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-fried, cheese-stuffed, chocolate-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:
- 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.
- 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.
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Skinny Margarita Popsicles
Yield: 8 (6-inch) popsicles
- 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.