Wednesday, July 16, 2014

DIY Margarita Flower Popsicles

My popsicle maker has quickly become my favorite kitchen item. I've made popsicles so many times this summer out of simple juices, lemonade & mint, fruits, iced coffee, you name it. Everything tastes better in popsicle form. And if your not a big liquid drinker like me, it's a great way to trick yourself into staying hydrated. We got ours at Wayfair (now out of stock) but you can also find great ones at Target or William Sonoma.

These pops in particular were so fun (and pretty) that I had to share! On the 4th of July, Vermont handed us a little bit of rain and a whole lot of lemons so naturally, we made magarita popsicles. Margaritas are one of my favorite celebratory drinks so I was excited to recreate them in popsicle form, with a pretty pink petal twist.
- 1.5 cups citrus juice (mix of lemons & limes)
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/3 cup triple sec
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
- 1 tsp ground salt
- Flowers/petals of your choice (see a full list of edible flowers here)

First, start squeezing those lemons and limes to get all the juice necessary!
Next, add your tequila, triple sec, honey, and salt to the same pitcher and stir.
After that, pour your mixture into the molds and let freeze for about an hour to allow some crystals to form so that your flowers won't float. If you don't have popsicle molds, you can also use plastic cups like in this example.
Once the pops have frozen for about an hour, insert the petals or flowers using your fingers or kitchen tongs and then insert the popsicle sticks. Then, put them back in the freezer and let them freeze for another couple of hours or so.
Once frozen, serve on a pretty platter and enjoy!
Enjoy one or two of these at the beach this summer and you're sure to have a great day. ;)

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