Signature Sips: Pixy Stix Pucker

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!

Ingredients

Pixy Stix Pucker 1

For this cocktail, you’ll need:

  • Tequila
  • Sour apple pucker
  • Agave syrup
  • Pixy Stix
  • Lime

Step one: glass prep

Pixy Stix Pucker 2

First, wet the edge of your glass with lime juice, then coat generously with Pixy Stix dust.

Step two: liquor

Pixy Stix Pucker 3

Next, add two ounces tequila…

Pixy Stix Pucker 4

…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

Pixy Stix Pucker 5

Finally, pour your cocktail into your rimmed glasses…

Pixy Stix Pucker 6

…and enjoy!

Cheers—happy sipping!

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