20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Tequila and Lime. Those two ingredients are a match made in heaven. Add to it a little sugar along with some other ingredients to make a dessert and you have some amazing and unique recipes. Today, in preparation for Cinco de Mayo, I am sharing with you some of the best recipes I have found on the internet and bring to you 20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Think Margarita Cake-and-Jello Shots (OMG Amazing!) or Strawberry Margarita Funnel Cake with Key Lime Curd and Tequila Soaked Strawberries! Oh those words (and photos) just make me fall in love all over again with Tequila!

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

The recipe that inspired me to do this roundup are these Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters.  Delicious layers of sweet and salty pretzel crumbs, strawberry curd, and tangy no-bake tequila lime cheesecake filling. So delicious that you may want more than just one shooter! These are perfect little party desserts!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Speaking of parties, what’s a party without cake and jello shots? The next party I attend (or host) I will be bringing these Margarita Cake-and-Jello Shots from The Kitchen is my Playground. No doubt about it!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Strawberry Margarita Funnel Cake  from Melanie Makes had  me at first sight. If ever I was going to break my diet, it would be for this recipe! Crispy funnel cake, lime curd drizzle and tequila soaked strawberries. I say let’s have a house party and make funnel cake!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

If you must have your cake and jello separate, then have a stylish birthday party with these fancy Margarita Cupcakes from Renee over at Renee’s Kitchen Adventure. I love how piled high that frosting is and how she has decorated her cakes! She can make these for my birthday anytime!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

I cannot resist a bundt cake, and if you make it with tequila and lime then I’m all over that baby. The frosting catches your eye and draws you right in. Lemons for Lulu knew what she was doing when she made this Tequila Lime Bundt Cake – the king of cakes!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Need to get your icy tequila dessert kick on? Well look no further than these Spicy Tequila Sunrise Popsicles found over at Floating Kitchen! Jalapeno, Tequila and Orange Juice with a splash of grenadine come together in these amazing popsicles that I know I would become enamored with. After all, I AM the sweet heat girl!

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Speaking of Cake, I came across several cupcake recipes that looked and sounded too good to pass up! They all look fabulous, but that Pink Cadillac Margarita Cupcake has a pretty catchy name!

7. Margarita Cupcakes from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

8. Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes from Lauren over at From Gate to Plate

9. Margarita Cupcakes with Margarita Buttercream from The Kitchen is my Playground

10. Pink Cadillac Margartia Cupcakes from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Tequila is just a natural ingredient when your’re making cheesecake, don’t you think? I know these ladies had the right idea!

11. Margarita Cheesecake from That Skinny Chick can bake

12. Mini Margarita Cheesecakes from Chocolate Moosey

13. Margarita Cheesecake Bars from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Tequila in cookies, brownies and Pie (chocolate at that)!

14. Margarita Cookies from Noshing with the Nolands

15. Mexican Brownies with Tequila Lime Buttercream from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen

16. Coconut Margarita Cookies from Real Housemoms

17. Mexican Chocolate Tart with Tequila in a Saltine-Graham Cracker Crust from ¡HOLA! JALAPEÑO

20 Delicious Dessert Recipes with Tequila

Last, but far from least, are icy desserts. Great for cooling off on those hot days!

18.  Watermelon, Lime, and Tequila Granita from Sidewalk Shoes

19. Watermelon Lemonade Margarita Popsicles from Chocolate Moosey

20. Frozen Key Lime Margarita Squares from Dinner, Dishes, & Dessert

What would be your choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo? I’d love to know if you have any tried and true dessert recipes with Tequila!


About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Felesha March 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Everything looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try that bundt cake!!

  2. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion March 31, 2016 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I never thought that we can do so much with tequila. Great collection of recipes!

  3. Sara March 31, 2016 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    OOh! This round up is filled with great ideas for a little special weekend treat!

  4. Laura | Wandercooks April 1, 2016 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Oh my god how did I never think of this before haha. Amazing recipe ideas here! I think I’ll be starting with the Margarita Cake-and-Jello Shots!

  5. Cindys Recipes and Writings April 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Thanks for including my recipe in the great line up!

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