The year was 1942, and some guy in Missouri thought to himself, “Hey, let’s give kids powdered sugar in a straw—seems like a good idea. Kids NEED this.” Originally marketed as Lik-M-Aid (weird, and not that appetizing, we know), this sweet and sour candy became known as Pixy Stix and went on to give children everywhere sugar highs. While the candy is still available for purchase in more boutique flavors (Maui Punch? Oh okay, fancy), we always enjoyed this candy in its more traditional flavors like grape, orange, and cherry back in the day.
With some time on our hands, we decided to create the liquid version of Pixy Stix—let the cavities ensue!
For this cocktail, you’ll need:
- Sour apple pucker
- Agave syrup
- Pixy Stix
Step one: glass prep
First, wet the edge of your glass with lime juice, then coat generously with Pixy Stix dust.
Step two: liquor
Next, add two ounces tequila…
…and one ounce of pucker into a shaker with ice. Add in a half ounce of agave, and shake until a frost forms.
Step three: finishing touches
Finally, pour your cocktail into your rimmed glasses…