For Cinco de Mayo…. A Holiday Special

tequila recipes

Tequila Recipes

It’s not just for drinking anymore 

Tequila Shrimp

This one can be a little scary but it’s very cool. Super festive!


  • 1 1/2 lb peeled and cleaned shrimp
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 c white tequila
  • 3/4 c crema or sour cream
  • 1 scallion sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp oil


  1. Mix lime juice, honey and oil in a bowl
  2. Marinate shrimp for 1-2 hrs in the mixture
  3. It’s easiest to use a big ziplock bag
  4.  Heat the butter in a large skillet with high edges until it’s frothy
  5. Sauté shrimp for 3-5 min until pink
  6. Add the tequila   If you are feeling adventurous, flame it with a long match, if not get someone brave to do it Be very careful
  7. Allow the flame to burn out
  8. Toss with the crema and serve with rice or pasta

Tequila Marinade for Drumsticks and Wings

Great for summer grilling or the oven


  • For 1 recipe 6 pieces of drumsticks or wings
  • You can multiply the recipe
  • 1 1/2 c peach preserves
  • 2 Tbsp crushed chile peppers
  • 1/3 c white tequila


  1. Mix the ingredients and heat on a medium flame for about 10-12 min
  2. Let it cool for a few min
  3. Roll each piece of chicken in the marinade to coat
  4. Bake at 350 for about an hour until crispy or grill
  5. Sweet and spicy. It’s a good one.

And for the sweet tooth… White chocolate Lime Tequila Bars


  • 2 c crushed graham crackers
  • 3/4 c melted butter
  • 1/3 c white tequila
  • 1/2 c lime juice
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 bag melted white chocolate to drizzle


  1. Heat oven to 350
  2. Mix 1 1/4 c graham cracker crumbs with butter
  3. Press into a 3×9 baking pan
  4. Bake for 15 min. Or until golden
  5. Whisk yolks, tequila, lime juice, and condensed milk in a big bowl
  6. Mix the egg whites and sugar with a mixer until they form soft peaks
  7. Fold that gently into the liquid mix
  8. Spread over crust
  9. Cover with remaining crumb mix
  10. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs
  11. Then melt the chocolate and drizzle on top.


Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Enjoy your tequila.

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