Maria’s Easy Margarita Pie With Tequila

margarita pie tequila

Here is a recipe for margarita pie, which is delish! I’ve been making this a long time, since my best friend Denise introduced me to it over 25 years ago. I savored every bite and had to have the recipe. She is my bestie and the godmother of my youngest son Phil.  

I don’t make margarita pie very often, but I love it when I do, because it reminds me of the first time I made it for my dad—who loved tequila.

My Dad loved the pie so much, but thought it was too weak. It needed more tequila “kick” he said. “Ponle más, dale más gas,” he told us.

So, he had my mom make it for him again and had her add extra tequila (a lot of extra tequila). Well, when Mom put it into the freezer, it had so much alcohol, it didn’t get solid, like it should have. It was more like a smoothie (un licuado)! My Dad put it in a glass and drank it all down, just like that.  He said, “Now, that’s a pie.”

“It’s not a drink!” I told him, “It’s a desert!” But that’s how Dad liked it and always had to have it, bien chistoso.

We laughed about it for so many years after that day. Dad loved sweets and he loved his tequila. Whenever I make it or on the rare times I drink a tequila, I know my Dad is in heaven, looking down at me, smiling and saying, “That’s my baby girl.”

Got 10 Minutes? Make Maria’s Margarita Pie With Tequila—Then Freeze It Overnight

Maria’s Easy Margarita Pie With Tequila

Recipe by Maria Castro Cuisine: Mexican


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  • 1 can 1 sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 1/4 oz 1 1/4 tequila blanco

  • 1 1/4 oz 1 1/4 triple sec

  • 3 1/2 oz 3 1/2 lime juice

  • 10 oz 10 whipping cream

  • 2 to 3 drops 2 to 3 green food coloring

  • 1 1 graham-cracker pie shell


  • In a bowl, add the condensed milk, lime juice, tequila and triple sec. With a mixer, beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Turn speed to low and fold in whipping cream.
  • Add the green food coloring and beat until all the streaks disappear.
  • Pour into the pie shell. Place in your freezer for a least 8 hours.
  • Serve frozen or slightly frozen for best-tasting results. It’s a great dessert. 😊


  • Use blanco or silver tequila in the recipe to get the most direct, pure taste of the agave—affordably.
  • Enjoy with a nice flute of your favorite tequila.

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