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Megan's Watermelon Cocktail Pops & Spicy Margarita

Recipe & Photos by Megan Russell

Woman in yellow bathing suit and large hat enjoying a watermelon popsicle.
It's time to invest in popsicle molds! Photo and pop by Megan Russell.

Watermelon-Mint Cocktail Pops

  • 1 personal watermelon, cubed and deseeded

  • 1/2 cup raspberry vodka

  • Mint leaves, a handful

  • Popsicle molds

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until a smooth, consistent texture forms. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight. Keep for up to a month in the freezer!

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

How To:

Slice melons in half, and scoop all of the bright pink flesh into a blender. Blend on high until a pureed texture is achieved. If you prefer a pulp free juice, place a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour the blender contents through the sieve. The juice can take a few minutes to seep through, but you can help it along by stirring the pulp with a rubber spatula or your fingers.

Transfer the juice into a pitcher and chill in the fridge until ready to use. I like to add a few teaspoons of lime juice to enhance the flavor and fridge life, which is about 5 days.

dark pink watermelon margaritas with lime garnish
Meg's Margaritas

Enjoy it fresh on the rocks or mix up a cocktail with your choice of clear liquor - I recommend tequila but mezcal, gin, or vodka would all be delish. If you're not drinking, you can zhush it up with a sugar, salt, or Tajin rim and a splash of lime juice for a mouth-watering mocktail.

I assembled our spicy margaritas in this order:

  • A dab of chamoy on my finger then rubbed around the rim of a glass

  • Dip the rim in Tajin

  • Ice

  • 1 shot of chilled tequila

  • Watermelon juice to fill the glass

  • Squeeze of lime

  • 2 jalapeno slices

  • Quick stir to incorporate

  • Lime garnish

  • Try not to guzzle

  • Repeat


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