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Drunken Desserts: Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
Drunken Desserts: Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

The news about the effects of watermelon inspired me to create my newest popsicle: watermelon margarita! Served with a small bowl of margarita salt, these uberfrozen margs were tangy and delicious. Beware, the popsicles contain liquor and melt rather quickly. To avoid a melty mess, I froze my platter for an hour before serving. Learn how to make these simple, scrumptious popsicles when you

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Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups watermelon puree (roughly 1/4 medium size seedless watermelon)
  2. 1/4 cup lime juice (roughly 1 large lime)
  3. 3 ounces tequila
  4. 1 ounce cointreau
  5. 2/3 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Chop the watermelon into small pieces. Using a Cuisinart, puree the watermelon. Place the puree in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add lime juice and sugar to watermelon puree. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Add tequila and cointreau and stir well.
  3. Fill popsicle molds or Dixie cups. If using a dixie cup, cut small squares of tinfoil to cover the top of each of the cups.
  4. Use a sharp small knife and cut small slits in the tops of the tinfoil to insert the popsicle stick.
  5. Place the Dixie cups in a flat bottomed container. Place the popsicles in the freezer and wait patiently until frozen.

Makes 10 3-ounce popsicles.

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shopgirl123
shopgirl123
mmm yummy!!!!! gosh you have to patent these, their a gem!
josiebean
josiebean
so good/tasty looking! ill have to try this out
AmberHoney
AmberHoney
So creative for the kid in all us adults.
dameneko
dameneko
ooh! these would be PERFECT for my friend's bachelorette party weekend in tahoe!!
ThePerfectScore
ThePerfectScore
so going to make those! yummy
spaghetina
spaghetina
I imagine these will freeze a lot more slushy than something like a plain fruit juice popsicle because the tequila and cointreau that are dispersed throughout will never freeze. Instead of making popsicles, I might try making frozen margaritas. Put all the contents into a plastic container, add more tequila than the recipe calls for to taste (I think there was so little to allow the popsicles to freeze into something more solid), stir it all up, and pop it into the freezer. The liquor will keep it slushy, and then it can be served in a glass rimmed with margarita salt and garnished with a watermelon slice. It should be less messy than the popsicle version, and stronger, although maybe not as much fun to look at! I really like the idea of the basil addition that robs mentioned too, yum!
Community-Manager
Just looking at these makes me want to throw a bbq!
Ikandy
Ikandy
ummm...yummmmmmmm! how long do those babies take to freeze?
catou07
catou07
These sound incredible - is there anything better than watermelon anything in the summer?
cmill38
cmill38
These are perfect for laying by the pool with gf's!
smhooper
smhooper
i'm throwing a party this weekend...i'm def going to try these out!!
CassandraC
CassandraC
I'm going to try these with splenda instead of sugar this weekend!!
robs1325
robs1325
Try adding fresh basil into the watermelon puree, it sounds weird, but it tastes amazing.
madchie
madchie
Love popsicles and this recipe sounds great. I'll definitely try it.
ShePirate2010
ShePirate2010
sounds yummy!
justanerd1975
justanerd1975
reading about those popsicles got my mouth watering! Yum, have you ever made a rum-soaked fruit dessert for an outside party, you know the ones where you clean out and carve up a watermelon to make it into a pretty "bowl" and fill it up with chunks of cold, rum- and sugar water soaked fruit? I know these are really old fashioned, but I LOVE them!....
Nyrina-Windu
Nyrina-Windu
Yum, sweet idea :)
rainonme224
rainonme224
Those sound so good! I'll have to try them asap
shoneyjoe
shoneyjoe
Sounds lovely, but I'm not sure I need a popsicle to get me to down copious quantities of either watermelon *or* tequila.
Taadie
Taadie
This is perfect for a beach weekend.
Tabloid
Tabloid
UMMMMMM..... Popsicle... :9
allinavhcnerf
allinavhcnerf
this looks really good!
Banna
Banna
Those look amazing! I've been looking for interesting popsicle recipes....
Rancher'sGirl
Rancher'sGirl
The temperature just dipped down to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, but these sound like just the treat! My husband will love these!:)
fuzzles
fuzzles
These sound delish! We're on the verge of a heatwave here. Perfect timing!
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