Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

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Hey! It’s Monday! I hope you all had a good weekend. I did a bit of joint garage-sale-ing with the neighbors (I made a whopping $6!), afternoon napping, and popsicle eating.

I’ve been lusting after this popsicle mold for days now…it’s so classic and nostalgic, I love it and finally ordered it. Once it hit the doorstep on Friday morning, I whipped up this batch of popsicles. I don’t think I’ve ever had that kind of turnaround with a new kitchen product…I was just so excited! These pops blend fresh watermelon with a minty syrup, a bit of lime, and a tequila kick. They are a sweet, herbal, fruity, boozy, summertime wonder.

Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

To make these kiddo friendly, simply ditch the booze. If you don’t have or aren’t a fan of mint, I bet basil would bring a lovely herbal note to these as well. These pops have to freeze for quite a while (the alcohol takes its time), so I let these freeze for 18 hours. Make them one day ahead of when you’d like them to be ready, and they’ll be ready by cocktail hour!

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh mint, torn coarsely

4 cups watermelon, cubed

juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup tequila

In a small saucepan combine water, sugar, and mint. Bring to a boil, to dissovle sugar, and boil 60 seconds. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and set syrup aside.

With a stick blender, regular blender, or food processor, puree the watermelon with the lime juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds and bits. Stir in tequila and mint syrup. Divide the mixture between popsicle molds, freeze for 30 minutes before adding sticks–contine to freeze until solid 12-24 hours.

 

  1. Now I’m the one who’s feeling the need to get that popsicle mold! I feel like I can taste these based on those awesome photos! And the fact that I love watermelon boozy things has me craving these on the real.

  2. Ooh, I love everything about this! I suppose I could do a granita version, but that’s not as fun. Must get with it and get popsicle molds!

  3. Oh, these are lovely! I just made some watermelon popsicles this week, but the addition of mint and tequila…it is a must try!

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  22. Hi Cindy! Thanks for the great recipe. I’m a little nervous about using tequila in these; what kind of tequila did you use? Is the flavor prominent?

    Thanks again, and happy 4th!

    • The tequila isn’t super prominent, since using too much would prevent them from freezing solid. Use a silver tequila (or even sub vodka) if you are worried about flavor.

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