We like the clean flavor and mixability of silver tequila, though a golden añejo or reposado would add complexity. Cava or crémant will work just as well as dry prosecco here. Check the sugar content in the cactus water you use—some brands are sweeter and won’t need as much added sugar for flavor balance.  

Prickly Pear Punch

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Total Time: 7 minutes



  1. Muddle together sugar and lemon rind in a large glass. Stir in cactus water, tequila, and honey. Add ice cubes; cover, and shake well. Strain tequila mixture evenly into 4 glasses. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon prosecco.

This recipe originally appeared on Cookinglight.com.