When I packed for our beach vacation, I included our popsicle molds so we could make “grown-up” alcoholic cocktail popsicles. We also brought some molds for the kids and made them tasty, virgin lemonade and watermelon popsicles.
Watermelon, Lime, Saké Popsicles
Thinking ahead, I bought some saké at Whole Foods to use for the watermelon, lime, and saké pops.
Along the way, we stopped at a roadside stand and picked up a gigantic watermelon.
We combined the sliced watermelon, about a half-cup of saké, and the juice of half a lime in a blender.
We made the mixture in the morning before hitting the beach so we could enjoy our popsicles during happy hour.
Delicious, although the mixture separated in the freezer so the flavor was decidedly all saké/lime or all watermelon/lime. Still, quite refreshing!
Cherry Vodka and Mint Popsicles
With Door County Cherry Vodka that Sara and Aaron brought with them from Wisconsin, we made a blend with muddled mint and lime, vodka, and tonic.
Luckily, we made enough to enjoy a drink in addition to the popsicles we set in the freezer for later.
If the popsicles sticked in the mold, the frozen mixture made for a nice crushed ice cube too.
A perfect accompaniment to that night’s grilled shrimp dinner.
And the full moon rising.