Citysticks founder Justin Harter has perfected the boozy popsicle, so we asked him for his expert advice on how to make a Hibiscus Berry Margarita version that packs a punch. “The hibiscus berry combination is a no-brainer,” Harter says. “Refreshing and tart, blueberries and blackberries are often found in the flavored Margaritas we’re accustomed to drinking. So this recipe was inspired by what works for the masses, but I elevated the experience for us cocktail junkies.” You’ll need two days to make these juicy pops, but we swear the boozy outcome is well worth the wait.
Hibiscus Berry Margarita Popsicle
2 cups Hibiscus Flowers
1 Cup Sugar
3 cups Water
2 cups Berry Mix
2 cups Blackberries
1.5 cups Tequila
- Combine the sugar and water over high heat and stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Add the hibiscus to a sealable container that can hold at least 6 cups. Pour the syrup into the container and stir gently so that all of the flowers are covered. Seal the container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
- Strain the flowers out of the hibiscus mixture and add the liquid to a blender.
- Add both types of berries to the blender and blend.
- Strain the mixture to remove seeds.
- Add tequila to the mix and stir.
- Pour into molds and freeze overnight. Enjoy!