What Is the Best Prickly Pear Juice or Syrup?

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Q: Here in Arizona, the weather's starting to warm up and the wildflowers are blooming. It is definitely the beginning of margarita season! This year, I want to try making an Arizona classic: the prickly pear margarita.

The thing is, I don't want to use an overly sweet syrup, and I don't want to go through the hassle of making my own (too many prickers). Can anyone recommend a good, not too sugary, commercial prickly pear juice?

Sent by Anne

Editor: Anne, that sounds delicious right now! We confess, though, that we don't have a good recommendation for prickly pear juice. So we'll turn it over to the readers — what do you say?

(Also, if you want to try that hot pink margarita pictured above, you can find the recipe at Saveur.)


Related: Seasonal Spotlight: Prickly Pear Fruit

(Image: André Baranowski/Saveur)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.