Margarita Desserts And A Lime Shortage

Pull up a chair and let me get you a margarita, or at least some awesome margarita desserts!

Over forty fabulous recipes for margarita desserts

Am I the only one who is a bit freaked out that May is knocking on the door?  Where the heck did April go?   May is always so crazy with the end of the school year, I’m just not ready for it!  Heck, I kind of reject it.  But one thing that I am completely ready for – Cinco De Mayo!  Living in Arizona, Mexican food has always been a big part of our culture.  When I was a kid, I remember my Grandma making great big batches of tacos for family get togethers, if we went out to eat it was usually for Mexican food, and to this day my brother and I both always vote for tacos when my mom invites us over for dinner.    As I’ve grown older, I’ve fallen in love with one more delight… the margarita.


I’ve never been much of a drinker, but I have one drink I do love – and that is a nice (preferably frozen) salty margarita.   The combo of sweet and sour and salty – love it.   And lucky for us, those flavors translate extremely well into dessert, with or without the tequila.   With Cinco De Mayo days away, some margarita inspired desserts seem appropriate.   Then again, I pretty much always think margaritas are appropriate.

Now, I’m trying not to freak out over an apparent lime shortage that is going on.  Yes, there appears to be a lime shortage.  With actual news outlets like the Wall Street Journal and New York Times even talking about it.

There is a lime shortage going on - hold on to your margaritas!

I thought I was safe from the lime shortage, given my Dad has a lime tree that has always been a big lime bounty, but word just in is that it too is looking pretty poor.   There is a lime shortage people!   Thankfully I’ve yet to hear about an agave or salt shortage.   At that point, we should probably all panic.  For now, I’m in the moderately worried zone.  Should I start some new hashtags?   #savethelimes #limeanxiety #limehoarding  #longlivelime  wait, now I am starting to panic!

Margarita Inspired Dessert Collection Full Of Great Margarita Flavored Desserts

So how about we take a deep breath and put this whole lime shortage thing aside, and take a look at some awesome dessert recipes that are inspired by margaritas and full of fabulous lime flavor.   I’ll start with a few of my own contributions…

Margarita Cookies With Salty Sweet Glaze
These are a delicious shortbread style cookie with just enough lime flavor
to make them interesting, but not overpower them.  Great for a Cinco De Mayo Party!

Margarita Cookie RecipeMargarita Pie With A Pretzel Crust
This is quite possibly one of my favorite desserts EVER.  And I am
a dedicated chocolate dessert lover, but this is absolutely amazing.  And easy!

Margarita Pie With A Pretzel Crust.  One of the best desserts I've ever had, perfect for Cinco De Mayo.Margarita Cupcakes With Tequila Glaze And Lime Frosting
So yummy!  You can skip the tequila glaze if it’s not your thing.

Margarita Cupcake Recipe And in case you need an actual margarita recipe, I’ve got one of those as well.

Easy Margarita Recipe

Now let’s see how other bakers, cooks and bloggers are
working margarita flavor into their desserts!

Margarita Push Up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore at Amy Atlas Events

Margarita Push Up PopsMargarita Bars By Kitchen Confidante

Margarita BarsStrawberry Margarita Cupcakes From Cook Like A Champion

Strawberry Margarita CupcakesCinco De Mayo Margarita Cake from Recipe Girl

Margarita CakeMargarita Cakes by Lani Cakes at Tucson Citizen

Margarita CakeMargarita Frosting Shots by Keep It Sweet Desserts

Margarita Frosting ShotsFrozen Key Lime Margarita Squares By Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

Margarita SquaresMargarita Tarts By A Couple Cooks

Margarita TartsMargarita Sandwich Cookies From Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Margarita Sandwich CookiesCreamy Margarita Popsicles From Host The Toast

Creamy Margarita Popsicles Margarita Popsicles From The Endless Meal

Margarita Popsicle Margarita Bars From The Baker Chick

Margarita BarsMini Margarita Cheesecakes From Spiced

Margarita CheesecakesWhite Chocolate Margarita Blondies From Natural Noshing

Margarita BlondiesMargarita Macaroons From What’s Cooking With Ruthie

Margarita MacaroonsMargarita Chex Mix From Cupcake Project

Margarita Chex MixMargarita Cake Ball Truffles From The Kitchen Is My Playground

Margarita Cake Ball TrufflesLow Carb Gluten Free Frozen Margarita Pie From All Day I Dream About Food

Low Carb Gluten Free Margarita PieLime Tequila Coconut Fudge From The Sweet Chick

Tequila Lime Coconut FudgeMargarita Cookies From The Baked Equation

Margarita Cookie RecipeMargarita Cupcakes From The Brown Eyed Baker

Margarita CupcakesNo Bake Margarita Pie From Celebrations

Mini No Bake Margarita PieWatermelon Margarita Cupcakes From Cooking With Curls

Watermelon Margarita CupcakesNo Bake Margarita Cheesecake From City Mom

No Bake Margarita CheesecakeBoozy Margarita Cupcakes From The Slow Roasted Italian

Boozy Margarita CupcakesLime Coconut Rice Krispie Treats With Tequila

Lime Coconut Rice Krispie Treats With TequilaMargarita Lime Cookies From Bakingdom

Margarita Lime CookiesFrozen Margarita Pie Bars From Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen

Margarita Pie BarsKey Lime Margarita Cheesecake Cake From Wicked Good Kitchen

Margarita Cheesecake CakeMargarita Cupcakes From I Am Baker

Margarita CupcakesMargarita Cake From Betty Crocker

Margarita Cake RecipeNo Bake Margarita Cheesecake Freezes From Tracey’s Culinary Adventures

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake FreezesBaked Margarita Donuts From Margaritas In The Rain

Baked Margarita DonutsMargarita Cake With Sugar Cookie Crust From Gottaget Baked

Margarita BarsMargarita Ice Cream From La Bella Cook

Margarita Ice CreamPossibly the most epic Margarita Cupcakes ever, from Recipe Girl

Tequila Shot Margarita CupcakesSuper cute margarita party styling over at Amy Atlas Events

Margarita Party StylingCabo Wabo Cake Pops From Her Bold Events
Unfortunately no recipe – but a super cute idea!

Cabo Wabo Cake PopsCheers!  Now somebody tell me that lime shortage was either a bad dream or is over!

Margarita Flavored Desserts


  1. says

    Wow! Such an impressive roundup of Margarita dessert recipes, Christi! Thank you ever so much for sharing this essential roundup for Cinco de Mayo with your readers and for including my Key Lime Margarita Cheesecake Cake. Have a fabulous Cinco de Mayo!

  2. says

    Whaaaaaat?! A lime shortage?! Say it ain’t so! I’d better stock up and make as many of these fabulous margarita inspired recipes asap. This is one incredible line-up and I’m so honoured that you included my margarita cake with sugar cookie crust! I seriously want to eat everything on this list.

  3. says

    This lime shortage is really cramping my style, especially after seeing all these gorgeous recipes! Thanks for including my strawberry margarita cupcakes! PS – I like #savethelimes 😉

  4. says

    Noooooo, say it isn’t so!! A lime shortage, that is just out of the question. Thank you so much for including my Watermelon Margarita Cupcakes in your amazing collection!! With so many yummy treats to try, I better go buy limes before they disappear! :(

    • says

      Lisa, I’m happy to report that Trader Joe’s appeared to have plenty of limes yesterday at reasonable prices. On the small size, but I am able to keep the panic at bay. For now. :)

  5. says

    So honoured to be included in this fabulous and timely round up! You have gathered a fantastic list and my goal is to try each and every one of these this summer! Thanks again 😉

  6. says

    Christi! Thank you so much for including for margarita cheesecakes in this list. There are so many great ideas here…I’d better go get started to get them all done before tomorrow!!

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