Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Margarita Enchiloso Paletas

Did you know it’s #paletaweek ? Yup. Fun right!?! I decided to join in on the lively celebration  and shake things up a bit with a 21 and over version for the adults. 

I’m calling my creations Margarita Enchiloso Paletas! I made a chile lime tequila ice pop to enjoy when you want to get boozy on a stick. If it’s been an extra hard day, make it a double with a shot of tequila on the side. I dipped the tip of my spiked paletas in a mixture of salt sugar tajin and crushed chile peppers! Perfect for a summer night cap or day drinking.

Follow the #paletaweek hashtag and make these Margarita Enchiloso Paletas for a fun fun fun in the sun.


Ingredients for Margarita Enchiloso Paletas:

  • 12 popsicle/paleta molds
  • 2 limes (cut into 6 slices each)
  • 12 chile de arbol
  • 1 cup warm/hot water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • plastic wrap
  • 12 popsicle/paleta sticks
  • For Sprinkle Topping:
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon tajin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chile flakes


  1. Slice limes and drop a lime slice into the bottom of each popsicle/paleta mold.
  2. In a large cup add water and sugar and mix until dissolved. Then pour in cointreau, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and tequila. Whisk to combine.
  3. Fill each popsicle/paleta mold up halfway, then place in the freezer for 2 hours.
  4. Remove from freezer drop a chile de arbol in each popsicle mold then with the remaining margarita liquid fill the other half of the popsicle molds to the top.
  5. Cover with the top with plastic wrap and puncture a little hole at the top to insert popsicle stick.
  6. Freeze over night or until completely solid.
  7. Mix all topping ingredients in a bowl, set to the side.
  8. Remove paletas from mold.
  9. Spinkle paletas with topping mixture.
  10. Salud!