Beat the Heat with this Watermelon Treat
It’s hot here in Austin.
You know that “fry an egg on the sidewalk” kind of hot you see in movies? Yeah, well, it's real in the summer. We’ve been trying to stay hydrated and happy, but after we hit 100° all bets are off and we start melting.
It's common to reach for a cup of sorbet in the summertime, but we figured it'd be more fun to fill up re-sealable popsicle molds and freeze them. Behold, we introduce our Watermelon Poptails to help us fight the hot weather blues and to add a little poolside pick-me-up.
Mix it up here:
When the sun's beaming high in the sky, grab one of our watermelon poptails to beat the heat. A boozy treat that will cool you off in no time.
4 cups frozen cubed watermelon (preferably frozen overnight if making the sorbet version)
4 mint sprigs
1 pinch lime zest
2 tbsp agave nectar (or to taste)
1 cup ice
You can use the sweetener of your choice, simple syrup would work fine as well. Another option would be to omit any sweetener if you prefer your drinks on the less sweet side, as watermelon is fairly sweet on its own.
If you’re in a pinch for time and didn’t freeze your watermelon, you can yield similar results by using the same amount of watermelon, simply add additional ice until your drink reaches a frozen sorbet-like consistency.
Combine Tito’s Handmade Vodka, frozen watermelon, mint leaves, fresh lime juice (use a few limes for juice and others for garnishes), lime zest, agave nectar, and ice in a high-speed blender.
Serve in copper mugs with lime wedges and mint leaves. Can be enjoyed by spoon or straw.
Makes 4 drinks or about 12 popsicles.