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Agave Boom Prickly Pear Tequila

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Agave Boom Prickly Pear Tequila


About Agave Boom Prickly Pear Tequila

Agave Boom Prickly Pear Tequila is produced by Casa Maestri, and distributed by the Houston-based company Mexcor. The brand website proclaims that the goal with Agave Boom was to create a “new tequila for the new generations”, although it’s not immediately clear what they mean by this, as the production process they describe seems fairly standard. Each version features a fun, comic-inspired bottle design, including a 3D embroidered agave plant.

Their agave is sourced from Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, and roasted in a traditional oven for about 36-56 hours. It is then shredded, fermented in wooden vats, and distilled twice. This unaged blanco expression forms the base for the flavored tequilas, in addition to being sold on its own.

This particular bottle of Prickly Pear Tequila is infused with prickly pear, the edible fruit of the cactus plant. It is bottled at 70 proof.

Bottle Specs

❖  ABV: 35%

❖ Distillery: Destiladora del Valle de Tequila S.A. de C.V.

❖ Aging: none

❖ Price Point: lower moderate price

My Tasting notes

I took a whiff of this tequila, and the prickly pear notes were sweet and interesting. I was surprised to find that they smelled a bit like actual pear, and that’s when it occurred to me that I’ve actually only experienced the nopal part of the cactus, and never the fruit! The aroma overall reminded me of a fresh, natural version of bubblegum. 

I took my first sip, and it was smooth on the tongue, with a small amount of heat in the throat. The prickly pear notes were lightly sweet, with a fresh, airy quality to the flavor. It was very sippable for a tequila that is not really meant to be sipped.


For my cocktail, I wanted to choose something with a little bit of flash and pizazz, so I thought it would be a good time to make an Envy. Instead of the classic cherry garnish, I decided to use a fresh prickly pear.

Not only was it my first time trying this particular drink, it was also my first time harvesting a cactus by hand. It was a pretty fun experience. My dad showed me exactly how to pull off the fruit with a long stick, brush the larger spines off with a branch of tree leaves, and carefully gather them up.

Yield: 1 drink




  • 1.5oz blanco tequila
  • 1oz blue curacao
  • 1/2oz pineapple juice


  1. Add the ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled.
  2. Strain the mixture into a glass.

I found this tequila to be very nice inside of a cocktail. The prickly pear notes were delicious against the citrus and faint pineapple. Again, they had a unique fruitiness that reminded me a bit of bubblegum.

Bottom Line


Overall, I really enjoyed this bottle of Agave Boom Prickly Pear Tequila. I think it’s a fun, delicious flavored spirit that doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it actually is. It’s a good choice for casual gatherings, when you’re trying to spice up a simple cocktail with a unique fruity flavor.

It’s consistent, smooth, and makes a pretty decent conversation starter! If that sounds like what you’re looking for, I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle of Agave Boom Prickly Pear.

As always, drink responsibly.

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