All the adults at the party are going to love these tequila paletas. The perfect way to cool down this summer.
In the early 1940’s, a man by the name of Ignacio Alcázar came home from the US with the idea of making his own ice pops, known as Paletas (little sticks), using fresh fruit. Today, his frozen treat is considered a national Mexican food and you can find them at his ice cream parlor Paletería La Michoacana.
With summer in full force, there’s no better way to cool down than with a paleta in hand. Or better yet, a paleta infused with tequila. They’re easy to make at home with any flavor—watermelon, mango, strawberry, cantaloupe, or pineapple. Seriously, everyone will love them.
For these pops, we used Partida Tequila. The story of Partida Tequila began in the fields of the late Enrique Partida, a well-respected blue agave farmer. Made from 100% blue agave grown in the heart of the Tequila Valley, Partida is an award-winning Tequila sold widely in Mexico as well as the US (many leading Tequilas in the US are not even sold in Mexico). Old traditions strengthened by new techniques, Partida captures the natural flavors and aromas of the local agave in their Tequilas. This recipe uses a blanco tequila to add a smooth spike of the agave spirit to the sweet treat.
- 4 Cups Fresh Fruit
- ½ Cup Partida Tequila Blanco
- 3 tbsp. fresh Lime Juice
- ½ Cup Sugar
- 10 tsp. chile powder (only if you like a bit of heat)
- Place the fresh fruit, Partida Tequila, lime juice, and sugar in the blender and process until smooth.
- Pour in watermelon mixture into molds, snap on lids, insert popsicle sticks, and freeze for 6 hours or until frozen.