11 Tequila Recipes To Celebrate National Tequila Day, Because A Margarita By Itself Just Won't Cut It

Raise your glass, because National Tequila Day is upon us, and if there's anything the holiday guarantees it's that there will be tequila aplenty in all its glorious forms — from premium pours to the well variety, consumed neat, mixed, or margarita'd. Whether you pair your tequila with Sangrita or with lime and salt, consider your stomach between shots. It's possible to stay nourished and satiated, without straying from the drink of the day, with these delectable recipes using tequila. Never underestimate this star ingredient.

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by Dacy Knight

Corn Cakes With Sautéed Shrimp And Tequila Lime Cream Sauce

Consider this savory snack by Cooking For Keeps a little amuse-bouche to invigorate the palate before the real round up of tequila dishes and drinks.

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Chicken Tequila Burgers

No tequila gets lost in translation with this chicken burger upgrade. Recipe creator Cara’s Cravings reassures, “I was a little nervous that the tequila flavor wouldn’t come through, but it certainly did.”

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Margarita Lime Cake

You can have your margarita and eat margarita cake too with this sweet and sour concoction from Pastry Affair. Tequila isn’t just baked into the “cocktail cake” but is actually “soaked into the finished product,” ensuring bold margarita gusto.

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Tequila Soaked Watermelon Salsa On Mahi Mahi Tacos

This tequila soaked watermelon salsa by Half Baked Harvest deserves its own hashtag. Make extra, and have it elevate every chip you eat today.

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Chipotle & Tequila Cheese Fondue

Fondue is always a do, especially when tequila is involved. Food & Style recommends a reposado tequila or a mezcal for the recipe to make sure the tequila taste isn’t drowned out by the cheese. And the recommended drink pairing? Tequila shots. No surprise here.

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Grilled Tequila Shrimp Salad

For a lighter but just as zesty option to keep you fueled through your day, Pass The Sushi suggests this tequila shrimp salad. You can also serve with tequila lime vinaigrette to really drive the message home.

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Tequila Glazed Grilled Chicken

Give your glazed chicken more than a little kick with “this grilled masterpiece” by Prevention RD.

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Apple-Walnut Crisps With Tequila

Put an adult twist on a childhood favorite with these tequila-infused crisps from Food & Style.

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BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas With Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa

This recipe by Half Baked Harvest doubles


margarita intake for a truly tequila-fied tostada experience.

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Tequila-Lime Berry Crisp

For a sweet treat that really says summer, this booze-infused dessert does the trick. The Crepes of Wrath promises that “the lime zest and juice helps give it a margarita-y (yep) vibe.”

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Tequila Sunrise Ice Pops

When National Tequila Day winds down, the only thing better than a sunset is a tequila sunrise. Cool down and cleanse your palate with these alcohol-infused ice pops brought to you by Food Fanatic.

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