Celebrate National Tequila Day!
Tequila lime pie shooters

You'll want to eat the worm!

In honor of National Tequila Day, delight your taste buds and trick your tequila-loving friends. Everything about this easy, frozen tequila dessert is delicious — including the worm!

Tequila lime pie shooters with candy worms

Yields 10-12 servings


Pie ingredients


  • 3/4 cup finely crushed pretzels
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed key lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 2 tablespoons Triple Sec
  • Zest from one key lime
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Worm ingredients


  • 5-6 Lemon Tootsie Rolls
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder



Step one

Dip the rims of your shot glasses in water, then dip them in sugar.

Dip glass in sugar


Step two

In a bowl, mix together the crushed pretzels with the melted butter and sugar. Put approximately one tablespoon of crust mix into each shot glass, packing firmly with the end of a wooden spoon. Freeze for about two hours.

Pack crust


Step three

After the crusts have hardened, whip the whipping cream until very firm. In a separate bowl, mix all of the other ingredients, then pour it into the whipped cream, folding until well blended.

Whipped cream ingredients


Step four

Pour the mixture into the shot glasses. Freeze for another two hours.

Pour in glasses


Step five

To make the worms, heat lemon Tootsie Rolls in the microwave, individually for 8-10 seconds. Split them in half and roll between your hands to form worm shapes. Make worm segments on the Tootsie Roll by rolling them back and forth against the serrated edge of a knife.

Make worm ridges


Step six

After you've carved the segments into all of your worms, dust them in cocoa powder.

Dust worms in coco


Step seven

To garnish, twist them around the necks of mini spoons or have them crawling out of the shot glasses, whatever you desire. They're too cute and funny to bury them at the bottom of the glass!


Final product

Tequila lime pie shooters

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Comments on "Tequila lime pie shooters"

nikki May 06, 2013 | 4:36 PM

I'm going to make these but I'm using Graham crackers instead of pretzels

Hannah February 16, 2013 | 6:21 PM

These look so good!! Thanks for the recipe - I love the creativity with all of your drinks.

Sara July 25, 2012 | 1:52 PM

This is the cutest idea. There is not much liquor in it so you don’t have to scare anyone off. The Worm is the best part. You can use that idea in so many ways. I have to do this.

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