Margarita Popsicles

Margarita Popsicles. Joanne Sasvari photo

Note that you will need popsicle moulds and, if you don’t have plastic holders, wooden popsicle sticks for this recipe.

0.5 cup sugar

1 cup water

0.75 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 juicy limes)

0.25 cup silver tequila

0.25 cup orange liqueur

Garnish: flaky sea salt (optional)

Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool.

Pour lime juice, tequila and orange liqueur into a large pitcher, then stir in the sugar water.

Pour into popsicle moulds, leaving a bit of head space. Place in freezer.

Meanwhile, if you’re using wooden popsicle sticks, soak them in water—this will help them stay put when you insert them in the popsicles.

After about an hour, check your popsicles. They should be fairly solidly slushy by now, so you can insert your popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least another 3 hours and preferably overnight.

Release the popsicles by running water over the mould. If you like, sprinkle them with a little flaky sea salt. Serve immediately. Makes 8 to 12 popsicles, depending on the size of your mould.

—by Joanne Sasvari

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