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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}

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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? ;)

Reply 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 ;)

Reply May 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm

greghousesgf SAYS:

i tried to make ice cream with amaretto and kahlua in it and it would not freeze. made a nice grown up slurpee tho.

Reply May 9, 2008 at 10:38 am

Antiques SAYS:

those look fantastic.

Reply May 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm

Stainless Steel Cookware SAYS:

Great idea! Just right for those hot summer nights!

Reply May 10, 2008 at 6:11 am

boyarul SAYS:

That’s Great !!!
I like the idea.

Reply May 13, 2008 at 1:29 pm

rprebel SAYS:

I made up a batch of something similar back in the late ’90s…added it to my drink recipe book as ‘Margarita Ice’. The only big difference is I used simple syrup instead of sugar and water. Real simple syrup, none of that bottled stuff, is the magic ingredient in half of all drinks. You just have to make it yourself, and make it right. Anyway, kudos on the Grand Marnier. No margarita is complete without it. Oh, and I used a LOT more alcohol. It still got nice and slushy…about the consistency of a well made frozen margarita you’d get out of a slushee machine at the bar. Only difference…this ain’t watered down. At all. Beware, this drink ended up turning my bathroom wall red (it was strawberry, and one person couldn’t make it to the toilet in time). Deceptively strong.

Reply May 15, 2008 at 1:05 am

ghirarda SAYS:

Noooooooooooooo. I can’t believe!!!!

Reply May 16, 2008 at 6:03 am

Ellie SAYS:

Wow, these look delicious, I can’t wait to try them! I hope you don’t mind if I share this on my blog, I Stumbled on your site and I am sure you have loads more great ideas!

Reply June 15, 2008 at 11:34 am

Aaron SAYS:

Nice Blog ;)

Reply June 19, 2008 at 2:28 pm

luc SAYS:

i love margaritas.. but hey cinco de mayo is not a real celebration here in méxico, its not something to be proud of

Reply June 22, 2008 at 10:22 pm

Benoy SAYS:

Seems simple and elegant and of course should be fun. will give it a try… thanks for the tips…

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Reply July 27, 2008 at 8:34 am

Tiffany SAYS:

This is phenomenal we are having a luau out for my grandmother in a few weeks and my mom and aunts will absolutely LOVE these. Thanks so much for putting this on Stumble!

Reply August 2, 2008 at 12:43 am

Recruiting Services SAYS:

These look almost too good to even eat. With summer ending next week I better get a move on with making them =)

Reply August 21, 2008 at 6:42 am

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