Strawberry Margarita Mousse, a Boozy Treat

This is the adult version of Strawberry Mousse, complete with tequila and triple sec. The tequila flavour is quite prominent.

You can serve this dessert a couple of ways: frozen over night and cut into cubes, or simply chilled. I’ve used grated lime zest as a pretty garnish, it looks nice against the pale pink colour of the mousse.

Simple ingredients, right?


Frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed

2 tsp (one envelope) unflavoured gelatin

1 cup mascarpone cheese, you can substitute soft cream cheese

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup tequila

1/4 triple sec or orange flavoured liqueur

1 cup whipping cream

Optional: grated lime zest for garnish


Separate strawberries from the syrup, set strawberries aside. In a small sauce pan, combine reserved syrup and gelatin, and whisk over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat.

In a separate bowl, beat mascarpone, sugar, and 3/4 of the strawberries. You may want to add all of the strawberries, it’ a personal preference. Beat until combined. Whisk in tequila, triple sec, and the strawberry gelatin mixture.

Whip the cream until peaks form. It should be a bit stiff, but not too stiff that it

Cover and let chill in the fridge

turns into butter. Fold into the the mousse mixture.

At this point you can cover it and put it in the fridge to chill for 4-6 hours or an 8 inch glass dish and freeze it over night. Serve with fresh grated lime on top and voila! You’ve got an easy, light, adult dessert.

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