Margarita Popcicle

Margarita Popcicle

by Kristen on September 9, 2012

Margarita Popcicle

Popsicles. Summer. Childhood. Those words belong together. UNLESS you are Erin Nichols and have written an entire book on how to turn your childhood summertime treat into something a little more suited for your adult self.

The offer to review the book Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick couldn’t have come at a better time. It was mid summer, hot, sticky, perfect popsicle weather. I know it’s not mid summer anymore but these Margarita Popsicles really are the perfect before-the-kids-get-home-from-school treat.

Margarita Popcicle

Erin’s come up with 60 (60!) boozy popsicle recipes that will keep you going all year ’round. The White Wine Sangria and the Pretty Pink Margarita are two of my summertime fav’s. But why stop there? With The Pumpkin Patch, German Chocolate Cake and Christmas Cheer you can keep making boozy popsicles long after the days turn chilly.

With 8 chapters on different poptails as well as an introduction into making flavoured simple syrups you won’t go wrong with this little book. Do make sure you read the whole book, there’s some rather useful information in the introduction. Like how to prepare the alcohol first so it will freeze. Oops, might have missed that and had watery popsicles the first time :)

Margarita Popcicle

Are you interested in reading the rest of Poptails? I thought you might be! You can buy it here or enter for the chance to win a copy. Leave a comment on this blog post by October 9th and 2 lucky readers will be chosen at random to receive a free copy of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick. Good luck!

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachael from Simply Fresh Cooking and Aisi for winning a copy of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick!!

Poptails by Erin Nichols

5.0 from 3 reviews
Margarita Popcicle
 
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Recipe reprinted with permission from Ulysses Press
Ingredients
  • 1 cup prepared tequila
  • ¾ cup prepared triple sec
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • A sprinkling of kosher salt or other coarse specialty salt for each pop
Instructions
  1. Prepare the tequila and triple sec by bring 1¼ cup of tequila and 1 cup of triple sec (separately) to a boil over high heat for 2 minutes. Immediately remove from heat and pour into a bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the prepared tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
  3. Carefully divide the mixture equally among your ice pop molds. Do not fill the molds to the top. Leave a small amount of space to allow for expansion when the liquid freezes, or your freezer may receive an icy margarita bath.
  4. Sprinkle a very small amount of kosher salt into each pop.
  5. Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze for at least 24 hours.
  6. To unmold the pops, run under hot water for a few seconds.

 

Want to get boozy? Try these:

Raspberry Coconut Mojito Jello Shooters

Grapefruit Margarita

Strawberry Basil Mojito

Fizzy Lime Margarita

The Best Bourbon Sour

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Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

I can’t believe someone wrote a book like that! Freakin awesome… I want in on this! :)

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Matthew Graham

I like cookbooks!

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Erin

Thank you for the kind write-up of the book! Your pop images are just lovely. Totally crushing on your molds as well. Which brand did you use? The colors are great!

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Kristen

No problem at all, Erin. Thank you for putting together such a fun book! I picked up the molds from this little dollar store near my place the other day. Not sure about the brand since the writing on the package was all in Korean :)

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Cori

Why didn’t I think of this?!

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Kristen

I know, right!

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Ouida Lampert

Poptails. Wow. LOVE IT!

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Riley

These look so fun!

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Kristen

Thanks, Riley!

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Aisi Spencer

Am leaving Uni early to make these! Would love a copy of this! <3

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Kristen

These are definitely worth leaving class early for! :)

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Sarah

I can’t wait till next summer to try these. They look so cute and refreshing!

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Kristen

They’re the perfect summertime treat :)

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Matthew Graham

Who Won?

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Kristen

Hey Matthew,

Thank you for reminding me to post about the winners. Sometimes life gets busy and I forget things … oops!

I’m editing the post right now so you will see the results at the bottom of the recipe.

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