Prickly Pear Margarita + Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes

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 margarita

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

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe 

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

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

Healthy 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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  1. Casey on May 4, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    This sounds delicious! And that picture with the recipe written on it is gorgeous

    • Fitnessista on May 4, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      thank you so much! hope your week is going well

  2. Cara on May 5, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Oh my YUM!!!! Definitely on my list of things to try….Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!

  3. Elysha on May 5, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Hi! Not to drive you crazy but you were going to do a WIAW post this week right?

    • Fitnessista on May 5, 2016 at 9:53 am

      i totally spaced it with the hand surgery. such a fail! i’m snap chatting all of my eats today, and put it on my calendar to do a full post next week <3

  4. Becky @ The Bex Factor on May 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    I’m generally not a tequila/margarita fan but this sounds AMAZING.

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