Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

Yawn! I feel like I’m waking up from hibernation or something. Sure the weekend was only 3 days long, but that may have been the longest I’ve gone without touching a computer in years. Sometimes you just got to take a break, and that’s exactly what I did. My weekend was filled with sunshine, bike riding, pool floating, ocean swimming, and general relaxing. Hell, I even took a nap yesterday! 

Some weekends I’m hyper productive, and that feels great, but sometimes there’s nothing I’d rather do than watch a Pawn Stars marathon and veg out on the couch. It always seems that The Hubs and I trade off motivation for the weekends. While I did the Pawn Stars thing yesterday, The Hubs was a busy beaver doing laundry, home repairs, and washing the dogs. He always seems to feel guilty when I hold the motivation, but I definitely do not when he does! Does this happen to other couples? Only one person at a time is able to be a productive member of society on the weekends? Just curious.

Although summer doesn’t really end until late October here in San Diego, I’ll still say my farewell today now that labor day weekend has passed. It only took me the entire summer to break out my popsicle molds, but I’m sure glad I did for these babies. Goodbye summer! You were excellent to me this year. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles recipe from Hungry Girl Por Vida 

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh mint, torn coarsely

4 cups watermelon, cubed

juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup tequila

In a small saucepan combine water, sugar, and mint. Bring to a boil, to dissovle sugar, and boil 60 seconds. Remove from heat and let steep 30 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and set syrup aside.

With a stick blender, regular blender, or food processor, puree the watermelon with the lime juice. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds and bits. Stir in tequila and mint syrup. Divide the mixture between popsicle molds, freeze for 30 minutes before adding sticks–contine to freeze until solid 12-24 hours.

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