Margarita Cheesecake - Instructions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F, with rack in the center of oven.
Pour pretzels into food processor and pulse. Once pretzels have turned into crumbs add butter and sugar.
Continue to process until butter and sugar are evenly distributed throughout. Pour mixture into a 9-inch
nonstick springform pan. Press evenly into pan and up the sides. Place on a baking sheet and bake 5 to 7
minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese for 1 minute. Mix in sugar, Grand Marnier, sour
cream, tequila, and lime zest. Beat until well blended. With mixer running on low, add eggs one at a
time. Fully incorporating each before adding the next.
Pour filling into cooled crust (filling will be higher than crust). Bake 1 hour with or without a water
bath, or until set. Refrigerate and allow to cool completely, about 4 hours, before serving.