Sometimes our food needs to have a little alcohol in it. As a major college football fan, I know all too well  that our favorite teams have given us huge highs & depressing lows at this point in the season. From winning the big games too almost losing the easy ones, this is the moment in the season that we could all use a shot of tequila. Or maybe just some Tequila Lime Wings.


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Tequila Lime Wings


Instead of breaking out the alcohol, why not just add it to what we have on the grill? Introducing my new Tequila Lime Wings recipe!


Cook these bad boys over some hot Cowboy Charcoal and you will be able to enjoy next Saturday whether your team wins or loses.


tailgating with cowboy


Because in the end, good food and great drinks make us all winners!


Tips for the Tequila Lime Wings Recipe


These wings are super easy to make and pair with everything else that you will bring to the tailgate. There is one tip that I recommend.


tequila lime wings


Although it is optional, I highly recommend not throwing away the tequila lime brine that you marinated the chicken.


In a separate skillet, you can easily pour out the brine and let it simmer over the fire for 10 minutes.


This will thicken up the liquid and make it the perfect sauce for the wings. Just bring an extra bowl, toss the wings in the sauce and enjoy an even more flavorful bite in your Tequila Lime Wings.



tequila lime wings

Tequila Lime Wings

Tequila paired with chicken wings and lime. Its Spring Break in food form.
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2


  • 1 lbs of Wingettes
  • 1/4 cup of tequila
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 fresh limes juiced
  • Salt & Pepper Season to preference


  • In a plastic bag, mix tequila, agave nectar, ancho chili powder, chili flakes, cummin, salt, pepper and lime juice. Add wings to bag and mix thoroughly. Place in refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
  • Using some Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal, light fire and let burn for 15-20 minutes. Add 3-4 pieces of apple wood to the top of the fire every 30 minutes for added flavor.
  • When grills reach medium heat, rake coals to one side of grilling area and place wings on opposite side.
  • Grill wings for 20-25 minutes flipping around the 10-12 minute mark. Wings are ready when internal temperature is at 165F. Serve & enjoy!


  • Do not throw away tequila lime brine! In a separate pan, pour in tequila lime brine and let simmer over fire for 10 minutes. Toss wings in brine, serve & enjoy!



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Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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  1. 5 stars
    I used this recipe 2x already for bbq in the summer and these wings are a hit every time. BIG FAN OF THE FLAVOR PROFILE