Margarita Popsicles

 

Margarita popsicles serve up the flavors of the classic cocktail, lime juice and tequila, in a refreshing new way. These alcoholic popsicles are the best boozy treat.
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Table of Contents
  1. Margarita Popsicles Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Margarita Popsicles
  4. How to Serve Margarita Popsicles
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Margarita popsicles are a refreshing way to enjoy the classic cocktail flavors of lime and tequila in a citrusy ice pop for adults. So easy to throw together, this boozy treat will treat your taste buds to a tropical vacation. 

If you like frozen alcoholic treats for adults then you’ll also want to make Boozy Dole Whip, Fireball Whisky Popsicles, and Boozy Creamsicle Float

Margarita Popsicles Ingredients

You will need:

  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, about 4 limes
  • 1 cup orange juice, pulp-free
  • ½ cup white tequila,
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup,
  • 3 to 4 additional limes, sliced into rounds
  • 24 ounces Dixie cups or similar
  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • Coarse salt

PRO TIP: Use plastic-lined paper cups to easily remove the popsicle once it’s frozen.

Substitutions and Additions

SIMPLE SYRUP: I like to keep a bottle of simple syrup stocked in my pantry. You can find this at all liquor, or grocery, stores. It is great to keep on hand for all types of cocktails. You can make your own by combining equal parts (½ cup each) of granulated sugar and water. You will heat it in a small saucepan on medium heat, just until the sugar dissolves. You do not want to boil the simple syrup. Allow it to cool, then store it in the refrigerator in a lidded jar, for up to two weeks. 

How to Make Margarita Popsicles

PRO TIP: Double or triple this alcoholic margarita popsicles recipe to make a big batch of these treats to serve at your summer parties.

STEP ONE: In a 4-cup measuring cup with a spout, combine lime juice, orange juice, tequila, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.

PRO TIP: Roll limes on the countertop under your palm before juicing to make them easier to juice.

STEP TWO: Pour the margarita liquid into the small cups, leaving about ¼-inch space at the top of the cup.

STEP THREE: Slice limes into rounds. You can get about 3 large rounds from each lime and you want them to be large enough in diameter to fill most of the top of the cup.

STEP FOUR: Cut a tiny slice in the center of each lime round and insert a popsicle stick.

STEP FIVE: Place the popsicle stick and lime into each cup, adjusting the position of the lime on the stick so that it rests at the top of the margarita liquid and the popsicle stick stands upright.

STEP SIX: Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

STEP SEVEN: Loosen the popsicle from the cup by warming the outside of the cup with your hand. This should only take a few seconds. Then gently pull the popsicle free. Sprinkle the top of the lime with salt and/or dip the bottom of the popsicle into a little bowl of salt.

How to Serve Margarita Popsicles

Insanely delicious, these tequila lime margarita popsicles are great when you want to serve something cold and refreshing. Perfect for parties and summer gatherings, it’s easy to make a big batch of these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer. Serve them with favorite margarita side dishes like tacos or tortilla chips and dips.

Storage

IN THE FREEZER: Keep extra boozy popsicles in the freezer for up to 1 week or up to 1 month if stored in an airtight container. 

Margarita popsicles serve up the tangy flavor of the classic cocktail in a refreshing new way. These alcoholic popsicles are full of the classic cocktail flavors that you love, like tequila and lime juice, but in a cold iced pop. The best boozy treat, these frozen margarita popsicles are insanely delicious and make a great summer treat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Could I use popsicle molds instead of Dixie cups for this recipe? 

These boozy margarita popsicles would be just as delicious made in popsicle molds as in Dixie cups. Ideally, if you are able to use round molds so that you can still add the lime round, that would be a great option.

How long will these ice pops last in the freezer? 

This cool treat will keep in the freezer for up to one month as long as you seal them in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

Does tequila actually freeze in these popsicles? 

Because the tequila is mixed with both orange juice and lime juice, it will freeze in this margarita popsicle recipe.

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Margarita Popsicles

Margarita popsicles serve up the flavors of the classic cocktail, lime juice and tequila, in a refreshing new way. These alcoholic popsicles are the best boozy treat.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Treat
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice about 4 limes
  • 1 cup orange juice pulp-free
  • ½ cup white tequila
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 3 to 4 additional limes sliced into rounds
  • 24 ounces Dixie cups or similar
  • 8 popsicle sticks
  • Coarse salt

Instructions
 

  • In a 4-cup measuring cup with a spout, combine lime juice, orange juice, tequila, and simple syrup. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed.
  • Pour the margarita liquid into the small cups, leaving about ¼-inch space at the top of the cup.
  • Slice limes into rounds. You can get about 3 large rounds from each lime and you want them to be large enough in diameter to fill most of the top of the cup.
  • Cut a tiny slice in the center of each lime round and insert a popsicle stick.
  • Place the popsicle stick and lime into each cup, adjusting the position of the lime on the stick so that it rests at the top of the margarita liquid and the popsicle stick stands upright.
  • Freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Loosen the popsicle from the cup by warming the outside of the cup with your hand. This should only take a few seconds. Then gently pull the popsicle free. Sprinkle the top of the lime with salt and/or dip the bottom of the popsicle into a little bowl of salt.

Notes

Use plastic-lined paper cups to easily remove the popsicle once it’s frozen.
Double or triple this alcoholic margarita popsicles recipe to make a big batch of these treats to serve at your summer parties.
Roll limes on the countertop under your palm before juicing to make them easier to juice.

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