Tequila Sunrise Popsicles





Introduction: Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

About: I work at instructables by day, and turn into a stitch witch by night. follow me on instagram @jessyratfink to see what i'm working on! ^_^

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

Step 1: Ingredients + Tools


  • 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!

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

^^ 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.



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    22 Discussions

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

    3 replies

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

    I'm fairly certain Tequila Sunrises are made with orange juice, instead of pineapple. Regardless, these look delicious!

    I immediately thought of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws-YqUcD0LY

    So how do you make a non-alcoholic version?

    I would use Everclear instead

    This gave me an idea for Harvey Wallbanger granita!

    Whoop whoop!

    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


    3 years 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!

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

    Love all the popsicles you've been making. This one looks pretty. I'm with everyone else. The video is short and sweet.

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