The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Sometimes recipes come together really easily, and sometimes not so much. Sometimes photographing recipes feels (almost) effortless, and sometimes it’s a struggle. This recipe began as peanut butter fudgsicles, but with the temperatures squarely in the 90s in Hot Springs, SD these last couple of days and the humidity going strong, photographing them in a way that didn’t look like weird chocolate pudding on a stick was damn near impossible. We gave it a few tries before accepting the fact that while it’s definitely popsicle weather and our fudgsicle recipe is spot-on, we’re going to need to wait for air conditioning to take photos that aren’t cringe-worthy.

I was in a bad mood for a couple of hours until we decided to take a drive at golden hour to clear our heads. The vast blue sky, complete with picture-perfect rainbow, gave me the push I needed to get over it and move on. And not even twenty minutes later, I had a new idea for popsicles that are ideal for these hot and sticky summer days.

Simpler. Easier. Boozier.

And not so melty that they couldn’t be photographed. Yesssss.

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Here’s what you need to do:

Find a watermelon. (a tiny bit difficult in small-town South Dakota)

Buy a bottle of tequila. (not at all difficult in small-town South Dakota)

Grab the lime that’s been sitting in your fridge forever.

Get your salt shaker.

Now slice the watermelon, put it on popsicle sticks (optional, but fun!), douse it in a little (or a lot of) tequila, squeeze a lime wedge over top, and sprinkle it with sea salt. You could enjoy the watermelon just like this, but what’s even better is freezing it for a few hours.

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles: the antidote to failed photo shoots, humidity, mosquito bites*, and bad moods.

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

*Maybe not mosquito bites unless a lot of tequila is involved.

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Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: varies depending on your watermelon


Prep Time: 3 hours

These easy watermelon margarita popsicles are more about assembly than anything else. Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of prep work--skip the tequila, or pour it on heavy. It's totally your call.

The Easiest Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Sliced Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

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Ingredients

  • seedless watermelon, sliced into popsicle-sized triangles
  • decent quality tequila
  • lime, sliced into wedges
  • sea salt
  • popsicle sticks

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: varies depending on your watermelon

Prep Time: 3 hours

These easy watermelon margarita popsicles are more about assembly than anything else. Just 4 ingredients and a few minutes of prep work--skip the tequila, or pour it on heavy. It's totally your call.

Instructions

  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Using a sharp knife, make a small slit in each of the watermelon rinds and insert a popsicle stick. Lay the watermelon pieces on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Pour as little or as much tequila over the watermelon as you like, then squeeze lime juice over top. Sprinkle with sea salt and freeze until solid (a few hours). Enjoy!

Notes [1]

You want to make sure you don’t add so much tequila and lime juice that the watermelon can’t absorb most of it. If this seems difficult, grab a glass and pour yourself some tequila with lime juice as a pre-game to the popsicles.

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  1. This is such a fun idea! ACTUAL watermelon pops! Yum 😉

    1. Amanda says

      Frozen watermelon is so good–even better in popsicle form!

  2. This is exactly what I needed for my next pool party. Love it!

    1. Amanda says

      These would be PERFECT for a pool party!

  3. Kait says

    You m’dear are a fucking GENIUS.

  4. I love these! So simple but brilliant. I loved your comment about grabbing “the lime that has been sitting in your fridge forever” haha – so true! Poor limes. They always get neglected.

    1. Amanda says

      Lemons get all the glory. haha But lime + watermelon is perfection! Limes remind me of summer because my dad always made gin and tonics with them. 🙂

  5. Gillian says

    These are beautiful, ingenious and a perfect summer surprise.

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you, Gillian! I’m so happy it’s summer…bring on ALL the watermelon!

  6. Marie says

    Beautiful summery recipe =) I think I wouldn’t make it with tequila though, I’m not an alcohol fan…

    1. Amanda says

      It’s great without the tequila as well! (I’m also not a big alcohol fan most of the time)

  7. Chi Tran says

    I love popsicles (well, addicted really) and this is such a cute and nice idea! I don’t even need popsicle molds for this. Awesome !!!!! Thank you so so much for thinking up this brilliant recipe.

    I work for a foodtech company called Chicory and we would love to have you as a recipe partner. Are you interested?

    1. Amanda says

      No popsicle molds necessary! So glad you like the recipe. 🙂

      I’ll have to check out the Chicory site!

  8. Hi Amada, me again, just stalking all of your popsicle recipes 😉 I love how simple and natural this is, but is still sassy enough to be a Friday night treat. I’m not a huge tequila fan, so I’m going to try this out with rum I think!!

    1. Amanda says

      Yes, use whatever alcohol you like (or none at all)! And thanks for stalking my popsicle recipes–it makes me happy. 🙂

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