Prickly Pear Martini Recipe

Dan George | Mantitlement

Prickly Pear Martini is a great variation for a martini. Cheers!

Prickly Pear Martini Photo

Sometimes I head out to the store just to look around and get ideas. That might seem weird to you… but making new food and cocktail recipes three to four times a week isn’t as easy as it might seem.

The cocktails are usually more fun to make because obviously once we get done testing and mixing we get to drink them. Sometimes it is early in the day and we’ll only have a few sips… but it can also sit in the refrigerator and wait for us until cocktail time.

So when I went to the store looking for fall fruit inspiration I saw the usual. Blackberries, apples, pears… but then I saw these cactus pears. Cactus pears are also called prickly pears and yep – those I have heard of. I am sure at some point Christie and I have had a few prickly pear martinis and loved them. But I have never made one of my own, so the challenge was on.

Prickly Pear Martini Picture

It was a success. I might be stocking up because this Prickly Pear Martini turned out so tasty we almost used all our props. It’s basically the same type of combination as a Cosmo, which I’m sure everyone’s had, just swapping out the cranberry juice for the prickly pear juice. And instead of triple sec I used pear liquor. So it’s sort of like a Cosmo – but I guess not entirely…

Peeling these pears is pretty easy with a veggie peeler, and then comes the fun part. Push the fruit through a strainer and get out all the juice. One prickly pear is going to make you one martini so like I said – you’re going to need to buy a few.

All there is left to do is start making the drink. Juice, mix, shake, and pour.

Then drink. And repeat.


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Prickly Pear Martini Recipe

  1 Servings


  • 1 ounce Prickly Pear Juice, Cactus fruit
  • 2 ounces Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce Pear Liquor
  • 1 wedges Lime Wedge


  1. Combine juice, vodka, and liquor in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled, then pour into a martini glass.
  2. Garnish with lime wedge.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
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Author: Dan George
Recipe Yields: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
Calories 209

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 8g
Protein 0g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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