Add poptails to your list of must-try summer cocktails. These lime popsicle margaritas are a fresh, zesty and delicious way to stay cool by the pool! 

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Our love for margaritas runs deep. What is it about these zesty cocktails that keeps us all coming back for more? I love them in almost every format. (Unless you’re talking about the overly-sweet, syrup filled frozen concoctions served at some Mexican restaurants… those I can skip!)

I also love that Cinco de Mayo feels like the kick-off for margarita season around here! Be sure to check out my complete Cinco de Mayo menu guide, as well as this inspiration for setting up your own home margarita bar!

These margarita poptails are the perfect combination of zesty lime, vibrant tequila and flavorful sweet lime popsicles. They are the ideal treat to celebrate summer when you’re chilling poolside or hanging at the lake!

These are the ultimate summertime frozen cocktail, and they’re so easy to make and fun to serve.

margaritas with frozen popsicles

What Are Poptails?

By definition, Poptails are just a cute name for any cocktail that involves the classic frozen popsicle element. They can be a homemade concoction of frozen liquor and juices or mixers as the popsicle itself, or they can be a more traditional cocktail served with a popsicle in your glass.

fresh lime margarita with a popsicle

For these Margarita Poptails, I used a classic margarita recipe with a simple (store-bought) lime popsicle addition. It makes serving them so easy and charming- sure to impress your guests.

Beyond how pretty they look, it’s the easiest way to get a sweet and icy element to your margarita!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Easy to Make
  • So Refreshing
  • Fun and Charming to Serve
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Shopping List

  • Tequila
  • Club Soda
  • Lime Popsicles
crushed ice and lime popsicles waiting for a margarita pour

How To Make

I promise, once you start to mix your own margaritas, you’ll never go back to the store bought mixers. A freshly mixed margarita is one of life’s greatest pleasures… just salt and serve!

  1. Rim your glasses with salt (or even sugar, if you prefer).
  2. Fill your glass with crushed ice, placing your lime popsicle right inside the glass (upside down of course!)
  3. Pour tequila, water and club soda into glass, right over the popsicle.
  4. Optional: garnish with a lime.

It’s that easy! For this recipe, the lime popsicles replace the mixture of simple syrup and lime juice in my classic margarita recipe. The icy, frothy popsicle melts deliciously, right into the glass as you sip.

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How To Transport:

I know that dealing with anything frozen can be difficult when you’re packing a cooler, but I have found that popsicles travel surprisingly well. As long as you’re packing these with a good ice to popsicle ratio in your cooler, they can stay frozen for 1-2 hours without issue.

  1. Add a thick layer of ice to your cooler.
  2. Remove the popsicles from their box and place them in a ziploc bag (with their wrappers still on).
  3. Add more ice on top and I think you’ll be surprised how long they can last in a cooler!

With that said, the best part of adding the frozen popsicle to these margaritas is that as they begin to melt, they instantly create an icy, frothy mixture that just can’t be beat. Melting popsicles = delicious margaritas!

Three lime popsicle margaritas on a marble table.

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Poptails (Lime Popsicle Margaritas)

Add Poptails to your list of must-try summer cocktails. These Lime Popsicle Margaritas are a fresh, zesty and delicious way to stay cool by the pool! 
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces club soda or to taste
  • 1 ounce water
  • crushed ice
  • 1 lime popsicle

Instructions 

  • Rim your glasses with salt (or even sugar, if you prefer).
  • Fill your glass with crushed ice, placing your lime popsicle right inside the glass (upside down of course!)
  • Pour tequila, water and club soda into glass, right over the popsicle.
  • Optional: garnish with a slice of lime.

Tips

The combination of tequila, water and club soda is to taste. You can add more club soda to your preference, depending on how you like your tequila ratio! 
Calories: 196kcal | Sodium: 15mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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