These citrus-infused, tequila-based boozy Margarita Popsicles are a yummy adult treat on hot summer days!
Cocktails are awesome. But if you're looking for a fun, creative way to serve drinks this summer, consider making cocktails in popsicle form!
These margarita popsicles are SO refreshing. I love the citrus lime and the tropical flavors of mango and passionfruit. So very summery, right?
Since we can't travel right now, I see these popsicles as tasty vehicles to transport us to sunny, warm tropical beaches. Ahhh... can't you just feel the sweet heat of the sun on your face, and feel those ocean breezes?
Someday soon, we'll travel again, my friends. Until then, let's hit the beach via yummy tropical treats!
Once we are back to socializing and no longer social distancing, these margarita popsicles would be PERFECT for your summer soirees!
Make them the night before you have people over and allow them to freeze overnight. Once you are ready to serve them, serve carefully remove them from the popsicle molds and set onto a tray filled with ice. This makes for a really pretty presentation, and also keeps the popsicles cool!
Don't leave them out at room temperature for too long though. These melt fast, so take them out right before you serve them.
What's in margarita popsicles?
- Tequila reposado - Reposado is "rested" tequila. Meaning, it's been aged. Most reposado tequilas are aged at least 60 days and up to one year. I like reposados for recipes like this because aging mellows any harshness in flavor and adds beautiful, elegant flavors or oak and vanilla.
- tropical juice - I use a tropical mango passionfruit juice, but you could use mango juice, guava juice, pineapple juice. I think a classic POG juice (Passionfruit Orange Guava) would be a delicious option!
- honey - you can also use agave instead of honey.
- lime juice - fresh lime juice adds the best flavor, but you can also use shelf-stable storebought lime juice instead.
How to make margarita popsicles
Making these adult boozy popsicles could not be easier.
Simply mix all ingredients together, pour into popsicle molds, freeze, then enjoy once they are fully frozen!
How long does it take for popsicles to freeze?
These tequila popsicles usually freeze in about 5 hours. However, if you can leave them in the freezer overnight, all the better.
Tips for removing frozen popsicles from the molds
Sometimes margarita popsicles are tricky to get out of the molds without breaking. It definitely depends on the specific popsicle molds you have.
These are the popsicle molds I have. Mine are yellow, but they come in different colors.
There are two methods that have worked for me:
- Allow to thaw slightly at room temperature until popsicles more easily slide out of the mold.
- Or, gently run molds under warm water for about 20 seconds each to make it easier to remove from the molds.
More Summer Treats
- Strawberry Rhubarb Popsicles
- Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipe: Boozy Chocolate Peanut Butter Floats
- Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Vegan, Dairy-Free)
- Easy Homemade Unicorn Magic Shell for Ice Cream Cake
- Cookies and Cream Ice Cream (Dairy-Free, Vegan)
Tropical Margarita Popsicles
- 1 - ½ cups tropical mango passionfruit juice
- ¾ cup reposado tequila
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- optional: sliced jalapeno
- Mix all ingredients together, then pour into six popsicle molds.Optional: to add a bit of spicy heat to the popsicles, place 2-3 jalapeno slices, seeds removed, into each mold before freezing.
- Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
- When completely frozen, carefully remove from the mold. Enjoy!