Prickly pear margarita + Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes

Hi friends! Happy humpday! How’s the day treating ya? So happy you enjoyed the salmon post! Thanks for sharing your recipe ideas with me, too. 🙂

A beloved celebration is almost here! Cinco de drinko… I mean Mayo. 

At Annie’s wedding a couple of weeks ago, we had the most refreshing prickly pear margaritas. They were the best type of drink: sweet with a salty kick, ice cold, and you couldn’t taste the alcohol. It was like a fruit punch, really.

Prickly pear marg

She injected so many Tucson flavors and old Spanish styles into their wedding, and I knew that this would be a fun taste of home when we got back to San Diego, so I ordered this prickly pear syrup to be waiting for us. 

Prickly pear syrup

To make a prickly pear margarita, you need a couple of key ingredients: prickly pear syrup, good tequila (I just said that to be like Ina Garten. I’m really not that picky about tequila, whereas the Pilot’s taste is a little more discerning. I’m just like, “Salud!” and bottoms up, haha), and salt to rim the glass.  

Prickly pear margarita 3

The rest is pretty simple to put together! Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a whirl.

Prickly Pear Margarita

Prickly pear margarita 4

Some more of my favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes:

Perfect Mexican rice 

Slow cooker shredded Mexican chicken

Mexican pizza (awesome appetizer idea!)

Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes

The best black bean soup

More healthy faves are here!

Strawberry jalapeno margaritas



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