With summer in full swing, it’s the best time to try out new and creative recipes. I first saw this recipe for Boozy Watermelon Popsicle’s on The Today Show and really wanted to try to make my own Watermelon Margarita Popsicles.
First, after watching The Today Show segment on them, I stumbled upon the perfect mini watermelon at Trader Joe’s for $2.49.
I thought it must be fate and I had to make these popsicles for the weekend. I had heard horror stories about how expensive watermelons can be in Manhattan so I felt lucky to have found one so cheap.
It was called a mini watermelon but it was still a pretty good size and an even better price.
Making Watermelon Margarita Popsicles Tequila Mixture
The watermelon got cut up into cute little slices. A few of them got eaten during the process and then the fun part began.
Tequila, triple sec and freshly squeezed lime juice are what the original recipe calls for. Not really being a fan of triple sec, I opted to use Cointreau instead.
The amount of alcohol called for in the recipe definitely makes you feel like you are making some strong watermelon margarita popsicles.
The mini watermelon ended up being pretty big. Since I only had one baking dish, I soaked the slices in batches.
Finishing the Watermelon Margarita Popsicles after Soaking
The recipe just called for sugar, but coconut sugar seemed to have more of a summer flair to it for me.
Since the watermelon were pretty wet from being soaked in the mixture, the sugar stuck to them very easily. I just kept having to add more sugar to the plate I was using to dip the slices in since they absorbed it so quickly. Next time I will just sprinkle the sugar on top of the pieces instead of dipping them.
At this point of making them, they seemed way to strong to just bite into to. This is why I think dipping them in sugar, even if it is just the tops of the watermelon slice, makes all the difference in taste.
The mini watermelon filled up more than a whole baking sheet. It really wasn’t that mini.
After impatiently waiting, the watermelon margarita popsicles were done freezing and ready to be eaten!
Tasting the Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
They were delicious. I didn’t have any popsicle sticks on hand, so I just ate them how you would eat a normal watermelon slice. Freezing them had toned down the taste of booze that I was afraid would be overpowering. And the sugar made them even more delicious.
Watermelon Margarita Popsicles should be all the rage this summer. You can make them quickly and easily. They are very transportable and a great addition to any picnic or summer party.
What else can you do with Watermelon Margarita Popsicles?
Well, after eating a lot of the slices, I thought maybe we could do even more with the watermelon margarita popsicles. I’ve made frozen margaritas all summer. The watermelon slices were already frozen. Maybe it was time to try a frozen watermelon margarita. So, that’s exactly what I did and here is how you can too.
Take the frozen watermelon margarita popsicles and cut off the watermelon rind. Throw the boozy-soaked, frozen watermelon slices into a blender. Add in something sweet, like sugar or agave nectar. Blend, pour and enjoy!
You can also add in more tequila. Just make sure to at least add in more of something sweet. Otherwise, the frozen watermelon margarita will leave something to be desired.
Are you going to make watermelon margarita popsicles this summer? Maybe they can be a part of your yet.
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