Cactus Reposado

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Dry Land Distillers Cactus is an authentic, unique spirit distilled from native prickly pear cactus. We use a process similar to Mezcal, smoking the cactus over a mesquite wood fire to create an earthy, smoky, and complex spirit. It pairs wonderfully with citrus, seafood, chiles, and strong, spicy flavors. It is the perfect spirit to elevate classic cocktails such as palomas, margaritas, and mules. ~42% ABV.
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Tasting notes

Tasting notes


Cherry wood smoke, brown sugar


Sweet plantain, cream soda, clover


Pipe tobacco, earth

Points of distinction

Original Ingredients

Prickly Pear Cactus – Native prickly pear cactus pads are smoked over a mesquite fire for 48 hours to merge the rich, earthy notes of the cactus with the complex bitterness of wood smoke. In season, fresh cactus fruit is added to boost the natural sugar content.

Raw Cane Sugar - Cactus pads have seasonal variations in sugar content. Raw cane sugar balances the sugar content of each mash, particularly when cactus fruit is out of season.

Pure Colorado Water – Our water comes from one of the most protected and highest quality native water basins in the country.

Champagne Yeast –We rely on a traditional champagne yeast to ferment our cactus. The clean flavor profile of the yeast highlights the subtle earthy sweet notes of the cactus.

Distilling process

Distillation Process

Dry Land Distillers Cactus spirit originates with fresh cut prickly pear cactus pads. We slice the cactus lengthwise into strips and smoke it over a low temperature mesquite fire for 24 – 48 hours. We shred the cactus using a wood chipper and cook it at moderate temperatures in our mash tun. If fresh cactus fruit is in season, we add it to the mash for a boost of sugar; if not, we balance the sugar content with raw cane sugar. The cactus wash is fermented for approximately seven days before distillation in our custom pot still.

Our silver Cactus spirit is proofed down and bottled straight from the still.

Dry Land Reposado Cactus is aged in new or used charred oak barrels for a minimum of 6 months before bottling.

Featured Cocktail Recipe

Reposado Old Fashioned


  • 2 oz. Dry Land Distillers Cactus Reposado
    1/8- 1/4 oz. Agave Syrup
    4 drops Citrus Bitters
    Lime Twist Garnish


  • 1
    Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with a generous scoop of ice for 15 seconds.
  • 2
    Double strain over a large rock into a small rocks glass and top with a lime twist.
  • 3
    Feel free to wipe rim with the twist before topping the cocktail.

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