Patriotic Margarita Zoku Pops Cocktails from Today Show

by Jeanne Benedict

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You have to check out the creativity of Zoku Quick Pop Makers! You can freeze pops in about 7 minutes using their patented mold and create a bunch of designs like these red, white, and blue patriotic pops I shared on the Today Show. Also, Zoku’s website has a fabulous blog with tons of pop designs including a Zoku Pop such as this one. 

1 cup cold water
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Tequila
Red & blue food coloring
1 Macintosh apple

Zoku Quick Pop Maker (recommend 3- pop model)
Zoku Quick Pop Tools Kit

Read Zoku Quick Pop Maker manufacturer’s instructions thoroughly.

Freeze Pop Maker overnight.

Combine water, lemon juice, sugar, and Tequila in a bowl. Divide mixture into 3 small bowls. Tint mixture in one bowl red and tint another bowl’s mixture blue.

Remove Zoku Quick Pop Maker from freezer. Pops usually take about 7 – 10 minutes to freeze, but the addition of alcohol and layering takes a bit longer.

To make the Pop design in the photo and as seen on the TODAY Show, stamp out 1/8-inch thick green apple stars using the star cutter in the Zoku Tools Kit. Then, use the fruit wand to adhere stars to the inside wall of the Pop Maker mold. (Tip: moisten stars with water for better adhesion.)

Place Pop sticks into the molds. Tilt Pop Maker on an angle using the angle tray in the Zoku Tools Kit. Use the siphon in the kit to add 1 tablespoon of red mixture into the Pop Maker mold(s). Allow to freeze completely; about 7 minutes. Tilt the Pop Maker the other way and add 1 tablespoon of white or clear mixture; freeze completely. Place Pop Maker on flat surface and pour blue mixture into molds to fill line. Freeze completely. Remove Pops form mold, slide on a drip cups and enjoy!!!

Makes about 6 Zoku Pops

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