top with prickly pear soda until full
- Garnish with a fresh lime slice
- You can add more alcohol to taste if desired! This cocktail is also delicious made with vodka
PS, what more Cinco de Mayo party ideas?! Make a taco cake to celebrate the occasion!