Jul 10 2009
It’s that time again… Cocktail of the Week. Because let’s be honest, the only thing you really care about on Friday afternoon is how quickly you can get some alcohol pumping through that overworked body. We’re here to help.
Once again I’m diverging slightly from the traditional cocktail, but it’s summer and it’s hot. So if you can combine the powers of alcohol with a frozen treat, why wouldn’t you? Just warn the kiddies – These are definitely grown up ice pops.
Better still, these adult popsicles come from an expert: Emeril Lagasse. While he’s never been a favorite TV chef of mine (It’s still you Tom Colicchio!), he looks like someone who knows how to make a drink… even if it’s in frozen form. So, whip up some Margarita Popsicles and enjoy the alcoholic treat (as well as an excuse to stand in the freezer for a little while).
Read on for the recipe.
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)
Kosher salt, for garnish
Special Equipment: 4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth. Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil. Place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place). Freeze until hard, preferably overnight. Remove from freezer and run cup under warm water to loosen popsicle. Garnish with kosher salt and serve.
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