Margarita Treats You Can Eat

Jicama and Belgian Endive Salad with Tequila-Orange Vinaigrette
Margaritas aren't just for happy hour! Try these tequila-infused Mexican recipes for cupcakes, grilled chicken, mini apple pies, and more to make any hour of the day more spirited.

Margarita Cupcakes

Sure, the ingredient list looks a bit long, but trust us: You definitely want to give these cupcakes a shot. Since they start with boxed white cake mix and vanilla instant pudding, the hands-on time is tiny—while the enjoyment factor once you take a bite is jumbo-size!

Strawberry Margarita Jam

Margarita mainstays tequila, triple sec, and lime all make an appearance in this delicious summer spread. Top a scoop of frozen yogurt or a slice of pound cake with a spoonful or two, or for a complete Tex-Mex-inspired experience, drizzle it over flan or fried ice cream.

Orange-Tequila Lime Shanks

Talk about a show-stopping supper! Stew lamb shanks in a sauce of chicken broth, tequila, and wine (why not?!) for a dinner party stunner that practically falls off the bone the moment you touch it with your fork.

Strawberry Margarita Dessert Sauce

Magical things happen when you combine strawberries, limes, sugar, and tequila—just ask any bartender! But if you're craving another fruit, this same recipe would taste incredible with blueberries, raspberries, or peaches, too.

Tequila Shrimp Nachos

For most moist and tender seafood, stir together a marinade of two parts citrus juice (here, we call for OJ) and one part tequila. After 15 minutes, you’re ready to grill! Toss with fresh veggies, top with a tequila vinaigrette, and serve with tortilla chips for a light, refreshing, and slightly spiked summer starter.

Tequila-Spiked Apple Empanadas

Lime and tequila both flavor the apple empanada filling, but the real star of this sweet and spicy recipe is the tequila- and cayenne-infused icing. It’s like a jalapeno margarita in drizzly dessert form!

Margarita Cocktail Cubes

Are you team strawberry or team lime when it comes to your margaritas? Since there's no wrong answer to that question, you can start with either flavor of gelatin to make these grown-up shots.

Margarita Fajitas with Lime Salsa

Mixing up margs? Then you most likely have everything you need to marinate the chicken for these fiesta-worthy fajitas (tequila, lime juice, salt, and pepper). Serve with a side of pineapple-black bean salsa so diners can top their grilled chicken fajitas with a little—or a lot.

Watermelon Margarita Pops

Before and after freezing these all-natural watermelon pops, drizzle with a mix of orange juice and zest, tequila, and sugar. The only other step? A sprinkle of salt, naturally!

Jicama and Belgian Endive with Orange Margarita Vinaigrette

Getting your five-a-day is painless when you top a serving or two of fruits and veggies with a cocktail-style vinaigrette. Serve with endive, jicama, and orange slices, or try the same dressing with a South-of-the-Border salad.

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