Anne Radcliffe: Dinner - It's Not Rocket Science

Jul
23
2017

Margarita Freezer Ice Pops to Make Every Day Feel Like You're On Vacation

Be the life of the BBQ. Or have a frozen margarita whenever you want one.

Allow me to introduce to you the Mr. Freeze for those of drinking age: the Lime Margarita Freezer Pop. Be the life of the summer BBQ with these alcoholic freezies. Or simply have a frozen margarita whenever you want one. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

You know what's awesome? Margaritas. You know what sucks? Having to make margaritas. I mean, let's be honest. It's not rocket surgery. But keeping around the materials to make margaritas, to have ice on hand, to whip out the blender... And sure, there's these handy little frozen cans of the mix. But if you're going to use one, you're committed to making the margaritas en masse. That's not such a bad thing if you're at a BBQ with 4-5 other margarita lovers, but what if you only have a couple margarita drinkers and the rest want a mojito? 

Or - gasp - if they opt for beer?

So you see, the logistics of making frozen margaritas is enough to make a margarita girl into an on-the-rocks type person. Or make her switch to wine. Because BBQs are stressful enough to bartend without having to rinse your blender out as you're trying not to burn the hamburgers.

Now here I'm going to blow your mind. What if... your margaritas were made well in advance of any party and you only had to send people to grab one out of the freezer? What if you could make a whole pile of them, of different flavours, and let people self serve without having to clean the blender all evening long? What if... you could have yourself a frozen margarita ANY TIME at all BY YOURSELF without wasting anything and without having to even dirty a glass to enjoy it?

Allow me to introduce to you the Mr. Freeze for those of drinking age: the Lime Margarita Freezer Pop. All you need to make your own adult freezer pops is some tequila, a handy-dandy can of premade frozen mix, some ice, and some plastic sleeves (when you're Googling, search ice candy or ice pop).

I bought big ones last year from Amazon for a reasonable price towards the end of summer (although I don't recommend this NOW because for some reason they want to charge an extra $40 for a padded envelope if you're Canadian), but they have smaller ones. There's also some reusable silicone ones out there to purchase. And if you've got a thing for instant gratification, I've been told that Bed Bath & Beyond also carries them. Whichever option you pick, don't try to make a moulded ice pop out of this one; the alcohol content of is simply too high.

And let's be fair, you don't really want a solid but watery margarita-ish ice pop when you could have a good frozen margarita with the as-intended consistency of a Slurpee, would you?  Stay frosty this summer.

Allow me to introduce to you the Mr. Freeze for those of drinking age: the Lime Margarita Freezer Pop. Be the life of the summer BBQ with these alcoholic freezies. Or simply have a frozen margarita whenever you want one. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

Lime Margarita Freezer Ice Pop

Ingredients

1 can Bacardi frozen margarita mix
Tequila
Water
Ice

Directions

(note: if you follow directions as written on the can, the mixture will not freeze sufficiently - we're going to be close but reduce alcohol by volume slightly)

  •  Add Bacardi margarita mix, 2 cans of ice, and slightly less than the instructed 1/2 can of tequila to a blender.
     
  •  Pulse blender until ice breaks down, then blend on low until smooth.
     
  •  Add an additional 1 1/2 cans of ice and 1/2 can of cold water and blend again until smooth. 
     
  •  Using a funnel, spoon margarita slush into plastic sleeves, leaving 2 inches free to knot with (or stopping 1/2 inch from zip area if using zippered sleeves). 
     
  •  Freeze for two hours. Pops will not solidify completely but achieve a firm state.
     
  •  Makes 7 large freezies, or 14 6" ones.

Allow me to introduce to you the Mr. Freeze for those of drinking age: the Lime Margarita Freezer Pop. Be the life of the summer BBQ with these alcoholic freezies. Or simply have a frozen margarita whenever you want one. | YMCFood | YummyMummyClub.ca

IMAGES SOURCE: COURTESY OF ANNE RADCLIFFE

 

Want some more ice pops meant just for adults? Check out my Sweet & Fruity White Wine Sangria Ice Pops and Mocha Baileys Fudge Pops.