It finally got July-like around here and I was going to a pool party so I figured it was a perfect time to make these frozen delights.The recipe is pretty simple:
5 cups of seedless watermelon, of course even the seedless ones tend to have some seeds in them but don’t get too worried about a stray seed or two as this goes through a sieve. (Makes about nine poptails)
3/4 cups lime juice, save yourself some hassle and buy the biggest limes you can find. I had teeny tiny ones from Trader Joe’s and ended up having to go out in the middle of making this to get more as I did not have enough. I hate that, it totally disrupts my flow. You will need about 8 limes total.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup tequila–whatever floats your boat. Cuervo gold is what I used.
Put the roughly chopped watermelon, lime juice, tequila and sugar in a food processor and purée until smooth. Strain this mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove the pulp and any stray seeds. I strained mine into a pitcher which makes the pouring into tiny Dixie cups that much easier. I did all this on a serving tray for easy transport to the freezer.
I used 5 ounce Dixie cups for this and these cute little wooden spoons (found ’em at Joann Fabric). Fill the cups about two-thirds full, you need to leave enough space for the limes that form the base.
Cut the limes a little thick or they are too thin to form a proper bottom for these little cuties. Spear the wooden spoon slightly more than half way up and insert into cup mixture.
I froze these overnight and they were even better than I was expecting and I was expecting them to be pretty darn good. Tangy, sweet, frozen deliciousness, perfect for a hot, steamy summer day. I also made a batch sans tequila for the kidlets and just marked the bottom of the non-boozy ones. Before serving the boozy ones, sprinkle the limes with some margarita salt and enjoy!