Simply Healthy Family: Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita Swirl Popsicles #NationalMargaritaDay

22.2.15

Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita Swirl Popsicles #NationalMargaritaDay




There's one National Food Holiday that I look forward to every year.  No, not National Nutella Day (I'm sure there's one of those) but National Margarita Day! It couldn't fall on a better day as far as I'm concerned. While I'll attempt to refrain from bragging that it's perfect patio sitting and margarita sipping weather here in Phoenix, I know most of the country is fed up with the blizzards and sub zero weather. Ick. 



{Sweet Treat Alert ;}








But let's think positively shall we? I think some genus of a person (obviously a woman) pinned National Margarita Day on February 22nd for a good reason. Perhaps for those who are at their wits end with snow days and snow boots and snow plows they can turn up the heat a bit, put on their sundresses and bathing suits and sip on a frosty margarita!


Makes perfect sense! I'm rational that way.









Let's savour every single tart, tangy and sweet drop of a Strawberry Lime Aide Margarita frozen style. Let the sticky sweetness slowly melt and drip on your fingers. Then slurp it up quickly so as not to waste a drop! These can be poured into tiny Dixie cups and put in the freezer with popsicle sticks like we did in the 80's (minus the tequila) or if you have a ZOKU pop maker you can have one of these Margarita pop's in less than 5 minutes. 


Yes, seriously.  5 minutes!










You Will Need


3 cups chopped strawberries
2 cups prepared lime aide (found in the frozen section)
3-4 ounces tequila of your choice
some sort of popsicle maker, mold or dixie cups w popsicle sticks (I love our ZUKO)



Make lime aide according to directions but use only 1/2 as much water!!!  In a blender, puree strawberries until smooth. Pour a bit of strawberry puree in mold. If you are using a conventional method you will need to put the molds/cups in freezer and wait 15-20 minutes. If you re using a ZOKU it will take about 1 minute. Pour a bit of the lime aide on top of frozen strawberry layer and let freeze. Repeat until the mold is full. 






Sit back. Kick your feet up and hang in there until Spring arrives!





A big.fat.huge.THANKS to Heather aka girlichef for organizing yet another magnificent Margarita Day roundup! She is one of my longest standing relationships in the food blogging world and I owe much of where I am, wherever that may be in part to her. If you haven't already, you really need to follow along on her site, girlichef. Seriously, some good f*#@ng food!









Don't stop at popsicles! Make a day..... weekend out of it, put on your best flip flops and sunglasses and check out these other margarita inspired recipes!






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20 comments:

  1. Wow, it's like you made these just for me or something...popsicle-fanatic, margarita-lover, sitting in a wasteland of frozen everything. Yeah, I could definitely kick back and enjoy one of these beauties right now. Love these Gwen, and thanks so much for your kind words! :)

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  2. Gwen, it's not quite popsicle weather here, but I will definitely be making these when it warms up. Thanks for sharing with #nationalmargaritaday.

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  3. I am loving these popsicles! The flavors, the color...and of course the tequila :) Happy National Margarita Day!

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  4. Paletas con tequila, yes! Perfect for Texas Summers >>> Vianney, Sweet Life

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  5. Wow Gwen! What a great way to enjoy a rita!

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  6. Boozy popsicles and I are always best friends.

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    1. They do make very good buddies!

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  7. The weather here in Mexico is perfect for enjoying one of these boozy popsicles. Will be making these soon.

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    1. We are so very lucky aren't we? Hope you love them!

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  8. It's still too cold for cold treats...but maybe I shall turn up the heater and enjoy them. They look great!

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    1. It's all about the imagination Angue! ;)

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  9. These are gorgeous! I can't wait til summer - definitely trying them! I need all this snow to melt first :)

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  10. These look like a celebration worthy treat, really fun idea!

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  11. I have a Zoku and these will be appearing shortly in our house. Perfection!

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  13. I just found my popsicle molds after months of not knowing where they were. Can't wait to try these! I love anything with lime :)

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  14. We make our frozen margs with lime aide- so good! And margarita popsicles....genius!!

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  15. I really need to invest in some popsicle wells! These look amazing and I am a huge margarita fan :)

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  16. Cheers! Yum how refreshing on a hot summer day!

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  17. Yumm! This looks so refreshing! Can it be made without the alcohol?

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