10 Tequila-Spiked Recipes You Must Try

on July 1, 2015

Tequila-Lime Habanero Chicken Kabobs

Marinating chicken (or any other protein) in tequila and citrus juice will add tangy zest while making the meat perfectly tender. This recipe adds habanero for tons of spice, but go easy on the pepper if you can't handle the heat!

Get the recipe: Tequila-Lime Habanero Chicken Kabobs

Chili Lime Tequila Popcorn

Popcorn earns its rep as a snacking favorite, in part, because of how easy it is to flavor it any way you'd like. In this recipe, fluffy kernels are blanketed with a tequila, lime and jalapeu00f1o-infused butter. Consider it your new go-to movie snack.

Get the recipe: Chili Lime Tequila Popcorn

Margarita Ice Pops

This dessert combines classic margarita goodness (tequila included) with incredible ease and convenience. Start with store-bought lime pops and you'll be on your way t an adult-friendly frozen snack in no time.

Get the recipe: Margarita Ice Pops

Tequila Shrimp

Give your shrimp a swim in tequila before cooking them up to create flavor that you can't get from anything else. They'll be perfect for tacos, fajitas or simple rice and beans.

Get the recipe: Tequila Shrimp

Grilled Pineapple Mango Salsa

Every salsa needs acid, but instead of relying on vinegar, this recipe gets the perfect balance of brightness with tequila. The flavors meld perfectly as soon as you toss the ingredients together, but it's even better after a day or two.

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Steamed Clams with Chorizo and Tequila

In this recipe, the classic chorizo and seafood combo is elevated with a good douse of tequila.

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Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

Tequila goes great with Mexican food, so it's no surprise that tequila also goes great in Mexican food. Marinate your chicken before popping it on the grill and make your fajitas restaurant-worthy.

Get a recipe: Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

Texas Tequila Milkshake

You had us at "tequila" and "milkshake."

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Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Tequila and lime join forces again-this time in a dessert. The creamy cheesecake provides the perfect, sweet canvas for the tangy duo, producing a result that's almost like a creamy, dessert margarita you eat with a fork.

Get the recipe: Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Tequila Spiked Guacamole

Guacamole is one of those dishes that's perfect as is, but swapping the lime juice for tequila definitely takes it to the next level. Try it spiked, and you'll never go back.

Get the recipe: Tequila Spiked Guacamole