Blended, up, or on the rocks, I love a good margarita. It’s the type of cool and refreshing cocktail that fits perfectly with summer. For an extra icy kick, I love freezing margaritas into popsicles. What could be better than a frozen margarita on a stick?!
For this margarita popsicle, I tweaked my blended mango margarita recipe and froze the mixture in paper cups. It’s just that simple to make summertime poptails. These boozy ice pops are part of popsicle week, a food blogger recipe roundup of creative frozen pops. Check out the popsicle week recipe collection over at Wit and Vinegar.
Mango Margarita Popsicle Recipe
1 cup chopped fresh ripe mango
2 ounces (1/4 cup) water
1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) blanco or reposado tequila
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) clear orange liqueur such as Cointreau
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
1 to 2 tablespoons light agave nectar
Paper cups or popsicle molds
Wooden craft sticks
Add mango, water, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar to blender container. Cover and blend until smooth.
Divide mixture among 4 (5-ounce) paper cups. Cover cups with foil; insert craft stick. (Or, use a popsicle mold.) Freeze about 8 hours or until frozen. To serve, tear away paper cups. Garnish with lime slices.
Makes 4 boozy popsicles
Tip: The amount of agave nectar needed depends on the sweetness of the mango and personal taste. Start by blending in 1 tablespoon and add more as needed. If you don’t have agave nectar, simple syrup can be substituted.