Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle

by Kiran on April 26, 2013 · 107 comments

in Cocktail, Desserts, Frozen Treats

I feel like screaming at the top of my lung, declaring “Happy Spring” to each and everyone of you :D

It’s finally here and we can all breathe a sigh of relief. What better way to enjoy Spring by rummaging through a pile of kitchenware to uncover dusty popsicle mold that has been in hibernation for a few months now?

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

When life hands you lemons, limes and meyers, what do you do with it? Without a doubt, make margaritas of course.

And nudge it further by turning it into popsicles.

Just to shake things up — add edible spring flowers. Hey, it’s never over the top when you add edible florals into beverages that eventually turns into popsicle.

Never.

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

Get ready to pucker up because these popsicles are definitely packed with citrus. Also, it might be a good idea to skip driving after devouring.

Can’t imagine taking the blame for any ticket, if you know what I mean ;)

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

There’s a number of occasion you can see yourself enjoying this fun and festive popsicle:

A bridal shower or bachelorette party

Spring wedding, or dare I say “bouquet” ;)

Replace the alcohol with some lemon-lime soda, and you can definitely serve this at a kid-friendly birthday party, or baby shower.

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

Or just make it this weekend for brunch… the possibilities are endless when it comes to Spring inspirations, margaritas and popsicles! Have fun with the flavor combos. I can see myself making an old childhood favorite: tamarind popsicles. Oh my.

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cup citrus juice (a combination of lemon, limes & meyer lemons)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup triple sec
  • 1 cup spring water
  • variety of organic edible flowers

Directions:

  1. In a huge pitcher, stir all ingredients (except edible flowers) to combine.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle mold. Freeze for one hour to allow crystals to form to prevent edible flowers from floating.
  3. Using a long kitchen tweezer, insert edible flowers into lightly crystallized (NOT FROZEN) popsicles. Return popsicles back into freezer to completely freeze.
  4. Enjoy it while taking a walk under some sunshine. Don’t forget to lather on some sunscreen ;)

 

Citrus Margarita Spring Popsicle | KiranTarun.com

Oh the life of a food stylist that juggles as a recipe developer, cook, writer, photographer etc… I stumbled and knock a few of the popsicles off onto the ground.

Le sigh.

Best remedy is taking a few clicks and moving on with life. Off to enjoy what’s left with the Husband. Let’s see who gets a bigger chunk out of the deal ;)

What is your favorite popsicle flavors, growing up? Have you tried edible flowers?

 

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1 Rosa April 26, 2013 at 10:17 AM

Oh, what a pretty presentation! Those popsicles must be delightfully refreshing.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Rosa — thank you so so much my dear :)

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3 Kathryn April 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Love homemade popsicles and love margaritas – these sound perfect for me!
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4 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Kathryn — :)

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5 Mr. & Mrs. P April 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Beautiful popsicles!!! The flowers add such an elegant touch!
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6 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Mr & Mrs P — thank you so much!

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7 Monica April 26, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Kiran, I’ve got some lemon sorbet in the fridge ready to be churned tonight. I’d trade you some for one of these gorgeous popsicles. Love your photography!
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8 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Monica — thank you and I’d happily trade for your lemon sorbet, anytime :)

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9 dixya@food, pleasure, and health April 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

i have never tried edible flowers – looks very exotic with this popsicles. I would never say no to lemon-lime with margarita ones :) Happy Friday
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10 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Dixya — said it like a champ ;)

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11 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) April 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

The green grass background is actually quite pretty Kiran – happy accident. These sound delicious!
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12 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Alyssa — oh, thanks so much my dear friend :) xo

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13 Kari@Loaves n Dishes April 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM

I just bought a popsicle mold at Ikea, so the timing of this post is perfect! I just love the citrus flavors and how pretty they are with the flowers!
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14 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:32 PM

Kari — yay! I hope you’d enjoy playing with your new popsicle mold!

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15 Cate @ ChezCateyLou April 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Wow, these are gorgeous! Definitely the prettiest popsicles I have ever seen. They sound delicious too!

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16 Kiran May 1, 2013 at 11:35 PM

Cate — aww, thank you so so much :)

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17 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 26, 2013 at 5:24 PM

These popsicles and your photography are SO lovely, Kiran! I love margarita popsicles this time of year and would love to try yours. What a great recipe for spring and summer! Thanks for sharing, sweet friend.
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18 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Georgia — awww, thanks for such a lovely comment my sweet friend :)

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19 Gemma @andgeesaid April 26, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Yummm! These are amazing!
Where do you get edible flowers from? xxx
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20 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Gemma — thank you! I get the edible flowers from Whole Foods :)

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21 Viviane Bauquet Farre- Food and Style April 26, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Love this, Kiran! Just what I needed to welcome spring!
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22 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Viviane — thank you my friend :)

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23 Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM

I adore your styling, these pops look so refreshing. Bring on summer! :)
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24 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Laura — thank you so so much! Can’t wait for summer grilling :)

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25 Carol | a cup of mascarpone April 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

These popsicles are just too pretty to eat! However, I couldn’t resist them! Lovely, Kiran!
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26 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Carol — thank you so much! I wouldn’t resist either :)

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27 Nusrat Azim April 27, 2013 at 2:11 AM

I say ‘YES’ to popsicles all the time! Last summer I’ve stuffed red-yellow-pink rose petals (homegrown) into the pops but they don’t look as gorgeous as yours :) Looks like I gotta try some other kind of edible flowers this time around.

Super glamorous pops shots indeed :)

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28 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Nusrat — thanks so much. Roses tends to bleed when put into popsicles. Try other edible flowers for a change. I’m sure you’d style it gorgeously :)

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29 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 27, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Oh I wish the weather was warmer so that I could make these! :o
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30 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Lorraine — the time will come :)

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31 IRENA April 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Waw, too beautiful! Awesome popsicles and lovely photos!!
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32 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Irena — thank you!

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33 amy @ fearless homemaker April 27, 2013 at 9:24 AM

These are absolutely gorgeous! And I love your idea of making them non-alcoholic for a kid’s party or baby shower – genius!

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34 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Amy — thank you so much and hope you are feeling well, my friend :)

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35 CCU April 27, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Your photos enhance how refreshing it must be my friend, and that is very difficult considering the recipe looks superb!

Cheers
CCU
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36 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 12:59 PM

CCU — awww, thanks a lot sweetie :)

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37 Ameena April 27, 2013 at 12:11 PM

These may be the most beautiful popsicles I’ve ever seen (never thought I’d write a sentence like that!).

I used to love Fudgsicles. But my skin did not love them! The good old days of eating whatever I want are long behind me….

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38 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Ameena — aww, you are too sweet my friend. And yes, the good old days of eating whatever I want is also long gone. Le sigh :D

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39 jehanne@thecookingdoctor April 27, 2013 at 1:38 PM

tamarind pops sound like my kind of thing, but this floral beauties really blew my mind away! So pretty, and so spring!

Happy spring to you, Kiran!
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40 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Jehanne — awww, thanks a lot friend. and yes, I love tamarind pops. So delish!

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41 Aimee @ ShugarySweets April 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Gorgeous photos! Quite stunning. And margarita popsicles? Yum.
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42 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Aimee — :)

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43 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ April 27, 2013 at 2:13 PM

I always enjoy watching your pics. This post is fabulous, fresh like the springtime of the best dreams. Beautiful…
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44 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Daniela — thank you so so much my sweet friend :) xo

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45 Simply Life April 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I agree and am SO happy that spring is FINALLY here! :)
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46 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Gina — :D

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47 The Sketched Chef April 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Wow, that looks really great.
Thank you for sharing this recipe and tons of inspiration.

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48 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:52 PM

TSC — thank you for commenting :)

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49 rebecca April 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM

this is a fun recipe and so pretty
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50 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Rebecca — thank you my friend :)

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51 honeywhatscooking April 28, 2013 at 1:02 AM

Leave it to you to come up with such a fantastic recipe.. this looks GORGEOUS! I would never think of putting edible flowers in a popsicle.. brilliant.
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52 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Honey — aww, thanks a lot! And leave it to you to come up with such sweet comments :)

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53 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com April 28, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Your photos are beautiful, as always! Those popsicles are screaming Spring! Pinned!
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54 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Julia — thank you so much, my dear :)

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55 Tadka Pasta April 28, 2013 at 9:52 AM

So pretty with all those flowers!! And perfectly refreshing for this heat wave we’re having in Bangalore.

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56 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Tadka Pasta — go and make it to cool down :)

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57 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 28, 2013 at 5:02 PM

These are SO gorgeous!

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58 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Dorothy — thank you friend :)

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59 Monet April 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

These are just beautiful! Your photographs turned out lovely. It must have been quite the trick to capture them before melting! Thank you for sharing. And thank goodness for Spring!
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60 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Monet — thank you so much for such sweet comments, my friend. And yes, it was sooo tricky capturing popsicles. It melts on you so quickly!

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61 john@kitchenriffs April 28, 2013 at 7:33 PM

What a fun dish! I make homemade popsicles from time to time (and sometimes with booze!) but have yet to incorporate edible flowers into them. Something I need to do! Fun post – thanks.
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62 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 3:04 PM

John — thank you and try the edible flowers. Its way too pretty in popsicles :)

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63 Shumaila April 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM

When life gives me lemons, I generally have a tequila shot with them just because its just less work, but I can get on board with these popsicles especially with the rising heat in Arizona. Love how colorful they are and well, the fallen popsicles do make an interesting shot! :)
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64 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Shumaila — ditto all the way :D

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65 Cass @foodmyfriend April 28, 2013 at 11:24 PM

These are so so beautiful Kiran. I would eat them off the grass!
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66 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Cass — lol! You are way too cute!

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67 Reem | Simply Reem April 28, 2013 at 11:46 PM

These are the most pretty popsicles Kiran…
They are just gorgeous…. Margarita is what we need in these hot days n if it comes in shape of popsicles then it is like icing on cake…
Beautiful!
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68 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Reem — thank you so much sweetie :)

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69 Raymund April 29, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Youre just consistent in delivering high quality photos and recipes. Thats the best popsicle I’ve ever seen.
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70 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Raymund — thanks my friend. though it comes with a lot of work :)

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71 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb April 29, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Kiran these are the prettiest Popsicles ever! I am not exaggerating there are so perfect with the lil flowers in between and I bet the margarita flavors go well in a Popsicle. Awesome post!
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72 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Helene — thanks so much my dear friend. Your comment definitely put a smile on my face :)

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73 Christine (Cook the Story) April 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

These are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Normally I only make popsicles for the kids but this summer I’m going to be making these pretty ones for adults too. Thanks for such a whimsical idea!
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74 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Christine — you are welcome. There’s always room for adults to enjoy popsicles too!

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75 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies April 29, 2013 at 3:05 PM

That picture with the green background? I want that as a poster on my wall. :) Stunning! I know I tell you this all the time, but you are so talented. And not only are these beautiful, they sound delicious too!
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76 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Kiersten — you always make my day so much more brighter, my friend. And I thank you :)

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77 Juliana April 29, 2013 at 5:48 PM

I love the popsicles…I too have been using a lot of edible flowers…they turn everything so much prettier.
Thanks for this great post Kiran and have a lovely week :)

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78 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Juliana — edible flowers are definitely pretty garnishes :)

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79 anh April 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Beautiful presentation! I do grow a lot of edible flowers but I am a bit shy to use them still!
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80 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Anh — thank you so so much my friend. And there’s nothing to be shy about incorporating edible flowers onto your palate. After all, you eat with your eyes first, right? :)

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81 Kankana April 29, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I really have to buy some edible organic flower. They look just soo pretty!

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82 Kiran May 2, 2013 at 8:19 PM

Kankana — thank you so much. And you need to get your hands on some edible flowers!

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83 Lail | With A Spin April 30, 2013 at 1:10 AM

The popsicles are screaming at me to have one. Delightful presentation. Love all the photos.
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84 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Lail — thank you my friend :)

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85 Anne ~ Uni Homemaker April 30, 2013 at 1:19 AM

These popsicles are gorgeous! Love the edible flowers. And love it even more that it’s an adult popsicle! ;)

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86 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM

Anne — totally in love, huh? ;)

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87 easyfoodsmith April 30, 2013 at 2:01 AM

With the sweltering heat of Mumbai getting on to me, I really need a couple of those beautiful and inviting popsicles!!
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88 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:03 AM

EasyFoodSmith — definitely!

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89 Katerina April 30, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Your photos are so creative Kiran! I love popsicles and lemon is a flavor i would definitely choose to refresh me!
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90 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:06 AM

Katerina — aww, thanks a lot my dear friend :)

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91 Jenny @ BAKE April 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I need one of these right now!

Gorgeous photos too!
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92 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

Jenny — I know! Me too :)

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93 Cooks_Books May 1, 2013 at 2:25 PM

These are simply stunning! I already liked the margarita popsicle idea, but adding the edible flowers takes these to a whole new level of wonderful.

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94 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:09 AM

CooksBooks — thank you so so much!

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95 Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen May 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Happy Spring! Your popsicles look absolutely stunning, I really love your photos!
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96 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Rosie — Happy Spring to you too, my dear and thank you for the sweet comment :)

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97 lizzie - strayed from the table May 2, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Absolutely stunning :-). We don’t eat to much ice-cream or ice-blocks in our house. Though we do eat edible flowers often in salads and stir-fries. Love the idea of a margarita on a stick.
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98 Kiran May 3, 2013 at 1:16 AM

Lizzie — thanks my dear. We are not ice cream people too, but a margarita on a stick is not worth arguing over ;)

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99 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan May 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

Did you say margarita in a popsicle with pretty flowers? Oh yes, I’m in!
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100 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 11:50 PM

Abby — yes I did! ;)

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101 Lokness @ The Missing Lokness May 6, 2013 at 8:02 PM

Amazing looking popsicles! They are definitely perfect for spring with those edible flowers. Some alcohol in the popsicle sounds great! By the way, beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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102 Kiran June 13, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Lokness — and thank you so much for taking the time to comment :)

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