Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops

It’s 90° in the shade.  The thermometer in the pool reads 89°.  In other words, summer — in all it’s steamy, suffocating, sticky glory — is here.  You have two choices — crank the A/C down to arctic-like temperatures and spend the season inside or wear virtually nothing and float around in the pool for the next 3 months  (really 4 months — because you know September is the hottest month of all in South Florida).  There’s also a third option:  A never-ending supply of Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops!

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest

After those mango colada ice pops a few weeks ago, I warned you that the tide of popsicles was coming…  This time, I was inspired by the juicy red strawberries at the market (and by the tequila and triple sec left Scott left on the counter after making margaritas this weekend).

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest

These popsicles are icy, fruity and not too sweet (though you can add more agave if you like a sweeter version).  I like them because they literally take 5 minutes to make.

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest

Blend the fruit, lime zest and juice with the triple sec, agave and tequila and pour into the popsicle molds.  Freeze until solid and serve.

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Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest

We actually served them a few different ways… plain – right from the freezer, dipped in margarita salt  with a shot of tequila on the side (tee hee hee), and dipped in a little sugar for a sweeter lick.   Don’t worry about getting tipsy — there’s only one shot of liquor for 6 popsicles, but it gives it a nice margarita flavor and that’s what I was going for!

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest
Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest

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Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops | Garlic + Zest
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5 from 1 vote

strawberry margarita ice pops

An adults-only popsicle!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword popsicles, strawberry, tequila
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ½ cups strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon tequila
  • 2 tablespoon agave
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • Garnishes optional
  • extra tequila
  • margarita salt
  • sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Add all the ingredients into the blender and puree until smooth. Pour the puree into the ice pop molds, insert the “sticks and freeze until solid.
  • To serve: fill a glass with warm to hot water and dip the popsicle into the water — not quite to the rim. Count 5-10 seconds, remove from the water and slip off the cover. Serve as is or with optional garnish: Dip the popsicle in a little tequila and sprinkle with a bit of margarita salt, or for a sweeter ice pop, dip or sprinkle with sugar.

NUTRITION:

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 21.7mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    They look soo good!! Now I really wouldn’t mind any left over Margherita . Will make them some pops for sure:)

  2. I can never get my alcohol to freeze more than a slush. Maybe I’m not using enough fruit? I’m going to try these, though! That looks like it may just make you forget how hot it is here in Florida!

    1. Hey, don’t knock a good slushy! There’s not a lot of alcohol in these Pops – it’s really just a flavoring aspect.

  3. These popsicles look amazing!! They would be perfect as garnish for a regular margarita on the rocks!! Yummy!

    1. Help yourself — they’re pretty healthy when you think about it — primarily fruit!

  4. Great photos! I love the colors of these ice pops. So deep and red. I think I’ll take option 4. Float in the pool with a never ending supply of ice pops. πŸ™‚

  5. Oh yum how fun, I’d love to have these with a shot of tequila hahah. Gorgeous photos too, love how bright and fruity they are.

    1. This color is just how red and ripe my berries were — perfect for popsicles!

  6. I can’t tell you how much I would love one of these tonight — our temps are insane this week and I need a frozen treat at the end of the day πŸ™‚

    1. I think we’re all suffocating in this heat!

  7. Bring on the tide of popsicles (and a shot of tequila on the side)!!!

    1. It’s here, Melissa – get ’em before they melt!

    1. Skip the booze for now and go straight strawberries and lime with a little agave. Congratulations on the baby!

  8. Perfect for 4th of July!

  9. I’d love to come sit by the pool with you, taking shots of tequila and eating these amazing looking popsicles. Where have these been all my life?! πŸ˜‰
    I might just be excited for all this heat afterall!