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Creamy Margarita Dip

Who doesn’t love margaritas?!? What if you could have one of your favorite cocktails in a dip?  Now you can! This bright and creamy margarita dip is full of the flavors of lime and tequila and the perfect amount of salt when served on top of a salted pretzel!

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I used to think that tequila and I were friends. Not anymore. After one night that I can’t fully recall, tequila left me with a fuzzy memory, a raging headache, and a mysterious bruise on my forehead. Since that night, I can’t really handle tequila.  

Sipping or shots? What am I to do when I can’t handle a much-beloved spirit? Make it into a dip where I can still enjoy the taste without the fallout! How does Margarita dip sound?

How to make Margarita Dip!

This creamy mixture starts off with butter and cream cheese. You know, something light!  Just remember that calories shared with friends don’t really count. Feel free to eat the whole bowl!

Another dip you might like is my Oreo Cheesecake Dip. Sounds good too, doesn’t it? It comes with homemade chocolate wafers to boot!

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Once you have mixed those two wonderful ingredients, add your liquor of choice.  

You can use tequila like a traditional margarita, or you can use lime liqueur. I found this wonderful spirit next to the tequila in the store. It has a smooth finish and tastes like a bright lime!

Don’t forget the triple sec or it wouldn’t be a true margarita, and then I would be lying if I called it margarita dip.

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After adding in the spirits, you need to balance out the dip with some sweetness!  Mix in your powdered sugar and fold in your whipped topping to smooth it all out. A few passes of lime zest and you are ready to eat.

I use this zester so I can the most amount of zest and for limes that are close to being past their prime, I  zest and juice the limes and store the zest and juice separately in these containers in the freezer. Why waste good zest?

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Be sure to serve this Margarita Dip with some salted pretzels for the full flavor profile. I like the twists for the margarita dip so I can get as much on the pretzel at one time. The sticks just don’t do it justice!

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Close up of Hand dipping a pretzel in to the Margarita dip

Margarita Dip with Salted Pretzels

This bright and creamy margarita dip is full of the flavors of lime and tequila and the perfect amount of salt when served on top of a salted pretzel!
4.60 from 27 votes
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Course: Sweet Dips and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  • 8 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup tequila or lime liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • lime zest for garnish


  • Cream together the butter and cream cheese.
  • Add in the triple sec and spirit of your choice (tequila/lime liqueur) and stir to combine.
  • Add the powdered sugar.
  • When all the above is combined, fold in the whipped topping.
  • Place in serving dish or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Serve with salted pretzels.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 188mg | Sugar: 23g

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4.60 from 27 votes (23 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating


Sunday 7th of August 2022

I followed this recipe exactly as printed. It was delicious. I think if I make it again I will squeeze some of the fresh lime in with the butter and cream cheese while blending. I think it might enhance the lime flavor. Some people comented that the lime zest was a wonderful addition.


Friday 22nd of October 2021

Can this be made the day before and refrigerated or is it better made and served the day of?


Saturday 23rd of October 2021

I actually like it prepared the day before as the flavor gets more intense. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Kellie De Pauli

Thursday 17th of June 2021

Amazing flavor! Tastes like a bite of Key Lime Pie!

Frugal Hausfrau

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

This is a crazy idea (in a good way!) I love it!! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks for hosting a great party!


Saturday 27th of February 2016

This looks all sorts of amazing! Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Thanks for a great party!