margarita cheesecake recipe

Margarita Cheesecake

A deliciously tart lime cheesecake with all the flavours of a great margarita.
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Author Family Food and Travel


  • 1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 750 g Philadelphia Cream Cheese 3 x 250g bars
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 tbsp Tequila
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp freshly squeezed key lime juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated key lime peel
  • 4 eggs
  • Lime slices and fresh whipped cream to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs and butter together in a small bowl.
  3. Press down cracker mixture into the bottom of a 9" springform pan.
  4. Place pan in fridge until filling is completed.
  5. In a stand mixer combine cream cheese and sour cream and beat until fully mixed.
  6. Add tequila, sugar, lime juice and peel and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Add each egg 1 at a time mixing until combined after each one.
  8. Once filling is fully mixed pour on top of the graham cracker base.
  9. Place springform pan on top of a cookie sheet to help prevent breaking.
  10. Bake for 50-55 minutes until the top is beginning to crack and an inserted toothpick comes out clean
  11. Let cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge uncovered for 4 hours or more.
  12. Serve with lime wedges and whipped cream. Edge lime in salt for a true margarita flavour.