Watermelon Margarita Popsicles for Casual Friday

Hello weekend! How would you like to join me for a cocktail for Casual Friday?

This week’s cocktail comes in popsiscle form.  Watermelon Margarita Popsicles are definitely an adult treat.  Who wouldn’t enjoy a frosty popsicle on a hot summer evening?  Your kids would too, so be sure to stash these away from the little ones.

Adult beverages in frozen form!

Last summer’s Watermelon Martini and Cantaloupe Martini recipes were huge hits and some of my favorite boozy drinks during these warm and toasty times.  Why not freeze one of these tasty adult beverages in a cute little plastic container and enjoy them on a stick? 😉

When you are bored with eating slices of watermelon this summer, chop the melon into chunks and give them a whirl in the blender for fresh juice for your cocktails.  Be sure to use a Sugar Baby melon if you can find them.  They are sweeter and have fewer seeds.

Don't let leftover watermelon go to waste. Make a cocktail!

If you cannot find a Sugar Baby, a seedless watermelon will do.  Be sure that your watermelon is sweet and ripe.  You may have to adjust the sugar in the margarita recipe depending on the sweetness of your melon.

Would you like a bit of salt with your popsicle?

Have a great weekend and enjoy!

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Yield: 6 popsicles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


5 cups chopped seedless watermelon (Sugar Baby Watermelon is preferred)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 - 3 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar (taste for sweetness and add additional sugar as necessary)
2 tablespoons Cointreau
1/4 cup silver tequila (I used Patron)

6 (1/2 cup capacity) popsicle molds


Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup, pressing on and then discarding solids. Skim off any foam, then pour into molds. Freeze 30 minutes. Insert sticks, then freeze until firm, about 24 hours.

Adapted from Epicurious

21 Responses to “Watermelon Margarita Popsicles for Casual Friday”

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    Quyen - Kitchen Runway — June 17, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Frozen Watermelon Margaritas on a stick?! I’m in love! It looks refreshing and perfect for summer!

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    Marie — June 17, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    How did you get those cool grooves in your popsicles?

    • Gwen replied: — June 17th, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

      Hi Marie,

      Those are from the molds. Aren’t they fun? They are Groovy Pop Molds by Tovolo. Hope you can find them! :)


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    Ken - hungry rabbit — June 17, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I feel nice and cool just looking at the photos, imagine I actually have one … Happy Thoughts!

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    Denise@There's a Newf in My Soup! — June 17, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    Those do look fun…now if the sun would just come out and act like it’s summer!

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    Susan in the Boonies — June 17, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    Rats, Gwen! Your link for a watermelon martini did not work for me. Let me know if it works for you, or, if it needs fixing, and you get it fixed, let me know. I was actually thinking about making a watermelon martini last night, and was looking for a recipe!

    My friend Anne and I are planning a visit to Keswick Hall next week, and are really looking forward to eating breakfast there! So thanks so much for the recommendation! Any tips you want to pass along, I ‘m open to.



    • Gwen replied: — June 17th, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

      Hi Susan,

      I fixed the link, so you should be able to go to the Watermelon Martini recipe now.

      Are you and your friend spending the night at Keswick Hall or just planning to have breakfast there? I can suggest several things if you will be spending a day there.


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    Susan in the Boonies — June 17, 2011 @ 12:52 pm

    I think just breakfast. We thought we’d grab an early breakfast and then go to Monticello, before it gets too hot.

    We looked at the breakfast menu on line and got really excited! Also thinking about touring a winery. I’m so excited!

    Thanks for fixing that link for me!

    • Gwen replied: — June 17th, 2011 @ 1:32 pm

      Hi Susan,

      Take some time to visit the grounds. You definitely want to catch the view from outside the bar at Fossett’s. It overlooks the golf course and rolling hills. The illusion pool is lovely. you can see the original house from that viewing point.

      Have a great time!


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    The Mom Chef — June 17, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

    I wouldn’t be allowed to make these because popsicles are Dudette’s territory and telling her she can’t have any; well, you just don’t want to be around that. I love the idea though….adult frozen treats. Heaven. I want to know how you got those popsicles to stand up.

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    Baking Serendipity — June 17, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    Grown up popsicles! I love this idea :) I definitely think these need to make an appearance on my patio…they would impress the neighbors for sure :) Thanks for such an awesome creation!

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — June 17, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    Wow, these look so good! They would be so fun for a party! Thanks for sharing!

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    Jamie — June 18, 2011 @ 5:50 am

    Wow! They are so pretty to look at but my oh my I’ll bet these are fabulous on a hot summer afternoon!

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    Drick — June 18, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    very nice recipe and great molds… as hot as it is, I bet I could go through several of these, sitting down…

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    Judy@Savoring Today — June 18, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    These looks so refreshing! Just one more thing to love about summer :)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — June 19, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    You know that i’d just adore these treats!!! Some of my favorite things rolled into one fabulously refreshing snack.

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    Laura — June 19, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    I just bought popsicle molds the other day, and now I am super excited to make these. My boyfriend and I try to make a new cocktail ever weekend, so this looks like such a fun way to do that! Thanks!

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    Bakerbynature — June 19, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    This is my kind of popsicle; I think I would be eating 2 or 3 which could get dangerous!

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    Monet — June 20, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Smile! I wish it was still Friday! I would be making these this afternoon. I guess Monday isn’t a bad time to relax with one these either though :-) I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thank you for sharing it with me today. I wish I was spending the day in the kitchen (and not at work!). I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!

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    Melissa @ Dash of East — June 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    Love these popsicles! They are so cute and pretty, and I’m especially loving the grooves on their sides. I just might have to go find some molds and make some pops this weekend!

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