Beat the heat with these sweet, fruity and boozy popsicles that are guaranteed to keep you cool – and liquored up – this holiday weekend! Blending fresh watermelon, mint infused simple syrup, a squeeze of lime and my personal favorite – a kick of tequila, these Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles are a truly refreshing treat.
This recipe requires a popsicle mold (my favorite is from Prepworks), half a watermelon, 2 limes, mint infused simple syrup (my easy recipe is below), tequila and a little patience! Alcohol has a lower freezing point than fruit juice and other pop ingredients. Since no wants a slushy popsicle, make sure to freeze for up to 24 hours and use the right fruit to booze ratio. The rule of thumb is to use 1 shot of alcohol (or less) per every cup of fruit juice. For this recipe that creates 10 popsicles, I used around 2 ounces.
I’m a sucker for tequila, but feel free to mix and match with any alcohol and fruit combo of your liking! Now, what else can you do with these pops? Dip them in your cocktail!! It is the most delicious thing ever!
Enjoy the holiday weekend and Happy Fourth of July!
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup fresh mint, chopped
- 4 cups watermelon, cubed
- juice of 2 limes
- ⅓ 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 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 10 popsicle molds, freeze for 30 minutes before adding sticks–contine to freeze until solid 12-24 hours.