Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters – layered with a salty sweet pretzel crumb, lime flavored cheesecake filling, and strawberry curd. Add a little Patron to to make this an adult version and you have a yummy little bite to serve guests for dessert!

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

Remember that Strawberry Curd I shared with you last week? Well here is a perfect recipe to use that in! It’s not too early to think about making these for Cinco de Mayo. Before you know it, that day will be here! If you’re like me, the days fly by so fast that before you know it, we are on top of a date and not ready for it.

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

I used Splenda to sweeten my cheesecake filling for this particular dessert. I also wanted to make it a sweet/sour bite so I used 3 ounces of lime juice as well as added lime zest and a little Patron to the cheesecake filling.

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

Grumpy was waiting at the wings ready to jump right in and devour one of these treats. I think it was because he saw the Patron sitting on the counter. Ha!

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

Grumpy suggested to use sugar instead of salt on the rim of the dish and I have to agree it was definitely the right choice. The pretzels add enough salt and the lime adds enough zing. Sugar on the rim strikes the perfect balance!

Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters

So go ahead, make these up for your next party! You don’t have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to get here to enjoy these.

I’m curious, would you make any changes to this recipe? I thought it was pretty yummy as was, but would consider a graham cracker crumble also. I might even make it a daiquiri recipe and use rum instead of tequila!


Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Shooters
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 6 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 shot tequila (I used Patron)
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute, such as Splenda
  • [url href=””]Strawberry Curd[/url]
  • 1 cup pretzels, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute, such as Splenda
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  1. In large mixing bowl, using hand mixer, blend cream cheese, lime juice, lime zest, tequila, and sour cream until well combined and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Crush pretzels into fine crumbs. Stir in sugar substitute and lime zest. Stir in melted butter, mixing well until pretzels have a “damp” look.
Serving size: 1 shooter Calories: 149 Fat: 10 Carbohydrates: 14 Sugar: 1 Sodium: 196 Fiber: 0 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 18
Nutrition facts are only a guide, calculated using MyFitnessPal

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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. Megan Marlowe March 17, 2016 at 10:06 am - Reply

    this dessert is everything I love! Strawberries, salty pretzels, lime and tequila- oh yes! Will be making SOON!

  2. Peter @ Feed Your Soul Too March 17, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Super cute. Love each of the layers.

  3. Sara March 17, 2016 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, This is like a dream come true! So yummy!

  4. Nichole Crews March 17, 2016 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    I’ll take two please! Gorgeous photos!

  5. Rebekah | Kitchen Gidget March 17, 2016 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness this looks incredible! Genius using salty pretzels instead of graham cracker crumbs. I definitely have to check out that strawberry curd!!

  6. Vicky @ AvocadoPesto March 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    These are gorgeous and my favorite drink of all time is the margarita so I already know I will love these!

  7. Christine | Vermilion Roots March 17, 2016 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    This is so impressive to serve at a party. I think it will be a hit!

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  9. Anna @ Healthoop March 22, 2016 at 9:51 am - Reply

    In summer, this dish is very suitable. Even, using this dish in parties is quite proper. I think my family will like this dish. Thanks the author!

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