24 Apr

Margarita Ice Pops

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This unique twist on the frozen margarita sounds like such a fun idea for Cinco de Mayo or any casual summer get-together! The recipe from Bon Appétite couldn’t be any easier either: you basically take lime flavored ice pops or fruit bars, pour a mixture of tequila and lime juice over them, then lightly dip 1 edge of the pop into kosher salt.

Another approach could be to first mix up your own margaritas then freeze them into pops and dip in salt. Here’s a great recipe for this version from Emeril Lagassi {via Food Network}:

Margarita Popsicles

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
Kosher salt, for garnish

Special Equipment:
4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks

Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth. Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil. Place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place). Freeze until hard, preferably overnight. Remove from freezer and run cup under warm water to loosen popsicle. Garnish with kosher salt and serve. Enjoy!

{top image from Bon Appétite via Epicurious.com}

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Kelly SAYS:

What a fun idea for summer!

April 24, 2008 at 8:22 am


OH this is marvelous! My mouth is already watering – I love margaritas and this is a fun way to serve them (and it saves me from having to buy more party cups!)

April 24, 2008 at 10:26 am

Lacey W. SAYS:

Oh man… it’s only noon and I’m ready for a margarita! It’s not SO bad if it’s in popsicle form… right?

April 24, 2008 at 10:28 am


I hope you don’t mind that I shared your idea on my blog (let me know if you are opposed and I can remove it) it is just too good of an idea not to pass along to my readers as well. :) But let me know because I didn’t ask first like I should have.

April 24, 2008 at 10:30 am

Jenn SAYS:

HI SuzyQ –
I don’t mind at all! I love it when other bloggers find things interesting enough to pass along! :)

April 24, 2008 at 11:11 am


Great! Thank you! All your posts are great – when I need a good party idea your blog is where I go!

April 24, 2008 at 11:20 am

Ashley SAYS:

Oh wow! My favorite drink made into a popsicle…sounds pretty fantastic. Thanks for the delicious ideas!

April 25, 2008 at 10:00 am

Kelly SAYS:

what a great idea! I just bought popsicle molds yesterday. This is obviously high on my agenda of things to use them for.

April 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm

Tracey SAYS:

I wished i had looked sooner- we hosted a Mexican party on Friday that was purchased through our school auction- the Margarita popsicles would have been great! Definitely using them for next year’s party!

April 27, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Snappy Casual Gifts SAYS:

I love the margarita pops. I’m planning a cindo de Mayo party and those would be great for a little something different.

April 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Marisa SAYS:

hmmm…Perfect to enjoy in the hot summer days.

May 2, 2008 at 11:20 am

Tommy SAYS:

Needs a little more booze.

May 5, 2008 at 8:45 pm

Christie @ fig&cherry SAYS:

Wow, these are great! What a fantastic idea… You’ve really got my creative juices flowing, I’m thinking pina colada or mojito pops would also be delicious! :)

May 6, 2008 at 11:21 pm

michelle @ TNS SAYS:

this is officially happening at my next barbecue, along with mojito and vodka lemonade. brilliance.

May 7, 2008 at 9:15 am

nona me SAYS:

I thought alcohol wouldn’t freeze?

May 7, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Jenn SAYS:

I actually thought the same thing about alcohol not freezing when I first saw this idea, but I think it still works here because the alcohol is in such small amounts in the Emeril recipe, and for the Bon Apetite version you just pour tequila over already-frozen bars…can’t get much easier than that, right? ;)

May 7, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Francesca SAYS:

OMG, those look so awesome, I want one right now!! They would also be great on a hot day at the beach with friends or a romantic evening with a significant other ;)

May 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm
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