Poptails (Lime Popsicle Margaritas)

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  • 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! 

    margaritas with lime popsicles

    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! 

    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! Lime Popsicle Margaritas are the ultimate summertime frozen cocktail, and they’re so easy to make.

    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.

    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!    

    fresh margarita with a lime popsicle

    How To Make Lime Popsicle Margaritas

    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.

    crushed ice and lime popsicles waiting for a margarita pour

    How To Transport Poptails

    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. 

    lime wedges and margaritas

    When it comes to bringing these margarita pops to a pool party, I would suggest adding a thick layer of ice to your cooler. Remove the popsicles from their box and place them in a ziploc bag (with their wrappers still on). 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!

    fresh lime margarita with a popsicle

    Other Margarita Recipes You’ll Love

    You can find all of my favorite fiesta-inspired Cinco de Mayo recipes right here! If you make these poptails, please come back and leave a five star review! 

    lime margaritas, with lime popsicles

    How To Make These Margarita Poptails:

    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! 

    Ingredients

    • 3 parts tequila
    • 2 parts club soda or to taste
    • 1 part water
    • crushed ice
    • 1 lime popsicle

    Instructions

    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 slice of lime.

    Recipe Notes

    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! 

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