Monday, May 20, 2013


Ugh! Where has the time gone! The end of the year is coming impossibly fast. School will be out soon and of course there is Memorial Day Weekend coming up too! Hooray!

I don't share many altered projects along with my cards and pages here... but I thought that this one was worth saving for the archives. It was my besties' birthday last week and I wanted to make her a special treat. If anybody deserves a special treat - this lady does and I sure admire her for the strength and courage she has shown lately. I love her bunches. And so, I made her margaritacicles. :)

We used to go out for a margarita now and then, but so far this year, I'm not allowed. Something about the tequila interacting with my cocktail of Lupus drugs... lol... maybe soon I will be able to get off of them and go  have some fun... then again... there is always the virgin margarita, right? OH!!! WHAT FUN IS THAT???

Here are the 'cicles... beware, they are spiked!

I found the popsicle stick thingies at KMart. I looked everywhere! Why were they so hard to find?? Later, I found more at the dollar store in the summer toy aisle. Duh.....why didn't I go there first? I made the little tag with a few strips of glittered border sticker with the cocktails on it. Somebody gave me this strip at the last crop and I thought it was so funny I saved it for something special just like this! I used an odd assortment of other things to make the tag, including old letter stickers, a "Happy Birthday" rub on and an old sticker-patch thing. I used some foamy letters from CTMH and some bits of ribbon, doily and twine.I love how it turned out.

On the back side, I added the recipe... I found several recipes for frozen margarita treats and one like this seemed to work fine. I was a little bit worried about how the alcohol would freeze, but something about blending it with the sweetened condensed milk made it happen. I topped each one with a slice of lime and mentioned sprinkling them with salt before eating, but I hear that they were quite sour (ok, I tried just a lick!) and I think that sugar would work fine too. It was a fun and easy treat for my friend and I hope that she had an extra great day. :)

Here is the recipe, in case you can't read my chicken scratches. :)
1 1/4 C. Lime Juice (I used the bottled stuff.)
4 Limes (Three would have been plenty.)
1 14oz. Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1C. Water
(Next time, I think I will do 1C lime juice to 1 1/4 C. water, to tone it down a bit! Holy limesauce!!!)
1/4 C. Tequila
2 tbsp Orange Juice

Blend all, top with slices of lime. Freeze for at least 6 hours. Sprinkle with Salt.
This recipe makes 12 margaritacicles of this size, or eight margaritacicles and one big red solo-cup margaritacicle slushy drink for your husband. :*)

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Paula S. said...

What a hoot that tag is! I just love this whole idea Nancy. Hope you get to enjoy a Margarita again soon.

Dixie Cochran said...

That's a clever gift, and I bet your friend LOVES it!