Tequila sunrise popsicles

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A while back Danger is my middle name found a list on Buzzfeed titled "23 Ice Pops to Get You Drunk" and suggested we make some. I could think of no reason why we shouldn't. :P

All of the popsicles were beautiful, but I was especially drawn to the tequila sunrise popsicles by Real Food by Dad. How pretty are those?! They just scream summer.

What follows is my version of tequila sunrise popsicles and my first ever professional video! I think both turned out very well - they really do taste just like the drink! :D

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Step 1: Ingredients + tools

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  • 1 pound fresh/frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup tequila (original recipe called for 3/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp grenadine for each popsicle


  • blender
  • popsicle molds

This recipe makes loads of popsicles! (Or just can just drink the extra. I'm a genius. I just realized that.)

I used two molds: Norpro standard popsicle molds, and round popsicle molds from Zoku.

Step 2: Blend, pour and freeze!

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This is super easy. :D

  1. Put the pineapple in a blender and pulse until it's pureed and only slightly chunky.
  2. Add in the tequila and pineapple juice and pulse a couple more times until it's well blended.
  3. Pour into the popsicle molds. (I transferred the mix to a measuring cup so I made less of a mess!)
  4. Add one teaspoon of grenadine to each popsicle mold.
  5. Add sticks and freeze overnight!

The grenadine will sink to the bottoms of the molds - so don't mix it up!

Step 3: Additional notes

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^^ Look at the super cute Zoku popsicles! They look like little suns.

The original recipe called for 3/4 cup tequila, which gave a really strong flavor and a more loose consistency to the popsicles, even after freezing overnight. They just thawed a little too quickly.

Adjusting the tequila content down a bit allows for popsicles that stay frozen for longer. :D

However, I think freezing the mix in a big batch and treating it like a sorbet would work wonderfully if you wanted to use more tequila. :D

See this post over freezer sorbet for more info.

Jakejb34 months ago
I would use Everclear instead
nerd74739 months ago

Where did you get the mold? I didn't see a link but I just skimmed... I want to do a coffee popsicle

That sounds good...maybe add some Tia Maria or Kahlua to the recipe....that'll start the day off nicely.

that does sound good

KathleenM18 months ago

This gave me an idea for Harvey Wallbanger granita!

Whoop whoop!

bgipson18 months ago

Awsome and Soooo easy and down right good Thanks

Mex51509 months ago

I've made similar popsicles to these a few times, I use a syringe to deposit the
grenadine about halfway down in the middle, this way you keep the
lighter coloured top end nice and pristine, but perhaps that's just my
OCD kicking in again LOL

dbess9 months ago
I watched the video , Love your kitchen! I will be making these for friends as I don't drink anymore but still looks tasty!
sabu.dawdy9 months ago

i really like the colour =D

Passion Make9 months ago

Wow! Wonderful recipe. The video is awesome.

Haha! Love them! And the video was great too! I do have some bad experience with tequila shots, so look forward to try these :-)

tofugami9 months ago
Love all the popsicles you've been making. This one looks pretty. I'm with everyone else. The video is short and sweet.
This looks so fun! I love the colors! =P
Paige Russell9 months ago

Video star in the making!

lindarose929 months ago

What a fun recipe! By the way, that video is already awesome by itself, I loved it! :D

xGrape9 months ago

Looks super yummy! Favorited!

mikeasaurus9 months ago

The title says it yum!

seamster9 months ago

The video was great! I especially liked the cake stencil.