Eat, drink and be merry… all in one cool little treat.

We have a cute little Mexican Lime tree in our backyard that supplies us with an abundance of teeny, tiny little limes throughout the summer. They’re a tad bit too small to provide enough juice for baking, but they sure do come in handy when we get thirsty.

This weekend Baby Daddy gave the tree a much needed trimming which left us with an inventory of both limes and branches on the back patio.

Small branch trimmings = perfect popsicle sticks. And, since he already had his gardening gloves on, he didn’t mind trimming a few for me and clipping off the nasty little thorns. Isn’t he sweet?

In return I made him some Watermelon Margarita Popsicles. Aren’t I sweet?

Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

makes 8 popsicles (and 2 cocktails)
4 cups fresh watermelon (cubed)
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1/4 cup tequila (plus an extra shot or two for the cocktails)
1 tbsp triple sec

Throw everything into the blender and puree to liquid consistency. Pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze for 2 – 3 hours or until solid.

I love the way the watermelon puree separates from the tequila/lime juice blend creating visual layers, and also a textural difference once they’re frozen. Aren’t they so pretty? Pretty f’ing yummy.

While waiting for the pops to freeze, pour the extra watermelon blend into a cocktail shaker with additional tequila (to your liking), shake and pour over ice into highball glasses. Drink.

Definitely the best idea I’ve had all weekend.

Well, so far.