It does not have to be Cinco De Mayo to crave or even enjoy a margarita. Iced, frozen, with or without salt [or sugar rims], margaritas are so refreshing during the summer months, and are great for day or night. There is so much versatility in what you can do with the margarita, and in search of strawberry margaritas to feature across the net, I ran across this Strawberry Margarita Ice Pop.
BOOYAH – I want it now! Right now. How cool is this treat?! Want to have a party in your mouth? I believe this is the way to accomplish it. Although I have not tried this treat yet, it did feel like Kiwi needed to be added to the mix. The strawberry and kiwi are sweet while complimenting each other perfectly, and the tequila and salt balance it out so you will want to play around with your own version of the recipe to achieve the right amount of sweetness to your taste. I tend to put water in my sweetened iced tea so I caution more on the less sweet side.
Strawberry Kiwi Margarita Ice Pops Recipe:
2 cups stawberries frozen or fresh cleaned, tops removed and cut into quarters
2 cups fresh kiwi, cut in 1/2
1 lime (juice extracted)
2 tbsps tequila
1 tbsp Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup water
1/4 cup simple syrup or agave
Place ingredients into a blender (Magic Bullet or otherwise) and purée [minus the SS or Agave]. Add simple syrup & blend thoroughly.
Pour the liquid into cup molds. Freeze for 1 hour to allow the liquid to congeal before inserting wooden sticks. Continue to freeze for 12-24 hours before serving.
To unmold the ice pops, dip the frozen molds into warm water for a few seconds. This will loosen the pop from the stick so you can gently remove them from the mold. Salt if you like your margarita that way or add a little sugar for a pretty looking garnish.
Adapted from Daisy’s World.
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