Summer is fast approaching and if Spring is any indication of what’s to come then it’s gonna be a H-O-T one this year. We’ve already opened our pool for the season on May 3, the very next day, the water temperature was already 82 degrees F and my daughter was already begging me to go swimming. Tomorrow’s high is supposed to be around 85 degrees F and Sunday (Mother’s Day) is expected to top out around 90 degrees F!
Therefore, it’s imperative that we have cold, refreshing popsicles on hand to combat the oppressive heat of Summer. Not only for the kids, though for the adults, too! Enter Boozy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles to save the day!
These popsicles, however, are of the “adult” variety and contain alcohol. These are especially a big hit at our backyard parties and barbecues over the summer. Everyone LOVES popsicles, adults included, so why not make your favorite summer cocktail into a popsicle??
Boozy Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
Yield 15 full-sized popsicles
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 12 ounces watermelon cubes, seedless or with seeds removed (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup gold tequila
- In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce to a simmer and continue cooking until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Set aside and allow the syrup cool.
- In a blender, puree watermelon cubes until smooth. Stir in the simple syrup, lime juice, and tequila.
- Fill popsicle container to fill point with the watermelon mixture. Freeze for about 4 hours or overnight until solid.
This made 15 full size popsicles. The actual yield will vary depending on the mold shape and size used.
We’ve used my favorite summer fruit, watermelon, and the recipe for a classic margarita and turned it into a popsicle. If that’s wrong, I don’t wanna be right! Go ahead and try it – they are majorly Y-U-M-M-Y!