Delicious Tequila-Spiked Recipes

Tequila isn’t just for drinking, so when it is too brisk for a chilled margarita, weave the agave spirit into your cooking. Check out our favorite tequila-spiked recipes for inspiration.
By Ashley Wiggins

This article has been posted with permission and originally appeared as 10 Tequila-Spiked Recipes You Must Try on Relish

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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! Find the recipe here.

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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, crunchy kernels are blanketed with a tequila, lime and jalapeño-infused butter. Consider it your new go-to movie snack. Find the recipe here.

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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. Find the recipe here.

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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. Find the recipe here.

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Steamed Clams with Chorizo and Tequila

In this recipe, the classic chorizo and seafood combo is elevated with a healthy dose of tequila. Find the recipe here.

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Tequila-Lime Chicken Fajitas

Tequila cocktails go great with Mexican food, so it’s no surprise that tequila also goes great when cooked into Mexican food. Marinate your chicken before popping it on the grill and make your fajitas restaurant-grade. Find the recipe here.

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Texas Tequila Milkshake

You had us at “tequila” and “milkshake.” This is one creamy delight. Find the recipe here.

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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. Find the recipe here.

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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. Find the recipe here.

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