Pull up a chair and let me get you a margarita, or at least some awesome 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.
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!
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 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 Cupcakes With Tequila Glaze And Lime Frosting
So yummy! You can skip the tequila glaze if it’s not your thing.
And in case you need an actual margarita recipe, I’ve got one of those as well.
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 Bars By Kitchen Confidante
Strawberry Margarita Cupcakes From Cook Like A Champion
Cinco De Mayo Margarita Cake from Recipe Girl
Margarita Cakes by Lani Cakes at Tucson Citizen
Margarita Frosting Shots by Keep It Sweet Desserts
Frozen Key Lime Margarita Squares By Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Margarita Tarts By A Couple Cooks
Margarita Sandwich Cookies From Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
Creamy Margarita Popsicles From Host The Toast
Margarita Popsicles From The Endless Meal
Margarita Bars From The Baker Chick
Mini Margarita Cheesecakes From Spiced
White Chocolate Margarita Blondies From Natural Noshing
Margarita Macaroons From What’s Cooking With Ruthie
Margarita Chex Mix From Cupcake Project
Margarita Cake Ball Truffles From The Kitchen Is My Playground
Low Carb Gluten Free Frozen Margarita Pie From All Day I Dream About Food
Lime Tequila Coconut Fudge From The Sweet Chick
Margarita Cookies From The Baked Equation
Margarita Cupcakes From The Brown Eyed Baker
No Bake Margarita Pie From Celebrations
Watermelon Margarita Cupcakes From Cooking With Curls
No Bake Margarita Cheesecake From City Mom
Boozy Margarita Cupcakes From The Slow Roasted Italian
Lime Coconut Rice Krispie Treats With Tequila
Margarita Lime Cookies From Bakingdom
Frozen Margarita Pie Bars From Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen
Key Lime Margarita Cheesecake Cake From Wicked Good Kitchen
Margarita Cupcakes From I Am Baker
Margarita Cake From Betty Crocker
No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Freezes From Tracey’s Culinary Adventures
Baked Margarita Donuts From Margaritas In The Rain
Margarita Cake With Sugar Cookie Crust From Gottaget Baked
Margarita Ice Cream From La Bella Cook
Possibly the most epic Margarita Cupcakes ever, from Recipe Girl
Super cute margarita party styling over at Amy Atlas Events
Cabo Wabo Cake Pops From Her Bold Events
Unfortunately no recipe – but a super cute idea!
Cheers! Now somebody tell me that lime shortage was either a bad dream or is over!
Carole @The Sweet Chick says
Thanks for the great roundup and including my two recipes. I hope you get your limes!
David @ spiced 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!!
You are very welcome David!
Marisa @MargaritasInTheRain says
Aww, thanks for including me in your roundup, Christi! Wishing you a fabulous Cinco!
Marisa, of course, how could I not include you! 🙂 XOXO
Kelly @ City Mom 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 😉
Lisa @ Cooking with Curls 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! 🙁
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. 🙂
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 😉
Nancy @ gottagetbaked 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.
Melissa Barbakoff says
Hey lady! ! Thank you so much for sharing my recipe! !!
Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies says
What a great collection of margarita recipes. there are so many of these that I have to try — especially those margarita macaroons! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Stacy | wicked good kitchen 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!
You are so welcome Stacy! 🙂 Now if we can just find limes – seriously, a lime shortage, who would have thought???