by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez / Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sangrita Paletas (Spiced Tomato-Tequila Ice Pops) for #CincoDeMayo
These pops are not for everybody. And they're definitely not for kids. The tequila is loud and proud, mixed right in there with the somewhat spicy tomato chaser mixer that is popular in Mexico, Sangrita. I don't think this is something that you'll love unless you love Sangrita, or similar combinations like a Bloody Mary, a Bloody Maria, or maybe a Michelada. You have to be a fan of tomato, plain and simple, to appreciate these paletas.
Cajeta, Hibiscus w/ Mango, Mango & Chile, Spicy Pineapple or Creamy Coconut, Fresa (Strawberry) or another fruity ice pop...or maybe another tequila-infused paleta like these Sour Cream, Cherry, and Tequila Pops. Or go with these beautiful bandera-looking Cinco de Mayo Paletas. Just be sure to label the pops that have the alcohol in them, because little hands can't resist popsicles.
Enjoy your fiesta!
Sangrita Paletas (Tomato-Tequila Ice Pops)
by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 10 minutes (+ time to freeze)
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: snack dessert tequila tomatoes Cinco de Mayo Mexican
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust agave nectar and hot sauce, if needed (should be a good mix of spicy and lightly sweet).
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid - which will take a bit longer than your average popsicle, due to the addition of the alcohol (overnight is best) - adding the sticks at the proper time for your particular mold.
If it is the height of summer, and beautiful tomatoes are in season, puree some perfectly ripe ones, and substitute them for the boxed ones. Also, feel free to use your favorite brand of tequila.
inspired by and adapted from Paletas
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Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.