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.
Yay! It’s Friday, the longest day of the year and the first Official Day of Summer. You should celebrate! Try this twist on one of my favorite cocktails, The Beerita. Using fresh pineapple makes this drink even better than the classic.
Fresh Pineapple Beerita
2 cups fresh pineapple cored, peeled and chopped
1/3 c tequila
1 c Corona or Corona Light Beer
1 T Lime juice
1 cup ice
Throw this all in a blender and puree until smooth then drink up.
Hold the phone, I had no idea such a day existed. Yet another reason to celebrate, responsibly of course. Happy National Tequila day to everyone!
Try these recipes to reach your Tequila requirement for the day…
Spicy Tequila Pulled Pork
Raspberry Tequila Sangria
This weekend my friends stopped over and it ended up being an unplanned girls night in. Luckily they thought to bring the makings for one of our favorite but under utilized drinks, Beer Ritas. We discovered this recipe over 10 years ago, but sometimes we forget about it, it is a Margarita made with beer and limeade instead of that weird pre made Margarita mix with the funny after taste. It’s just as easy but much more refreshing and delicious. I am going to stock up and keep some limeade in my freezer, you never know when you need the makings for an instant party. Pairs perfectly with salsa and chips.
1 can or 6oz frozen limeade concentrate (we used Minute Maid)
1 can or 6 oz Tequila
1 can or 6 oz water
1 12 oz bottle of light beer, we used Corona Light
Empty the can of limeade into a blender or pitcher, refill the can with Tequila, and add, than refill with water and add. Pour in one bottle of beer and stir or blend in a blender. Serve over ice in salt rimmed glasses. To make salt rimmed glasses, run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip into salt poured on a small plate.