Boozy Cowboy Caviar

This Boozy Cowboy Caviar will turn any night into a party night! Leave that jarred salsa in the refrigerator for today…


Chips and salsa are without a doubt a standard when anyone come over to our house. We make it homemade or eat it from a jar – it doesn’t matter to me too much. I love all of it. I’m definitely not a salsa snob.
And we’re definitely going to need some boozy appetizers for football watching…and since it starts tonight let’s get to it! Here’s a quick video to show you how easy it is…

 We’ve actually had nights where we’re having a couple of drinks and eating chips and salsa (hopefully with some guac on a good night) and we end up eating so much of it that we just forget about dinner altogether.

Is that the healthiest dinner? Nope. But I don’t care.

Sometimes cocktail hour just turns into dinner around our house and I’m not ashamed to say it.

Cowboy Caviar is pretty popular if you google it – which I do all the time. Google recipes, look them up on Pinterest or Facebook…it’s an exciting life, I know. But that’s what I do.

You can find lots of recipes for Cowboy Caviar, and things to make using Cowboy Caviar but what about Boozy Cowboy Caviar?

There’s something about adding tequila to a salsa recipe that just makes it taste better.

All you need are a few ingredients shown here – diced tomatoes, black eyed peas, corn, peppers, black olives, red onions, lime and tequila.


OK, so there’s more than a few ingredients to gather but once you’re there you’re done.

This is definitely a dump into a bowl recipe, not much chopping except for the onions and peppers. You can dice up the sliced olives like I did or just add them in as is…not much of a game changer there.

The game changer here is the tequila.


Why does adding tequila into this recipe change the game? Well, I’m not sure – but it does. The tequila brings out the flavors just a little more if you ask me, just like in this Bratwurst with Sweet Tequila Salsa recipe. It also makes it taste more like a party…but YES you can leave it out if you want to. I just highly recommend that you don’t.

So get in your favorite chair, grab yourself a few beers and get a big bowl of this Boozy Cowboy Caviar and tortilla chips.

This is totally going to be a night when the snacks turn into dinner.




Boozy Cowboy Caviar

  • Author: Dan


  • 1 (15.25 oz) canned corn
  • 2 (10.5) cans black eyed peas
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 cup peppers, diced
  • 1 (3.8 oz) can black olives diced
  • 2 (15 oz)cans RoTel Mexican Style Tomatoes with lime and cilantro, drained
  • 12 ounces tequila reposado (Go for 2)


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Whisk up the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Add the rest of ingredients to a large bowl and pour in the dressing.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Let sit for 3-4 hours in the refrigerator or overnight is best!
  5. Garnish with cilantro if desired.


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