8 Unique Ways to Cook with Tequila to Celebrate National Tequila Day!

Margarita Cheesecake via Babble

Did you know today is National Tequila Day? In our house that usually occurs around May 5th but apparently there are other days to celebrate. The cool thing about tequila is that it can be used for so many cool things in addition to just drinking it. Yes, there are many ways to make margaritas, but there are also ways to make delicious vinaigrettes, sauces, and much much more! Enjoy some of these delicious tequila-based recipes and find a new way to enjoy your favorite drink.


  • Apple Walnut Crisps with Tequila 1 of 8
    Apple Walnut Crisps with Tequila
    Forget about adding rum to your next dessert and try tequila instead. Using tequila in this treat will give it a refreshing tang that adds a whole new dimension to this classic dessert.
    Make apple walnut crisp tequila
  • Avocado Mango Salad with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette 2 of 8
    Avocado Mango Salad with Tequila Lime Vinaigrette
    Avocados and mangoes are already delicious, but their flavors really get enhanced with an awesome tequila lime vinaigrette! This versatile vinaigrette would also be delicious tossed with a green salad, drizzled over tacos, or tossed with pineapple and watermelon.
    Make avocado mango salad with tequila lime vinaigrette
  • Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila 3 of 8
    Fondue with Chipotle and Tequila
    Why not spruce up your fondue with a kick of tequila and pinch of chipotle? Everyone will love the surprising new twist on their favorite group dinner!
    Make fondue with chipotle and tequila
  • Tequila Fish Tacos 4 of 8
    Tequila Fish Tacos
    These awesome fish tacos are flavored with just a touch of tequila. It really gives them a festive feel!
    Make tequila fish tacos
  • Steak with Mushroom Tequila Sauce 5 of 8
    Steak with Mushroom Tequila Sauce
    This terrific steak dinner is spruced up with the addition of tequila to the rich sauce. Enjoy the sweet tang it lends to the earthy mushrooms; it is like nothing else you've ever tasted.
    Make steak with mushroom tequila sauce
  • Tequila Lime Chicken 6 of 8
    Tequila Lime Chicken
    This awesome tequila lime chicken is perfect for grilling up on a week night. The tequila makes a terrific marinade ingredient because it helps tenderize the meat.
    Make tequila lime chicken
  • More Ways to Cook with Tequila 7 of 8
    More Ways to Cook with Tequila
    Are you interested in learning about more ways to cook with tequila?
    Check out these recipes that all call for cooking with tequila in unique and delicious ways!
  • Margarita Cheesecake 8 of 8
    Margarita Cheesecake
    Give your next cheesecake a margarita twist by infusing it with delicious tequila! Everyone will love how their festive drink turns into a delicious dessert.
    Make a margarita cheesecake

 Top Photo: Laura Levy

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