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11 Recipes That Use Tequila

Tequila is good for more than just margaritas, and these entree, appetizer, cocktail and dessert recipes prove it. Salud!

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Tequila Lime Shrimp Zoodles

Shrimp and zucchini noodles are cooked in a potent sauce made of tequila and lime in this flavorful, low-carb dish.

Serve up these recipes with zucchini noodles, too.

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Tequila-Poached Pears

You might not expect tequila to be present in a dessert, but it combines with pear nectar to make a delicious treat.
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Tequila Lime Flaming Cheese DipCourtesy of The Cookie Rookie

Tequila Lime Flaming Cheese Dip

There’s so much to love about this spicy dip from The Cookie Rookie. Not only is it packed with cheese, chiles and spices, but the presentation couldn’t be more dazzling!

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Tequila-Lime Fruit Salad

Tequila adds to the refreshment factor provided by this colorful and simple side dish.

Add boozy flavor to your entire meal with these recipes that call for a splash of liquor.

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Tequila-Spiked Carnitas

Shredded pork shoulder gets a boost from a splash of tequila, making this dish ideal for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta.
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Tequila Lime PieCourtesy of House of Yumm

Tequila Lime Pie

Most people love a cream pie, and this version from House of Yumm boasts the flavors of both tequila and lime. Some sweetened whipped cream on top and a buttery graham cracker base complete the treat.

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Summertime Tea with Tequila

Iced tea is a go-to beverage during the hot days of summer, and this batch is extra special thanks to the addition of some tequila.

Check out more delicious mixers for tequila.

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Margarita Granita with Spicy Shrimp

The best thing to cool down your mouth after eating some chipotle-dusted shrimp is this icy and boozy granita.
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Tequila Lime Cheesecake BarsCourtesy of Sweet Peas and Saffron

Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

This creamy cheesecake from Sweet Peas and Saffron is laced with plenty of tequila and flecked with lime; it couldn’t be more appropriate for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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Tequila Vinaigrette with Greens

Truly enjoy your greens by dressing them with a sauce made with tequila, citrus juices and honey.
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Fresh Lime Margaritas

You can’t go wrong with this classic! Don’t forget the salted rim.

Get our step-by-step instructions for how to make margaritas.

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.