Whoa Nelly! Is it H-O-T! Just yesterday is was fall like weather in Portland and today it is super summer hot. As I try to get OMP to fan me, I thought I would make up some special popsicles to sweeten the deal. These are adult pops but I'm sure you could leave the booze out and they would be just as good, but you probably wouldn't get as lucky.
I love a good Margarita and one that is on a stick is even better!
Margarita Pops (courtesy of the food network)
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
Kosher salt, for garnish
4 small wax paper cup ,(think Dixie cup) 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.
This one sounds SO good, my mouth is watering just typing about it.
Tangerine Rum Popsicle
2 oz. Dark Rum
2 ¾ cup peeled Tangerines (If you can't find Tangerines, Mandarin oranges would work, just a little sweeter)
1 oz. Juice of Lime
1 oz. Simple Syrup
Splash of Lemon-lime soda
8 Popsicle Sticks
Into a blender, add peeled tangerines, lime juice, simple syrup and soda. Puree mixture into a liquid. Strain mixture into a measuring cup and add rum. Mix well and pour into Popsicle molds. Add Popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours. If you don't have popsicle molds, you can use the trusty Dixie cups.
Since it's strawberry season, I thought a great Strawberry Daiquiri popsicle would satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you refreshed.
Strawberry Daiquiri Pops
3 cups hulled strawberries
1/3 cup rum
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup water
Combine all ingredients in blender, and puree until smooth and sugar is dissolved.>
Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze until firm - at least 4 hours or overnight. One more time-you can use Dixie cups if you don't have molds
There ya go, three frozen pops to wet your whistle and cool your jets. All of these recipes can be altered with different fruits. Get creative! Surprise your sweetie or your guest with yummy frozen cocktails-just keep them away from the kiddies. Now where is OMP with my fan? Honey! I have a special treat for you!