Lazy Budget Chef: Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

I’m dying to try something a bit more grown up when it comes to making Popsicles – infused with booze.

You want to try one, don't you?
I read that the Fountainbleu Miami Beach serves vodka popsicles at their poolside bar. Have you ever been to the Flountainbleu? If I close my eyes, I can still see their dreamy pools cape with a waterfall that looks over Miami beach and the ocean…………aaaahh!
I’d love to have my own taste of Miami beach in landlocked Ohio.

I don’t have vodka.

I’m too lazy to run to the store to buy some.

I rooted around in the pantry and pulled out a bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial The Balancing Act sent for me to develop recipes. Well, mixed drinks use recipes, don't they?

Actually Husband and I are using the Jose Cuervo for cooking. We have to make a few tweaks to the recipe before it's ready to post. However, the whole desire for Popsicles and arrival of Jose Cuervo Especial was fate. The Balancing Act sent it right after I came home from an out of state family emergency. How's that for timing? Thanks gals!

Back to the booze pop story.

When I think tequila, I automatically think margarita. How festive in a Popsicle!

Sadly, I do not have margarita mix either.

Yep, I’m still to lazy to run to the store to buy some.

I should mention there are five grocery stores in a four mile radious of my house. But yeah, running to the store requires finding car keys and my wallet. I rarely leave with just the item on my list either. I'm a foodie and am tempted to buy interesting ingredients all. the. time.

It's best for me to use what I have. Especially when I'm trying to rebuild our household emergency fund.

Besides, I’m in the mood for something sweet, not tart like a traditional margarita. Since there has to be a significant amount of juice in the mix and a kiss of Jose Cuervo Espeical or it will not freeze into a Popsicle I used what I had on hand and went retro. I made tequila sunrise Popsicles!

Prepara Volcano 4-Piece Pop SetI bought a set of  Prepara Volcano BPA free Popsicle molds earlier in the summer to make Popsicles. I think it's easier to get the finished product out of individual Popsicle molds than my other set of Popsicle molds that are in a row like an ice cube tray. The Prepara Volcano Popsicle molds  allow me to color code the Popsicles so I know which ones are for grown ups only.

Tequila Sunrise Popsicle Recipe

You will need:

5 cups of orange juice
1/c up grenadine
2 teaspoons of Jose Cuervo Especial tequila

Make it:

1. Mix the orange juice, grenadine, and Jose Cuervo Especial tequila together.
2. Pour the tequila sunrise mixture into a Popsicle mold.
3. Put the Popsicle molds in the freezer and wait and wait and wait until the tequila sunrise Popsicles freeze.
4. Once the Popsicles freeze completely, remove from the mold and enjoy!

My friends hailed me a bartending goddess. That means you should probably make them too.

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Disclosure: I am a Balancing Act Community Blogger. I received a sample of Jose Cuervo Espeical to facilitate recipe development.  Please use this product responsibly.