Key Lime Pie Margarita

Fire up your blender, because this slushy, frozen Key Lime Pie Margarita is a must-try for cocktail night! It's an ultra-easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth during happy hour using simple ingredients like fresh Key lime juice, sugar, blanco tequila and clear orange-flavored liqueur. Refreshing, balanced in flavor and beautiful in presentation, it'll make you want to savor every sip!
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours 15 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Key lime wedge
  • 1/4 cup fresh Key lime juice
  • 3/4 cup blanco tequila
  • 1/3 cup clear orange-flavored liqueur
  • 4 cups ice cubes
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1/2 cup sugar and the water to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Transfer to container. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 45 minutes.
  2. In small bowl, stir together remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the salt. Spread mixture onto a small plate. Rub outside rim of each cocktail glass with lime wedge to moisten; roll in sugar mixture to coat rim of glass.
  3. In blender, place chilled sugar syrup, Key lime juice, tequila, orange-flavored liqueur and ice cubes. Cover and blend until slushy. Pour into rimmed glasses.

Expert Tips

  • Garnish the rim of your margarita glass with a slice, also called a "wheel," of Key lime.
  • Blanco tequila is an unaged tequila with a more assertive taste than smoother, aged tequilas. Blanco tequila is great for cocktails because it stands up well to the other flavors in a mixed drink.
  • We used Key limes to make this Key Lime Pie Margarita instead of the more standard Persian limes. Key limes are smaller in size and less tart in flavor than Persian limes, but they can be used interchangeably in a pinch.
  • Some orange-flavored liqueurs are available in vibrant colors, but we recommend choosing one that is clear in color to make this Key Lime Pie Margarita.
  • Serve your margaritas with chips and salsa or guacamole.


  • 1 Margarita Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 0);  Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 300mg;  Potassium 20mg;  Total Carbohydrate 39g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 37g);  Protein 0g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron 0%
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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