Celebrations, DIY, Recipes

Cinco de Mayo

For Cinco de Mayo this Saturday, I’m making these margarita ice pops.  Margaritas are my favorite drink and they remind me of Mexican vacations.  These ice pops are the perfect treat and taste like little icy morsels of margaritas.  I didn’t have a fancy popsicle maker so I used the ice tray that was in my freezer.  I made them skinny margaritas because I didn’t use a margarita mix just tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and a little salt.  There’s a lot to celebrate in life so why not with boozy ice pops?  Cheers to living in the moment and being happy with all that life has to offer!  ¡Salud!

You’ll need:

Makes 16 pops

  • 1/4 cup tequila (I used Patron)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar (you can use sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 limes
  • Kosher salt
  • Pop sticks
  • Ice tray

First, you need to make the simple syrup.  Mix 1/4 cup of agave nectar and 1/4 cup water and boil until the syrup is combined.  Let the syrup cool.  Second, mix 1/4 cup tequila, the simple syrup (which should be 1/2 cup), the juice of 1/2 lime, 1/2 cup water, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Pour the margarita mixture into the ice cube tray.

After 1 hour, the ice cubes should be firm but not frozen.  Stick the pop sticks into the ice cubes and let the cubes freeze all the way.

When they’re ready, they look like this.

When I was ready to serve them, I slid a slice of lime down the stick to make them look more festive.  Cheers!