10 Ways to Use That Bottle of Margarita Mix in Your Fridge
That bright green bottle of margarita mix in your liquor cabinet or fridge can be so much more than a cocktail. It depends on your brand of choice, but margarita mix is often equal parts sweet and sour, lending its flavor to a variety of dishes. From citrusy cupcakes to marinated meats, these are 10 unique ways to use margarita mix.
You'd never guess that these impressive cupcakes came from a box of yellow cake mix. The batter is dressed up with margarita mix, lemon-lime soda, and a splash of tequila for a boozy bite.
Margarita Chicken Quesadillas
Fresh citrus juices, margarita mix, and garlic are the trio behind this flavorful simmered chicken. When mixed with cheese and tucked in a tortilla, you've got a dinner the whole family will love.
Margarita Beef Skewers
No one will guess that margarita mix is the secret ingredient to the marinade for these juicy beef skewers. "The marinade gave the meat a nice limey flavor," says reviewer Julie Miller Smiley. "This was a welcome change from more traditional grilling marinades."
Frozen Mint Julep Margarita
Combine two classic cocktails into a single easy-to-sip drink. A quick trip to the blender gives this beverage a delightful slushie texture.
Margarita Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting
Frozen margarita mix along with fresh lime zest and juice create an irresistibly sweet and sour cake. Keep it kid-friendly by making the recipe as-is, or follow recipe creator Tori Belle's advice, "You can even make an adult version, by adding 3 shots of either rum or tequila to the icing!"
Margarita Tube Cake
Margarita mix pairs up with orange cake mix and instant lemon pudding for a moist and tasty cake that will wow. To get the appearance of a salted rim, sprinkle sanding sugar over the finished cake after baking and glazing.
Margarita mix is just one of the flavorful components of this classic cocktail. Limeade and orange juice concentrates also bring a boost of sweet tanginess.
Best Grilled Margarita Chicken... Ever!
Margarita mix adds a distinct sweet and sour note to this marinated chicken. "This was AWESOME! I made it over two weeks ago and the boyfriend is still talking about how amazing it was," says reviewer asironen.
This unique ingredients list combines to make a smooth and sweet cocktail. Margarita mix pairs up with peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and tequila for a tangy treat.
Strawberry Margarita Pizza
Get all the taste of a tangy strawberry margarita in this delicious dessert pizza. A cookie dough crust is layered with cream cheese and a margarita mix-infused strawberry glaze.