Food & Recipes

Tequila Lollipops Are The Tipsy Treat You Didn’t Know You Needed

No need for salt and lime.

If you’ve ever thought to yourself: “I wish I could get buzzed while eating a delicious treat at the same time,” have we got news for you.

Tequila lollipops are now a thing, and there’s even better news: they’re easy enough for you to make at home. Do we have your attention yet?

Not only are they delicious, they’re pretty as well (and fun to make — hello, girls’ night in?). The recipe is pretty basic, so you can feel free to add your own flavors as well. Whether it’s crushed-up lime Jolly Ranchers or a more sophisticated take (think sea salt and citrus zest), they’re sure to taste good either way.

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You could even try and recreate classic tequila drinks, like a paloma (grapefruit juice and tequila) or tequila sunrise with orange and cherry flavors.

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Not A Tequila Fan? Try Other Spirits

Because the recipe is so simple, it also gives you the opportunity to swap out the tequila for other liquors — personally, I’m very interested in the idea of a gin and tonic lollipop or a dirty Shirley made with vodka and grenadine. Yum!

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For the recipe, all you need is corn syrup, water, tequila, food coloring and sugar. Plus, of course, the lollipop sticks which are available at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond or Amazon for less than $10 for 100. You can get the full recipe and all the details from Cosmopolitan, or watch the video below.

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Either way, this is a fun and easy project. Wrapped up with a little ribbon in a clear bag, these lollipops would make a great present or a favor at a party—you could even use some peppermint vodka to make them holiday themed! The sky—and the liquor—is the limit.

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Keep Away From The Kiddos

One word of caution: If you have children at home, and you plan to make and store these, be very careful to clearly label them as adult treats or to hide them away altogether.

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