Cactus Margarita

by James Stevenson

The recipe today has a couple of things going on; it is lime free, blended with cactus, and has roasted jalapeños to spicy it up. At first I was slightly suspicious of how the cactus would turn out in this drink but decided I had to take the chance. I wanted something unique and different to sip today.

, Cactus Margarita

The cactus with the roasted jalapeño and blackberry give an earthy yet balanced flavor with a hint of spicy goodness. The roasted jalapeño is smoky and I really like that flavor with the tequila and cactus. Take a chance and blend it up with this cactus margarita!

, Cactus Margarita


  • 1.5 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • ¼ cup of blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons of roasted jalapeños
  • 1 paddle of cactus, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of agave
  • 1 cup of ice

Garnish: Black salt rim and a toothpick with cactus, roasted jalapeño and blackberry


  • Fill the blender with the tequila, Grand Marnier, blackberries, roasted jalapeños, chopped cactus agave and ice.
  • Blend mixture and pour into rimmed serving glasses

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