Lime Margarita Cookie Recipe + My Margarita Moment

by Jillian Leslie on

Lime margarita cookie recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, I wanted to share an easy cookie recipe perfect for the occasion... enter my yummy lime margarita cookies! These cookies have the tang of lime juice and the kick of tequila. What's not to love? I gave some of these cookies to my friends and they raved about them!



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Sauza Agave or tequila
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/2 cup of pastel green sanding sugar (for decoration)

Lime margarita cookie recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |


Preheat oven to 350F.

Add  flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder into a bowl, mix, and set aside.

In another bowl, add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs, sugar, tequila, lime juice, and lime zest. Beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes.

In three or four batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until incorporated. Because there is a lot of liquid in this dough, it will be sticky. It is a little easier to work with if you chill for about 45-60 minutes.

Roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball, then roll in the sanding sugar. Place on a baking sheet, leaving lots of space for the cookies to spread.

Bake at 350F degrees. Take them out when you see the edges starting to brown, about 10-12 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen.

I love the speckles of lime zest in the dough.

Lime margarita cookie recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

Sauza tequila asked me to share a recent "Margarita Moment" of mine -- you know, a moment when you realize life would be a whole lot better if only you were sipping margaritas with your girlfriends.

Recently, I have wanted to get in better shape, so I mustered the courage to go to my first "Grit" class at the gym. It has a reputation for being hard, but I had no idea.

"Grit" is definitely a catch-phrase of the moment, something we are all supposed to cultivate in ourselves so we can better face life's challenges.

So it was time for me to face my fear. I went to the class. I was nervous, but I actually made it through without passing out. I sweated like a pig, a couple of times I felt like my heart was going to explode, and my arms were unable to hold the steering wheel on the way home, but I was proud.

Here's a selfie of me, a little shell-shocked but feeling good, when I finished my class.

Lime margarita cookie recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

But the next morning, I woke up and... I couldn't walk. Seriously. It was more than grit, it was pain. And I couldn't sit either because of all the squats. I was like a hobbling ninety-year-old woman. And at that moment, I realized that life would be a whole lot better if I could just share a margarita with my best girlfriends.

I have not yet gone back to another class, but I will (even though it took 3 days to recover)... I think I just need to dig a little deeper, work on cultivating a little more grit, and make sure I have a margarita at the ready for when I'm finished.

So in the spirit of "margarita moments," here's my favorite margarita recipe, the Sauza-rita. Last year, I did a video shoot for Sauza tequila, and it was the first time I tried one. I loved it from the first sip. It's both tangy and smooth, with a little effervescent bite. This is my go-to margarita recipe. I promise, you won't be disappointed!


  • 1 can Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
  • 1 bottle light beer
  • 1 can frozen limeade
  • 1 can water
  • *If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver
  • Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher with ice.
  • Fill limeade can with Sauza® Blue Silver and pour into pitcher.
  • Finally, add a can of water, stir and enjoy.

Sauza-rita margarita recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

 And with the cookies, it's a one-two punch. Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Sauza-rita margarita recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

Sauza-rita margarita recipe. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo! |

 Nothing's more relaxing than a cool desert breeze blowing across your tired shoulders. Oh wait. That's the breath of a man who has something very important to tell you. He's the cowboy. And he's here to help you relax after a hard day on the ranch. When he's not rounding up baby cattle, he's rounding up ingredients for the perfect Sauza®-rita. Learn how to make it with him on your next ladies' night in:


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