Though you can’t go wrong with Classic Margarita, tequila can do more than spike your favorite cocktail. Tequila adds powerful flavor to sweet and savory dishes, alike. In honor of National Tequila Day, we’re sharing our favorite ways to Cook With Tequila.


This gorgeous Grilled Peach-and-Mozzarella Salad is drizzled with a tequila-spiked cumin-lime vinaigrette. To prepare the dressing, use a food processor to mix peaches, green onions, honey, ground cumin, chili powder, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and, of course, tequila.

Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro
Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

The flavors of tequila, lime juice, mayonnaise, green onions, sugar, salt, and cilantro blend flawlessly in this Tequila Slaw with Lime and Cilantro. Enjoy the slaw in tacos or served it with barbecue chicken, flank steak, or burgers! Speaking of burgers, these Grilled Chicken Tequila Burgers are definitely worth trying.


This 4-ingredient Margarita Marinade shares the tart, sweet, and salty flavors of a margarita. The marinade enhances the taste of chicken wings, grilled pork, and flank steak. All you need is tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and salt!


In this Grilled Chicken Thighs with Ancho-Tequila Glaze recipe, the chicken is brushed with a glaze of amber agave syrup, tequila, hot sauce, butter, lime juice, and crushed red pepper as it grills. The result is simply mouthwatering.


For a tequila twist on ice cream pie, try this fabulously fruity Spiked Strawberry-Lime Ice-Cream Pie. The pie crust is made with pretzel twists, butter, and sugar. To make the strawberry ice cream filling, fold the strawberry mixture, limemade concentrate, tequila, and orange liqueur into the ice cream until it’s well blended. Freeze the pie for about 3 hours before serving. Other tequila-infused desserts include Tequila-Key Lime Meringue Pie, Berries with Tequila Cream, and Tequila-Lime-Coconut Macaroon Bars. What are you waiting for? Mix up a batch of your favorite margaritas and get cooking to celebrate National Tequila Day!