05.22.15

Minty Watermelon Margarita Poptails

If you are showing up to a pool/lake party with these bad boys, you are going to be the HERO.  Everyone loves popsicles, but when you add alcohol to the mix and whip them out on a hot day, pure bliss.  The mint and watermelon make these oh-so refreshing.  If you can’t wait for the popsicles to freeze– try pouring the mixture in a salt rimmed glass on the rocks for just as much enjoyment on a hot day!  Oh, and please don’t forget to garnish it with a little mint leaf and a wedge of lime.. it makes all the difference! 🙂

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Ingredients: (makes 8-10 poptails)

  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cubed (about 1/2 of a large watermelon)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (the juice of about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 3 limes
  • 5 large mint leaves
  • TOOLS YOU NEED: dixie cups and popsicle sticks (preferably “craft spoons”) we found ours at Joann’s or Michael’s.  You could also use the store bought popsicle molds if you’d prefer.

Method:

Sidenote:  If you are taking these to a party, I would show up with the watermelon mixture and sliced limes ready to go and the dixie cups/popsicle sticks separately.  They melt quickly.  So it would be best to make the “poptails” and freeze them once you get there.  Then whip them out when they are frozen and ready to enjoy!

1. Place cubed watermelon, 1/4 cup lime juice, agave nectar, mint leaves, and tequila in a blender.  Blend until smooth.

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2.  Strain mixture through a mesh sieve or fine strainer to remove the watermelon pulp.

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3.  Distribute the strained mixture evenly by filling dixie cups 3/4 full.  You will have somewhere between 8-10 “pop tails” total.

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4.  If using Dixie Cups, prepare limes by slicing 4-5 slices from the middle section of each lime (discard the ends).  Insert short popsicle sticks (or craft spoons) through the center of each lime.

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5.  Now place the lime sticks on top of the “pop tail”.

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6.  Carefully place your “pop tails” in the freezer and freeze overnight, or for at least 4 hours.  When frozen, sprinkle the lime ends with salt before serving. Enjoy!

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Recipe Adapted from Brit + Co.

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