Why? Because I want you to have your drink and eat it too . . . that’s why! Strawberry season is long gone, at least for the June-bearing kind, but I’m glad I still have a couple of these strawberry margarita popsicles left. Everbearing strawberries produce one crop in the spring/early summer and another in the fall, so be on the lookout! Homegrown strawberries are like homegrown tomatoes—their flavor is unrivaled. The far-traveled supermarket fare is no match to a freshly-picked nature nugget. It’s just not. I dare you to prove me wrong 🙂
All of our berries are over at the honeymoon cottage, so I will admit they are pretty much left to their own devices. Those that I do pick are eaten almost immediately. Luckily, there is a pick-your-own strawberry farm right down the road from us. You might be surprised how much you find “right down the road” when you live in the country :).
And when you live in the country, you don’t have neighbors that will judge you for day drinking, but in case you do, these are our little secret, k? Because what’s more harmless than a popsicle? I mean, I guess if you eat a popsicle, and then file the stick into a shiv, well then it’s kind of dangerous. But if you’re doing that, you probably shouldn’t be drinking. Or I’m assuming you have a good reason to do so—like you’re fighting zombies. And if you’re fighting zombies, you probably don’t have time to make these popsicles, and you’re probably not on the internet reading this. Let’s just assume you aren’t fighting zombies or making shivs out of popsicle sticks.
Let’s assume you like popsicles. And strawberries. And who doesn’t like tequila? Unless you had a rough night in college, and we’ll just leave it at that, because we don’t want to embarrass anyone here, but it somehow ended in a vow to never, ever drink that much tequila ever again. Ever. Well I’m here to get you back on the bandwagon. Wait, off the bandwagon? Because really, you can’t put THAT much tequila in popsicles, or they won’t be popsicles anymore. They will be slushies, or frozen margaritas. And if you have too many margaritas, you might think it’s a good idea to take shots of tequila, and make shivs out of popsicle sticks, and that’s not what we’re here for. We’re here to make strawberry margarita popsicles, people! And honestly, if you’re more responsible than me, you can make them without the tequila (blasphemy).
Strawberry Margarita Popsicles
- 1 1/2 cups Demitri's Margarita Mix or your favorite mix, I just like it doesn't have a bunch of junk in it
- 1/2 cup triple sec
- 1/4 cup tequila if not using tequila and triple sec, use another 3/4 cup mix
- 1 pint strawberries
- Blend mix, triple sec, and tequila in blender. Add strawberries and pulse so there are still hunks of strawberries. Add to popsicle molds and freeze. Have your drink and eat it too!