Thursday, May 01, 2008

Alco-Pops

Despite the fact that it snowed on Monday, today it is 70 in Chicago. I can't think of a better way to cool off on this Thirsty Thursday than to enjoy a Margarita Popsicle. I wish my ice cream man served these. Then again, the one in Pittsburgh used to sell drugs.

Don't forget this recipe as you prepare for all of your Cinco de Derby parties this weekend. More on that tomorrow!



Margarita Popsicles

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
Kosher salt, for garnish

Special Equipment: 4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks

Directions: Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth. Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil. Place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place). Freeze until hard, preferably overnight. Remove from freezer and run cup under warm water to loosen popsicle. Garnish with kosher salt and serve. Enjoy!

(Recipe from Epicurious.com. Photo from Pictopia.com

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