Mexican fruit popsicles are called ‘paletas’ and around the corner from my home is a great Fruiteria that sells all sorts of delicious frozen treats including these paletas.
Obviously, I can’t leave well enough alone and the mixologist in me wants to make cocktails out of popsicles every time I have one. Popsicle Margaritas are in particularly excellent with these delicious frozen fruit pops. Lime, strawberry, and mango are my favorites, but watermelon, blueberry, and raspberry margaritas aren’t too shabby either.
I start with my ice-cold sugarless margarita recipe (I call it a Tequila Kamikaze on the blog) and stick one of these fruity frozen popsicles in it. The fun part is deciding whether to eat the popsicle and drink the margarita or stir the cocktail until the popsicle is completely melted. It’s a tough decision.
Here is my Popsicle Margarita recipe:
- Cocktail Shaker
- 2 Ounces Tequila or Mezcal
- 1 Ounce Grand Marnier
- 1/2 Lime Juice Only
- Pinch Salt
- 1 Frozen Fruit Popsicle
- Place all ingredients except popsicle, in a cocktail shaker over ice, shake well until ice cold
- Serve in a salt-rimmed old fashioned glass
- Garnish with a slice of lime