Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Please join me in welcoming the word “skinny” to the site today. She’s making her much anticipated debut just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Rumor has it she’s a bit nervous since the folk around here tend to be the deep-friedcheese-stuffedchocolate-dipped types. But don’t let her presence intimidate you. Say it with me now: “This is not a diet blog. This is not a diet blog. This is not a diet blog.”

I do have a confession to make. OK, two confessions:

    1. My obsession with Dance Moms has recently crossed the “I can’t attend social functions on Tuesday nights because if Chloe messes up her solo I need to see if Miss Abby will be pissed” threshold. Send help.
    2. I’d rather eat my calories than drink them.

Number 2 may come as a total shock given the general lack of pizza, cake, pasta, cookies, brownies, pies and candy around these parts. But trust me when I tell you I’m a vodka-soda-with-two-limes kinda gal. However, the popularity of the infamous “skinny margarita” inspired me to create Skinny Margarita Popsicles, allowing us to drink our margaritas and eat them, too.

Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Skinny Margarita Popsicles

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Skinny Margarita Popsicles

Yield: 8 (6-inch) popsicles

Prep Time: 10 min


3/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)
1 1/4 cups fresh orange juice
2 Tablespoons agave nectar
1 cup silver tequila

Special equipment: popsicle molds, popsicle sticks


Whisk together the lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar and tequila.

Pour the liquid into the popsicle molds. Freeze the molds until the liquid begins to firm, about 2 hours, then insert the popsicle sticks. Continue freezing until the popsicles are solid, at least 10 hours. When ready to serve, run the molds under warm water to release the popsicles.

Kelly's Notes:

I've swapped fresh orange juice for the Triple Sec, but you can add a splash back in for the traditional booziness.

I like my margaritas more sour than sweet, so feel free to up the agave nectar if you want a sweeter popsicle.


45 Responses to “Skinny Margarita Popsicles”

  1. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 1, 2013 at 3:15 am

    I am totally craving one of these babies right now! And crazy, but I have ALL the ingredients on hand. They’re just not frozen together in cute popsicles….yet.

  2. #
    Miss Kim @ behgopa — May 1, 2013 at 3:52 am

    I used to love popcycles as a kid….as an adult, not so much. But I think these might make me love them again.

  3. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — May 1, 2013 at 8:48 am

    These sound fantastic!! Definitely planning to make these this Summer!!

  4. #
    Tieghan — May 1, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Oh these are awesome! So crazy, but so delicious!! I need to go buy a popsicle mold ASAP!

  5. #
    Jessica @ Portuguese GIrl Cooks — May 1, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Love these!

  6. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 1, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I desperately need to get a popsicle mold!

  7. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — May 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I’ll happily cheers to Cinco de Mayo with these!!

  8. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I definitely would rather eat my calories than drink them, which is why I drink so much water. Great popsicles though! There’s a restaurant that just opened in Memphis that makes boozy snocones and popsicles.

  9. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — May 1, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Woah sweet Mamma!

  10. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 1, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Margaritas without the guilt? I’M THERE. These look delicious!

  11. #
    Heather || Heather's Dish — May 1, 2013 at 11:11 am

    So dangerous and soooooooo good :) I know what we’re having this weekend!

  12. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — May 1, 2013 at 11:36 am

    These sound so refreshing. I wish I had one to enjoy right now…it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?

  13. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — May 1, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    These popsicles are looking great and would be perfect for any Summer day!

  14. #
    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — May 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Umm LOVE! Where did you get those molds? I’ve been looking around and can only find the Zoku kind that freezes them for you!

  15. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 1, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Absolutely delish idea for spring and summer, Kelly! I love margarita popsicles and have a watermelon margarita variation that you’ve gotta try! Thanks for sharing.

  16. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — May 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I love this- I also have a “skinny” recipe planned and I’ll have to clarify that I do NOT write a diet blog haha.

    I love these popsicles though- it’s going to be warm and sunny this whole week so they are perfect!

  17. #
    Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy — May 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Oh Yea baby!!!!

  18. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — May 1, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I love these SO much. I need some skinny in my life. :)

  19. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — May 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    These look too perfect for Cinco de Drinko…I mean Cinco de Mayo! ;)

  20. #
    Patricia — May 1, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Been thinking about these since I saw your post this morning :) Mmmmmm!

  21. #
    katie — May 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Omg… you crack me up about Dance Moms… totally haven’t been sucked into that reality show… yet! These skinny pops look great! I love the concept of the drinking and eating them ;)

  22. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    These look so refreshing!!!

  23. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — May 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    skinny? shut up.

  24. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — May 2, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    As a girl who cant handle her alcohol, these babies are dangerous but oh so good!

  25. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 3, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I will be craving these all day long! Love these popsicles, Kelly!

  26. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — May 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Oh, maaaan! Kelly, I need these Skinny Margarita Popsicles in my life right now…for lunch, to go with Cassie’s Fajita-Flavored Popcorn! Pinning… xo

  27. #
    Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats — May 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Whoa! I was cracking up in the beginning of this post!! But then found myself salivating towards the end. This look amazing and major bonus points on the “skinny”! Genius! Perfect for this week and even better for the summer. So glad I found ya… following you through Bloglovin now! :)

  28. #
    Gloria @ Simply Gloria — May 3, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I’m the same way Kelly, when it come to eating the calories rather than drinking them. Loving how refreshing these popsicles are to have for when the mommies and I have our get together while the kiddos are playing in the water! Pinning!

  29. #
    Kristi — May 4, 2013 at 7:46 am

    These are perfect for the summer weather we’re having! Can’t wait to make these this weekend!

  30. #
    Kathleen Richardson — May 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Sounds delicious. Esp. love that first photo. How many can you eat in one sitting and still walk a straight line?!

  31. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Yes please! It’s getting a bit warm here in LA so these are definitely a must-make!

  32. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — May 5, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    haven’t made popsicles yet this year. these look fab!

  33. #
    John — May 5, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    This is a great summer treat that will help you still shed some pounds even when you are out and about.

  34. #
    Sarah W. Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) — May 6, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    These are totally speaking my language. Mmm. I would love to grab one of these and head to the beach to watch the sunset this summer.

  35. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — May 7, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Mmm perfect on a sunny day with my butt plopped in a reclining sun chair!!

    • Kelly Senyei replied: — May 7th, 2013 @ 7:36 am

      Haha! I am right there with you, Gerry :)

  36. #
    Aggie — May 7, 2013 at 6:39 am

    The skinny marg was definitely a game changer in the drink your calories dept (for me!). These look fantastic!

  37. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — May 7, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Oh my yes. These are gonna be a staple in my freezer this summer!

  38. #
    Laura | My Little Gourmet — May 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    My husband just walked by while I was looking at these and said, “Um, ya, we are making those right now.” I agree. Hope you had a happy cinco de mayo!

  39. #
    amy @ fearless homemaker — May 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    These look SO fantastic! And even though your site isn’t a diet-y one, I always still like seeing the occasional skinny recipe. It’s all about balance, right? =)

  40. #
    ashley - baker by nature — May 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I want to make these all Summer long!!!

  41. #
    Dora — May 8, 2013 at 11:57 am

    I’m thinking about doing these in icecube form for a girl’s afternoon/night punch…with some of the lime sherbet/citrus punch to add just a little kick! Though I’ll make some for myself, just have to remember which popsicles are mine, and not the kiddo friendly kind. :)


    • Kelly Senyei replied: — May 8th, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

      Great idea, Dora!

  42. #
    Kiran @ — May 13, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Totally love the idea of swapping orange juice with triple sec. It’s the only right way ;)


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