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Tuna Cooler Margarita


The Tuna Cooler Margarita.

Don't worry, there's no real tuna in this margarita — it's Spanish for "prickly pear," so Don Julio says. But the prickly pear is what makes this Don Julio margarita so enticing. Says Don Love (who created the marg), "This drink is inspired by a soda commonly found in Southern California called the 'Cactus Cooler,' and is a twist on a traditional margarita with the addition of prickly pear purée to the recipe. This drink is easy to make yet unique and delicious, making it the perfect recipe for the novice at-home mixologist looking to celebrate the holiday."


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 Ounce prickly pear purée
  • 1/4 Ounce agave syrup


Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, prickly pear purée, and agave syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a coupe glass (salted rim optional).