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Tequila • Sweet
Margarita Lollipop

If you take your Margarita with a sugared rim, it won’t come as a surprise that the agave and lime cocktail morphs seamlessly into candied goodness. This mildly flavored cocktail pop has the earthiness of tequila, a hint of sour lime and plenty of sugar to sate your sweet tooth. Though you might expect these to be the same color as the Margarita in your glass, the lime juice gives the candies an amber hue. Even those who worship the salt rim will find plenty of reasons to savor this Margarita lollipop.
Recipe make 1 dozen lollipops.

The Essentials

lime juice
The Details
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2 tbsp tequila
2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp cold water
.75 Cup sugar
3 tbsp corn syrup
Pinch kosher salt


  • Mix together all ingredients, except 1 teaspoon of the tequila, in a medium saucepan until the sugar is completely saturated.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently with a silicone spatula until sugar is dissolved. Then continue to boil until the mix hits 300 degrees Fahrenheit without stirring.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly mix in the remaining teaspoon of liquor.
  • Quickly spoon or pour the syrup into either lollipop molds or dollop onto a silicone mat.
  • Place a lollipop stick in the center of each candy and twirl it so that it’s fully covered in syrup.
  • Let the lollipops cool completely, then peel from the molds.
  • Store in an airtight container, or cover with candy wrappers and tie with string.