Silver Tequila & Lime ~
While taking part in a cool Twitter chat,
organized by Today’s Nest…
(So excited to be asked! Thank you Sam!)
we arrived at the festive topic of,
stepping up your
Cinco de Mayo celebration.
I suggested this:
Silver Margarita Pops,
a grownup take…on the ice pop!
Great for Cinco de Mayo AND on those
hot summer days.
The Silver tequila keeps them smooth and
light. The combo of
freshly squeezed lime juice and
key lime juice, plus a little
gives the margarita pops, that
real south of the
Freshly squeezed orange juice
sweetens the deal,
a splash of Grand Marnier, well,
gilds the Lilly.. so to speak.
A scant sprinkling of smoked
sea salt, gives the pops that
little somethin’ extra.
I keep the portions petite, by
using our limoncello shot glasses.
Freeze a liquid base, pop in the sticks
and pour to the brim!
These refreshingly, tart Silver
Margarita Pops will
freeze rapidly…keep in the
ice box nicely and
Great ALL summer long.
I can hear ‘the Mr.’ now…
‘of COURSE you used the
4 or 5 key limes
zest of three or so key lime
3 tablespoons superfine sugar
Combine limes to equal 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/8 cup silver tequila
splash of Grand Marnier
Makes 7 or 8 small pops ~
Dissolve the sugar in the lime and orange juices and spirits.
Add the lime zest. Adjust the flavor to your liking.
Too tart, add a little more sugar and/or O.J.
Pour into small containers, filling one-third full.
Add a few flakes of smoked salt to each glass and freeze.
Pop in your sticks and fill to the top. I cut lollipop sticks in two, for mine.
Dip the Margarita pop containers in a little warm water
and wiggle them free.