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.


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    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.

  2. 16


    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!

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    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 ;)

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    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! :)

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    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!

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    Dora says

    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!

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    Priyanka says

    I loved this. But I am not familiar with agave nectar here. Can I use normal honey instead of that? Also can you suggest any non-alcoholic alternative for tequilla?


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