Did you know that July 24 is #NationalTequilaDay? What better way to celebrate than with Sonesta #liquidart? If you have stayed with us, you know our hotels enjoy showing off their local flavor, and this recipe for an Arizona Prickly Pear Margarita reflects an ingredient that’s popular in sunny Scottsdale, home to Sonesta Suites Scottsdale Gainey Ranch. We recommend booking a stay to relax poolside and to take in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert. In the meantime, you can make this Scottsdale favorite right at home with the recipe below!


Arizona Prickly Pear Margarita

1 ½ oz Patron Silver Tequila

½ oz Cointreau (Orange Flavored Triple sec liqueur)

1 oz Thatcher’s Prickly Pear Liqueur

1 ½ oz Daly’s Sweet & Sour Mix

Shake on ice, strain and pour into glass with salted rim and garnish with lime