Strawberry Margarita Popsicles

Meet the Jello-O Shot’s cooler cousin: Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops. Fresh-flavored and frosty, these lickable cocktails on a stick are my solution to beating the heat. And with summer at a rolling boil in New York City, I can’t help but want to steer clear of anything involving an oven and/or an open flame.

I used flat popsicle molds, and poured any leftovers into shot glasses. Ten minutes into the freezing process, add a popsicle stick to the glasses to make mini-pops (and for mini-pops for mini-hands, just leave out the alcohol). You could also easily adapt this recipe by including pineapple or blueberries in the fresh fruit mix.

Get ‘em while it’s hot … or be forced lucky enough to lick up the leftovers.

Strawberry Margarita Ice Pops

Yield: 8 ice pops

Prep Time: 10 min


1¼ lbs. strawberries, hulled and halved
½ cup white tequila
½ cup superfine granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice


Combine the strawberries, tequila, granulated sugar and lime juice in a blender and purée until smooth.

Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large liquid measuring cup or bowl with a spout. You will have approximately three cups of liquid.

Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds being careful to fill the molds only three-fourths full (the mixture will expand when it freezes). Add the popsicle sticks, if necessary, and place the molds in the freezer for at least 24 hours.

To unmold the ice pops, run them under lukewarm water for 10 seconds then slide them from the molds.

Recipe adapted from Gourmet.


25 Responses to “Strawberry Margarita Popsicles”

  1. #
    Noma — June 19, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for another beautiful photo and irresistable recipe.

  2. #
    Marta Silva — June 20, 2011 at 11:07 am

    These look amazing. I was wondering, where did you find those pop molds? They look fantastic!!!

    Thank you

    • Kelly replied: — June 20th, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

      Thank you, Marta! I picked up the flat mold at the New York Cake baking supply store located in Chelsea. I didn’t have luck finding them online, but NY Cake delivers all over the world, so it’s worth an inquiry! You can find their contact info here:

  3. #
    Kristen — June 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I love those molds and these pops!

  4. #
    Lisa — June 21, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I hope I can find a mold like this in Dallas, it’s sooooooooooo hot here right now

    • Kelly replied: — June 21st, 2011 @ 12:44 am

      I got this mold at New York Cake supply store, but I know Wal-Mart and Bed, Bath & Beyond also carry Popsicle molds. If you can’t find the molds but need to cool off, try this S’more Shake. (It’s my go-to for when I can’t wait 24 hours for the ice pops to freeze!)

  5. #
    amelia from z tasty life — June 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

    well, nice to meet you, ‘rita-pop: you look fabulous in your berry-red outfit and i am sure you taste tantalizing too!!!

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    kamran siddiqi — June 23, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! I’ll have to make these (substituting orange juice for the tequila, of course!) immediately. I was in serious need of an ice pop earlier today, and these would have been absolutely lovely.

    • Kelly replied: — June 23rd, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

      The orange juice substitute would be perfect, or I’d even go for pineapple for an added tang. We need to make a dinner date ASAP!

  7. #
    Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite — June 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Now THESE are my kind of ice pops. I need to get me some of those molds. So many possibilities re: flavour!

  8. #
    Alli — August 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Doesn’t the tequila not freeze? how do you get it to not freeze

    • Kelly replied: — August 16th, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

      Hi Alli,

      The juice to alcohol ration is just such that the pops actually do freeze. It’s not a completely hard freeze, but definitely enough to enjoy them as popsicles. Hope that helps!

  9. #
    Jan — August 17, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Gotta try these…. In spite of the sugar!

  10. #
    Cami — June 26, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Oh this looks/sounds DELICIOUS!! Where can I get those molds? I haven’t been able to find them :(

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — June 27th, 2012 @ 6:46 am

      Thanks, Cami! You can buy any sort of popsicle mold, but this specific one I bought at New York’s Cake & Baking Co.

  11. #
    Grace — August 6, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    These look so good! Is there any non alcoholic substitute for tequila?


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