Margarita Lime Cheesecake

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Seriously refreshing for a summer dessert Margarita Lime Cheesecake will have everyone asking you for the recipe!

This is my most popular and asked for cheesecake recipe all summer long!

Everyone that tries a slice just goes nuts of this one!

Not the traditional lemon flavoring but a touch of lime will bring you right to the tropics!

I also have a delicious no-bake margarita bar listed below and the recipe is simple and no-bake.

Either recipe is creamy and easy to make, perfect those adult parties and celebrating Cinco De Mayo!

The hint of lime and tequila just makes this the most flavorful dessert for all your party needs!

Don't miss out on trying these recipes below, just scroll down to the bottom.

this is a slice of margarita cheesecake on a white plate with slices of lime on top.


A regular drink that's calla a margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass.

This is a refreshing cheesecake flavored from that cocktail and has all the flavors of that famous drink in a deliciously baked creamy cheesecake.

As a bonus for all my non-baker friends out there, there is a no-bake cheesecake Margarita bar for you to try as well!

I love the ease of no-bake recipes and perfect for the hurried cooks out there.

If you want to impress your guests and family, these recipes will sure to please any Margarita lover.

Let's get this party started!

this is a slice of margarita cheesecake on a white plate with slices of lime on top.

Some Ingredients You Will Need:

  • eggs
  • white sugar
  • grated lime zest
  • fresh lime juice
  • orange juice
  • tequila
  • triple sec
  • packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • vanilla extract
  • springform pan
  • aluminum foil
  • water
  • shortbread cookies
  • butter
  • pinch of cinnamon

these are a green lime bar with tequila no bake bars

For those non-bakers is a no-bake delicious recipe!:

I love both recipes but when I am in a real hurry to bring something to an adult party, this is my go-to recipe.

It's quick, just a few ingredients and so easy to make.

I am sure everyone will ask you for the recipe!

Here is that easy recipe.

Margarita Cheesecake Bars Crust

  • 10 graham cracker sheets finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

this is a margarita lime bar no bake with a graham cracker crust and its green on the white plate

Margarita Cheesecake No-Bake Bars Filling

  • 2 - 8-ounce packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt and more for the top
  • a drop of green food coloring Optional


Crush the crackers in a food processor until fine add the other ingredients. Press into a 8 x 8 square brownie pan. Freeze this mixture for around 10 minutes.

this is how to make Margarita Lime Bars

In the meantime:

Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, tequila, lime juice, lime zest, and vanilla, and (food coloring if using) beat until smooth.

Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on top of the frozen graham cracker crust. Top with a little sprinkle of salt then put this back into the freezer until set, around 30 minutes to an hour.

Cut into squares, keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

this is a slice of margarita cheesecake on a white plate with slices of lime on top.

Tips for the baked cheesecake version

  • Always preheat the oven
  • The water bath is a must for cheesecake do not skip that method
  • Always use fresh lime
  • Let cool completely before removing from the springform pan
  • Refrigerate after cooling until ready to serve
  • Line the springform pan with parchment paper 
  • Wrap the bottom with foil to prevent leakage and keep the water bath out

this is a springform pan lined with parchment paper and has been wrapped in foil on the bottom to prevent leakage

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Perfect For Parties

This Margarita cheesecake is creamy and has a lovely lime flavor.

If you are having an adult party or even celebrating Cinco De Mayo, this is the perfect dessert.

The cheesecake is great all summer long for all your party needs.

Enjoy the recipe, it's easy and bursting with fresh flavors.

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Try Some Other Favorite Recipes:

No bake 4th of July Pie
Cannoli Ice cream
Chocolate Chip Pie
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
Lady Finger Lemon Dessert

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Yield: 10

Margarita Cheesecake

prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 20 M
This is a baked Margarita cheesecake that creamy and has all the flavors of that popular drink. Perfect to celebrate all summer long!


  • Cheesecake filling:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 2- 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 oil sprayed springform pan
  • aluminum foil
  • water
  • Crust:
  • 1 package shortbread cookies finely crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • pinch of cinnamon


How to cook Margarita Cheesecake

  1. Crust:
  2. Mix together and press into a lightly sprayed spring form pan. Wrap the pan on the sides and bottom with aluminum foil. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the pan. Set inside.
  3. Add  1/4 inch of water in a large roaster pan laying the springform pan completely flat in that or you can put it on a different shelf in the oven. It helps keep the cheesecake from cracking and stays creamy like a custard filling.
  4. Filling:
  5. In a large electric mixer beat eggs, sugar will light. Add softened cream cheese. Whip still smooth around 5 minutes. Add all the flavorings and mix well.
  6. Pour into the springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees preheated oven for about 1 hour or till the middle is set. Chill for several hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with sliced limes and a dollop of whipped cream on top.
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Don't Forget to Try This Lady Finger Lemon Dessert

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  1. Simple and delicate - just the way we also like it! Thanks for sharing this margarita lime cheesecake recipe ;)

  2. It's wonderful! I would like to try to make a cheesecake!!!

  3. This looks so light and airy…I would love to have a piece right now with my tea! Margarita and tea….OK!

  4. This would be a perfectly delicious ending to a Mexican dinner! My husband would go nuts over this cheesecake, Claudia!


  5. Oh, I'm swooning! I love key lime desserts and yours is just perfect! Bill loves lemon desserts, but not limes, so I'll have to try this out on my girlfriends :)

  6. Did you put salt on the rim of the plate? :-)

  7. Dear Claudia, That is a beautiful looking and sounding cheesecake. Oh, it would be perfect for dessert. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  8. I'm simply drooling over your Margarita cheesecake. So light, creamy and the Lorna Doone cookies are so perfect for the crust!

  9. Claudia - Why am I just seeing this recipe for the first time today? It's sounds wonderful!

  10. I will have to try this recipe this summer! It looks delicious!

  11. Thanks for a chance to revisit this delicious recipe! I love lime desserts and this cheesecake is a winner!


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