Thursday, July 3, 2014

margarita ice pops

Each week in July, we'll be sharing a different recipe for boozy ice pops! We're starting the series with a margarita pop. This frozen treat is just as delicious as the beverage that inspired it--perfectly tart, not too sweet, and a noticeable bite of silver tequila. We used this mold (it's on sale!), but use any mold you like, or try using plastic champagne flutes with wood craft sticks.

Boozy margarita ice pops

1 10-ounce can of frozen margarita mix
1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons silver tequila (my favorite is el Jimador)
1 tablespoon triple sec
Coarse salt for garnish, if desired

In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients and blend well. Divide the mixture evenly among the wells of the ice pop mold. If you use a mold that requires disposable wood craft sticks, it's easiest to place the mold (or flutes, or whatever molds you're using) in the freezer on a sheet pan or cutting board, then insert the sticks. Freeze for 8 hours. To release the pops from their molds, carefully run the molds under warm water for a few seconds, then gently pull the pops out. If you'd like to store unmolded pops for later, wrap each one in freezer paper, then slip into a plastic zip bag. If you'd like, sprinkle coarse salt along one edge of the pops before enjoying. Makes 5-8 pops.

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