Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

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Flavors of a classic margarita; lime, tequila and salt, with just the perfect amount of sweetness in this fluffy dip made to mimic your favorite Mexican cocktail!

Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

Cinco de Mayo is just right around the corner.  Celebrate with this Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels!  Your favorite cocktail, now a dip!


Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

Time to break out the tequila!! It’s party time.  This year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday, and you can bet we will be partaking in our favorite Mexican fare.  

Mexican food has always been my favorite.  I never get tired of it.  When I was pregnant with my first child, it was all I CRAVED.  The hotter the better. 

My Mother-in-Law told me my baby would be born bald, because all of that heat was sure to burn it’s hair off!! LOL . How’s THAT for an old wives tale?  He was born with a perfect little head and just the right amount of hair.  


Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

What did happen though?  He, too, LOVES Mexican food, and he eats it even hotter than me!


Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

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The margaritas that I make here at home are actually a copy cat recipe from a restaurant close by us called El Bee’s. They are seriously potent, but SO GOOD!


Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

Take Two Tapas:

This recipe here comes from my friend, Jennifer.  She is the mastermind behind one of my favorite food blogs, Take Two Tapas.  I was so excited to get her blog for this round of Freaky Friday!

One, because I have never made anything from it I didn’t like.  Two, because Freaky Friday landed right before Cinco de Mayo, and Jennifer is my tequila loving friend, and I knew that she would have something amazing for me in the way of a margarita to whip up that was perfect for Cinco de Mayo. 

Recipes Inspired by Margaritas:

I wasn’t wrong.  The worst part?  What on earth to make?? Margarita cocktails? Margarita flavored food?  These 4 recipes also made these list: Margarita Bars, Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers, Mango Margaritas or this Margarita Beer Shandy Cocktail

In the end, it was her Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels that won out.   Serving this sweet fluffy dip with salted pretzels was just brilliant.  I myself never leave a grain of salt on the rim of a margarita glass.  I kinda have a thing for salt! 

Jennifer made the very good point of saying though, to serve this dip with a pretzel that has more surface space, like a twist or these snaps I used here.  More dip.  You wouldn’t get that with a pretzel stick!

If you are wanting to go a different route though?  This margarita dip would be amazing with fresh fruit! 


Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

This dip isn’t overly sweet.  That’s what I liked most about it.  The flavor of the tequila came out, but wasn’t overpowering.  It starts with butter and cream cheese.  Add in a little powdered sugar, triple sec and tequila, and finish it off with Cool whip and lime zest.  That lime zest makes it so fresh and delicious.  


Freaky Friday Spring 2019

Freaky Friday:

As I mentioned earlier, this recipe is part of Freaky Friday.  It’s a little group of blogger friends of mine that get together and do an old fashioned Blog Hop.  Once a season, and during Christmastime, we get assigned one another’s blogs to cook from.  Then, on Friday morning, we share our recipes that we have been keeping a secret, and we get to see what someone made of ours.  

It’s always so much fun, and a great way for our readers to discover new food blogs and recipes! 


Take a look at all of our Spring 2019 Freaky Friday Recipes:


Would you believe after spending almost 4 days with Jennifer last October that the only photo I have of the two of us is this silly Halloween Snapchat Photo?   I look like a chipmunk!! But I am here to tell you, it’s always a good time when Jen is in the group! I get to see her again next week, and I can hardly WAIT! 

Make sure you give her blog a browse.  You will love her recipes! Plus — she is an absolute HOOT!



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Blueberry Margarita Pureed fresh or frozen blueberries, lime simple syrup and your favorite tequila and you are on your way to a pitcher of seriously delicious sipping!

Be sure and check out my Blueberry Margarita, my Strawberry Margarita and my Margarita Fruit Salad, too! Perfect for Cinco de Mayo — or anytime you need a little tequila in your life.  


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Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

Flavors of a classic margarita; lime, tequila and salt, with just the perfect amount of sweetness in this fluffy dip made just like your favorite Mexican cocktail!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Cold Appetizers
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 8 tablespoons butter one stick, softened
  • 1/4 cup tequila or lime liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • lime zest for garnishing


  • In a mixer, cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  • Add in the triple sec and tequila (or lime liqueur) and mix to combine.
  • Add in the powdered sugar.
  • Remove from mixer and fold in the whipped topping.
  • Place in serving dish, top with lime zest. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • Serve with salted pretzels.


Recipe from Take Two Tapas


Serving: 1g | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 125mg | Sugar: 15g

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  1. Oh my goodness. What a PERFECT dessert for this coming weekend… or any weekend… or weeknight. We love margaritas, though they’re always dangerous, and I cannot wait to make this dip! I love the addition of salted pretzels with it, too.

  2. Would this dip be safe for people under the age of 21? I’m concerned because of 2 teenagers being at my home for Cinco de Mayo.

  3. So excited to make this for our vacation to eat with some margaritas! My grand daughter would love this dip, she is 4, how could I make part of this recipe safe for her so she doesn’t get left out?

  4. I made this for a Mexican themed birthday party. Everyone thought it was a bit too sweet.
    I think if I were to make it again I would cut down on the sugar and add a bit of lime juice.

  5. It sure is frustrating going to read the comments and most people only say they can’t wait to try it! That it sounds so good! I really don’t care that people want to try some thing. I like to hear their opinion after they have already made it, you know? Good grief.

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