These salted frozen margarita popsicles prepared in 20 minutes using 4 ingredients to create a refreshing lemonade popsicle whether spiked with tequila to make a cocktail popsicle or a kid-friendly blue lemonade pop!
These frozen margarita popsicles are an easy form of the classic cocktail made with just 4 basic ingredients. Like my watermelon popsicles, my cookies and cream popsicles or my healthy fudgesicles, these margarita popsicles are easy to mix up in a blender and are refined-sugar-free.
These pops are tangy with citrus juice, and can be an adult cocktail with tequila, or add blue Gatorade for a fun, kid-friendly lemonade pop.
Either way, the perfect refreshing treat on a stick that is perfect for a summer picnic, or holidays such as Cinco de Mayo, Fourth of July, Memorial Day or even Labor Day picnics.
Why You'll Love These
Easy to make. Just blend up lemon and lime juice, maple syrup and a few other ingredients and pour into a popsicle mold. Make it for adults with alcohol, or choose a simple lemonade flavor.
A cocktail popsicle. To turn this frosty margarita popsicle into a cocktail, add tequila with a blue liquor called curacao for a refreshing relaxing treat the color of a swimming pool at a high-end resort.
A blue lemonade popsicle. The same brilliant blue is possible with either blue Gatorade, a hydration drink, or a bit of blue Spirulina. Gatorade provides electrolytes but it has sugar, so adding Spirulina is definitely healthier. Spirulina, a powdered algae, is said to be a complete protein as well as high in calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, E and K. And is known for the ability to boost immunity and reduce fatigue.
- Lime juice. Freshly squeezed or buy bottled with only lime juice in the ingredients.
- Lemon juice. Freshly squeezed or buy bottled with only lemon juice in the ingredients.
- Maple syrup. Or agave, you'll need a liquid sweetener here.
- Toppings: Flakey salt, shredded coconut
- Silver tequila. Silver tequila is a form of liquor made from the blue agave plant. It tastes fruity with a peppery after taste, the perfect match with the tang of lemon and lime.
- Blue curacao. Blue curacao, an inexpensive liquor created by the Dutch on the island of Curacao. It comes in several colors and the blue version makes a lovely shade of the Caribbean ocean. Despite the color, blue curacao is said to taste like oranges.
- Gatorade. Use the "frost glacier freeze" blue flavor. As a healthy blog, I don't normally recommend processed and sugary hydration drinks, but this one as fewer dyes, for a healthier choice try...
- Spirulina powder. Spirulina is a powdered algae and comes in green and blue. Using the blue version, you'd dissolve it in water to create a slurry to add to the popsicle mixture. The final color will be a deeper blue.
Steps to Make
Here are the general steps to make this recipe. Find the detailed measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
1. Squeeze lemons and limes to gather 1 cup of juice or measure out 1 cup from bottled quality juice.
2. To a blender, add the juice and maple syrup and taste the mixture to adjust for sweetness.
3. Choose which popsicle to make.
4. To Make Popsicle Mixture with Alcohol. To the juice mixture, add the alcohol and stir or shake, and taste again to see if adjustments are needed.
5. To Make Popsicle Mixture without Alcohol. To the juice mixture, add either blue spirulina or blue Gatorade. To make the Spirulina slurry, add the blue spirulina powder to water and stir until fully dissolved.
6. Pour into Molds. Pour either mixture into the popsicle mold and insert sticks.
7. Freeze the mold for at least 4 hours. Remove the popsicles from a silicon mold by peeling down the mold. If your mold is more solid, you might have to run the bottom under hot water. Once removed, wet the top of each popsicle and dotted on salt or coconut shreds to emulate a real margarita.
1.This recipe makes eight popsicles.
2.You can add a bit more tequila to the cocktail popsicle, however be careful not to add too much since alcohol has a low freezing point, so too much might prevent the popsicles from solidifying.
3. Flavor of Spirulina. If you choose to use spirulina to turn the kid's version blue, you should know that Spirulina is bitter in flavor, so you'll need to add more maple syrup to offset it. Be sure to taste-test before pouring the mixture into the molds.
4. Sweetness of Gatorade. If you choose Gatorade, add it before you add the maple syrup because Gatorade is quite sweet and you might not need maple syrup at all.
5. To get the most juice from a lemon and a lime, roll it first, applying light pressure. Then slice and squeeze.
The alcoholic version should be eaten within two days; after that the alcoholic effects disappear. Keep the delicious alcohol-free Margarita popsicle stored in the freezer until you are ready to serve for up to three months. Wrapping them individually in shrink wrap and then putting into a sealed container will help protect them best from freezer burn.
How to Serve
The alcoholic version popsicles will melt quickly so keep them frozen until ready to serve, and serve buried in ice cubes. The sweet and sour flavors are the perfect accompaniment to snacks such as salty chips and salsa.
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Salted Margarita Popsicles
For pops with alcohol
- ¼ cup silver tequila
- 2 tablespoon blue curacao
For pops without alcohol
- ½ cup blue gatorade Find it here.
- ¼ cup water + 1 teaspoon blue Spirulina powder
- flakey salt
- shredded coconut
- Squeeze lemons and limes to gather 1 cup of juice or measure out 1 cup from bottled quality juice. Add the juice to a blender.½ cup lime juice, ½ cup lemon juice
- Add the maple syrup and taste the mixture to adjust for sweetness.2 tablespoon maple syrup
- Choose which popsicle to make.
To Make Popsicle Mixture WITH Alcohol
- To the juice mixture, add the alcohol and stir or shake, and taste again to see if adjustments are needed.*¼ cup silver tequila, 2 tablespoon blue curacao
To Make Popsicle Mixture WITHOUT Alcohol
- To the juice mixture, add either blue spirulina or blue gatorade. To make the Spirulina slurry, add the blue spirulina powder to water and stir until fully dissolved.¼ cup water + 1 teaspoon blue Spirulina powder, ½ cup blue gatorade
Pour into Molds
- Pour either mixture into the popsicle mold and insert sticks.
- Freeze the mold for at least 4 hours.
- Once removing the popsicles, wet the top of each popsicle and dotted on salt or coconut shreds to emulate a real margarita.flakey salt, shredded coconut