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[intro]Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn is an adult way to enjoy glazed popcorn. This fancy popcorn recipe is like a caramel corn only with margarita mix and tequila instead. You will love this creative popcorn recipe.[/intro]


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When Things Click

It is funny the ups and downs of life. When things start falling apart, it seems everything starts falling apart. When things start going right, the world is your oyster and you hold the pearl.


I have had my fair share of falling apart for a few years actually. From work and being in a negative work environment to toxic friends, trust me that was dark years for me it did last a very long time.


Cooking Tip:

[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] S [/dropcap]tep 1: Pour enough vegetable oil to just cover the bottom of a pan, turn on medium high heat.  Allow pan to warm. The best popping temperature is between 400 and 460 degrees F. Oil burns at 500 degrees. If your oil starts to smoke, it’s too hot.

Step 2: Add enough kernels to cover the bottom of the pan single layer, shake to coat the kernels with oil, and cover with lid (too many kernels will “blow” the lid).

Step 3: Corn will begin to pop within 3 minutes. When the popping slows, listen until you can count 2 seconds between pops. Turn off heat and remove pan from stove-top.  Lift the lid to allow steam to escape away from your face.  Steam may burn and remaining kernels may continue to pop.

Step 4: Add additional flavors, herbs, or spices and enjoy.

– Source: The Popcorn Board


Slowly I changed my outlook and decided to try and be positive inside a cloud of negativity. Trust me that was not easy. Somehow, I managed to get through it.


Then I saw the ups, out the blue in February I got asked by work if I could open a new lab. That would mean I would be leaving the toxic work environment I was in like I explained in:


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Becoming Positive

After that work change, suddenly I started waking up and positivity came into my life. Why? Maybe because I was out of a huge force of negativity?


It was like that negativity was blinding me to other things in my life. I realized over the last few months friends I had really didn’t have my best interest at heart. I realized I collected friends and never get rid of them, even if they were truly not my friend.


So I started cutting them out of my life. The sad part is they didn’t even notice I had cut them out of my life. So I guess they were not even my real friends in the first place.


What I am noticing as I am getting rid the negativity that surrounds me, my self-confidence is going up.  I feel so much better about myself. It is like I am reinventing my life.


Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn in a margarita glass

Cheers! Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn is an adult way to enjoy glazed popcorn.

Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn

I admit sometimes I get ideas for recipes that I get obsessed over to create. This Margarita Glazed Popcorn is one those ideas. I was determined to make this glazed popcorn recipe work.


It took many tries for me to get this fancy popcorn recipe to where I wanted. I was determined to create creative popcorn recipes. This margarita glazed popcorn was to be the first of those popcorn recipes.

How To Make Flavored Popcorn

I first mentioned about margarita popcorn in my:

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In that post, I talked about a weekend of recipe failures. One of those recipe failures was the first take on this Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn. I wanted the tequila to stay on the popcorn.


If you make a popcorn glaze with the tequila in it, it would burn off as you cooked the glaze. Not what I wanted. I put the thought up on Facebook and had other food bloggers comment on ideas for this flavored popcorn recipe.


I got ideas like a spray bottle and spray on the tequila to incorporate the tequila into a salt. All very good ideas for this fancy popcorn recipe I wanted to develop. Those ideas weren’t working for me.

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Glazed Popcorn Recipe

Just when I was about to give up on Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn when the idea of how to make this glazed popcorn recipe work came to me. The inspiration for this popcorn recipe was there inside me all along. I just had to look into my roots, my old candle making hobby roots.

Creative Popcorn

Yes, at one time in my life I made very heavily scented candles. The directions to making a candle never made sense to me as to when you add the scent. So I reinvented a different way to make a scented candle.


With candle making, you add the scent as the wax melts. To me, the scent would burn off doing that. I think that is why in some candles the scent didn’t seem to last.


So I would melt the wax, take off the wax off the heat. Allow the wax to cool a little, then mix in the scent. This way I encapsulated that scent within the wax.


So I did that with this margarita glaze. I encapsulated the tequila within the popcorn glaze. I took what was a negative situation which was figuring out how to develop this recipe and turned it into a positive, this Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn, simply by changing my outlook on how to create it.

Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn in margarita glass with bottle tequila

This fancy popcorn recipe is like a caramel corn only with margarita mix and tequila instead.


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Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn Recipe


Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn is an adult way to enjoy popcorn. It is like a caramel corn only with margarita mix and tequila instead.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Margarita Mix
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 6 cups popped butter flavor popcorn


  1. First, line two baking sheets with waxed paper.
  2. Next, in a large pot combine butter, margarita mix, and sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil the mixture for about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove the margarita mixture from heat.
  5. Let cool slightly and mix in the tequila.
  6. Stir in the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Pour onto prepared baking sheets and let cool.
  8. Serve it up and ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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Monday 2nd of September 2019

I was wondering if you ever tried this with flavored margarita mix? I have a get together soon and thought this would be great for a crowd.


Sunday 20th of October 2019

No, but I think it would be great to do!

Candy Rachelle

Wednesday 12th of July 2017

What an interesting and creative way to do popcorn. I am always amazed at how people can come up with new recipes! Awesome!

David Elliott

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

I think this would be an awesome snack. I am curious to know how the tequila works with the crunchy popcorn and keeping it crunchy. It sounds delicious though.

Terri Beavers

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

I just bought an air popcorn machine and I'm hunting down popcorn recipes to make. I'm going to have to try yours because it sounds so unique and looks amazing.

Adriana Lopez Martn

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

Very creative recipe for Margarita Glazed Boozy Popcorn have never heard of such combination but it works. Besides who does not like popcorn and margaritas =)

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