No-Bake Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake

sliced cheesecake with strawberries on top and a strawberry drip down the sliced side

5 from 10 reviews

Celebrate those long, sunny summer days with this boozy strawberry margarita cheesecake! It’s the perfect mix of tangy and sweet with a subtle tequila and Cointreau kicker. And best of all, no need to turn on the oven with this no bake beauty!



For the crust:

For the cheesecake filling:

For the strawberry sauce:


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the butter and finely crushed cookie crumbs.
  2. Use a spoon to press the buttery crumbs into a 9″ spring-form cake pan, pressing the crumbs about 1 1/2″ up the sides.
  3. Place the crust in the refrigerator to chill while you make the cheesecake filling.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the gelatin, water and sugar and cook over medium-high heat until the gelatin dissolves (about 3 minutes).
  5. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  6. Add the sour cream, lime juice, tequila, Cointreau and lime zest, beating until just combined.
  7. Add the dissolved gelatin mixture and beat until the gelatin is completely incorporated.
  8. Pour the cheesecake filling into your prepared crust and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or until set.
  9. To make the strawberry sauce, place your hulled and quartered strawberries into a food processor and puree.
  10. Pour the strawberries through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds and pulp and into a medium saucepan.
  11. Add the sugar and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  12. Cook the strawberries over low-medium heat until the mixture thickens and reduces by about half (about 10 minutes).
  13. Pour the cooled strawberry sauce over the cheesecake, top with strawberries and serve.


Margarita cheesecake recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse
Strawberry sauce recipe from Wiked Good Kitchen


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