Summer is almost gone but there is still time for POPSICLES, especially ones with tequila. These are yummy and refreshing and great for a cookout. I made these for book club, our book was Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen. A fun Summer read whose main character eats a lot of popsicles, so I decided to go with that but jazz it up with a little booze. Be careful when adding tequila or any other alcohol to your popsicles, if you add too much they will not freeze.
Strawberry Margarita Popsicles
6 c Simply Limeade ( found in the produce/juice section of your grocery store)
1-2 T agave syrup ( you could use sugar)
1 t lime zest
1 T chopped cilantro ( optional)
1/4 t salt
1/2 c tequila
add all ingredients, except strawberries to a pitcher and stir to incorporate. pour into popsicle molds or small paper or plastic cups. Place in freezer.
Check after about 1 hr and every 1/2 hour after that. When the mixture is frozen to a slushy state. take out and add 2 sliced strawberries to each pop. Push them down with a popsicle stick or butter knife to desired position.(If you add them at the beginning they will float to the top and won’t be as pretty) Then place a popsicle stick in each pop and place back into the freezer for a couple of more hours.