All this hot weather and tequila-talk inspired to make margaritas. I wanted to make something I could take on the go…perhaps to the event on Sunday? Poptails are the solution. It’s a popsicle that happens to be a cocktail. Oh sneaky us… no one would ever guess we were licking our way into inebriation. All you need to do is gather some ingredients, blend, and freeze (oh I bet you already have that fifth of Tequila in your kitchen… or am I the only one?). There are many different versions of poptails as you have probably seen on Pinterest. I wanted to fire up the taste buds with the sweet heat of a Mango Jalapeño Margarita. The sweetness from the mango gives a refreshing respite from the spicy kick of the jalapeños. This little invention is going to make summer a whole lot better (and boozier). See you on the other side.
What are your plans for the weekend?? What is your favorite type of Margarita?
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Jalapeño Mango Margarita Popsicle
yields 8 small popsicles
• 3 cups mango, peeled and cubed (I used frozen)
• 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
• 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
• 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger (optional)
• 2 jalapeño peppers, deseeded and chopped
• 1/2 cup water
• 4 oz (shots) silver tequila
• 1 1/4 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec, I used Cointreau)
• 1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
• 2 1/2 tablespoon organic agave nectar
• aluminum foil to cover cups
• 8 3-6oz (plastic is better than paper in this case, makes it easier to pop it out)
• 8 popsicle sticks (I used apple sticks because it was sturdier)
Note: My proportions here are on the stronger side. Hey, don’t judge me. If you prefer taste side over tequila just use 2 ounces.
1. Combine first 10 ingredients: mango, lime juice, zest , ginger, jalapeño, water, tequila, liqueur, salt and agave nectar. Blend until smooth.
*not if you don’t have a powerful blender you might want to blend the jalapeño first to avoid chunks
2. Lay out 8 plastic cups depending on the size of your cups pour about 3-5 oz of the tequila mix.
—There are 2 methods to insert the stick: 3a or 3b—
3a. Cover all the cups with aluminum. Take the apple sticks and poke a hole trough the aluminum. It acts a stabilizer to hold up the stick in the center. Freeze for a minimum of 5 hours (best if overnight).
3b. You can freeze for about 2 hours or until the mixture starts to solidify to hold a stick upright.
Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles.
4. When ready to eat/lick, just squeeze the sides and it should pop right out.