San Antonio is known for many things, from The Alamo and the River Walk to the Energizer Bunny of successful NBA franchises, the Spurs. One would be remiss to travel to this Texas-favorite destination and not sample what could be its signature drink, the Prickly Pear Margarita from Boudro's.

Boudro's is a group-friendly staple on the River Walk.

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 3/4 cup, tequila
  • 1/2 cup, triple sec
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of prickly pear cactus juice
  • 1 blender full of ice
  • 1 lime (cut into 6 wedges)


Simple syrup: Combine white sugar and water in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and stir. Once the sugar is fully dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool. The resultant liquid can be stored in a plastic squeeze bottle, which makes it an easy way to add to cocktails. The ratio of sugar to water can be left to personal preference, although traditionally it is one part water to two parts sugar.

Pour all ingredients (except the cactus pear juice) into the blender. You will need a powerful electric blender that can chop up the ice. Turn on the blender and then successively add more ice and blend until it has a sorbet-like consistency. Pour into a cocktail glass, pour the prickly pear puree on top and add a lime wedge.

Grab some friends and enjoy a fresh batch of Boudro's Prickly Pear Margaritas!

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