Endless Poptails: Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

Tweaking a trend can either make you a hero or a target. Luckily, we ESers are a hardy bunch — so yeah, we’re gonna mess with the beloved Mojito by freezing it.

But before you go bucking it, let us say that from sip to lick the frozen Mojito can confidently double down over its fluid counterpart and take you from cool to sublime faster than you can say freeze! Now that you know we’ve got our Teflon suits on, give it your best lick and let us know what you think.

PS – have a cocktail you want to see turned popsicle? Hit us up in the comment section because you’re currently tuning into our newly started cocktail popsicles series, a.k.a. Poptails. We’ll be featuring a new cocktail on a stick every Wednesday up until Labor Day. Enjoy.

Watermelon Mojito Popsicles

 

Makes 12 2.5 oz Popsicles

· 8oz. watermelon juice (2 ½ cups chopped watermelon)
· 2 oz fresh lime juice
· 1 oz. simple mint syrup (recipe follows)
· 8 oz. light rum
· 14 oz. club soda

Instructions:

1. Place chopped watermelon in a food processor or blender and process until watermelon is juiced (will be slightly pulpy).

2. Combine watermelon juice, lime juice, mint syrup and rum in a shaker and shake well. Fill popsicle mold 3/4 of the way up with mixture. Fill remaining popsicle mold with club soda and stir to combine.

3. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

Mint Syrup
(You will have more syrup than you need. Save for other cocktail uses)
· 1/2 cup water
· 1/2 cups sugar
· 1 cup mint leaves, loosely packed

Instructions:

1. Place sugar and water in a pot over heat until sugar dissolves. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature and place mint leaves in mixture and muddle. Allow mint leaves to steep for 20 minutes. Strain and discard leaves. (Depending on the fine-ness of the sieve tiny pieces may remain).

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29 comments

  • Rachel June 8, 2011  

    Yum! Perfect compliment to a pitcher of mojitos on a hot summer day!

  • Alina--Explora Cuisine June 8, 2011  

    So refreshing with the heat outside! Great post, can’t wait to make these :)

  • Lisa June 8, 2011  

    Forgive me if I’m wrong, but where is the rum mentioned in the directions? I’d love to make these but don’t know where to incorporate the rum. Thanks :)

  • sneige June 9, 2011  

    These are genius! Watermelon and mint – what a great combination! Summery refreshing!
    Beautiful photos too!

  • Susie June 9, 2011  

    Just sip the rum on the side. L

  • Sweet Fiend June 9, 2011  

    Lisa-Add the rum in with watermelon juice, lime juice and mint syrup and shake well.

  • erica June 9, 2011  

    i love this series!

  • Samantha June 9, 2011  

    These look amazing! I’ve been craving a mojito so bad lately, I must try these. Oh, and I know they’ll be good, because I made your margarita ice pops the other day for a party, and they were a hit! :)

  • Hols June 10, 2011  

    I love watermelon! I would LOVE to see a gin Gimlet popsicle :)

  • Alexis June 10, 2011  

    Ok, I feel dumb… I followed the directions to a T (I even had my hubby double check me) I filled 15 2.5 oz shot glasses 1/4 of the way up and I still had over half of my watermelon rum mixture… am I missing something? Is it supposed to be fill 3/4 of the way up with the watermelon mixture, then top with the club soda?

  • bakersroyale June 11, 2011  

    Alexis-Yep, that’s 3/4 not 1/4 of the way up. I’ve fixed the recipe accordingly. Thanks for letting me know!

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles June 11, 2011  

    Mmm, that looks delicious. I’m going to try making my own version soon 😀

  • lisa June 12, 2011  

    LOVING the Poptail series. So clever! So refreshing. I just hope I can keep them away from my kids. Yikes!

  • Melissa July 5, 2011  

    These look delish!! How would You make a key lime martini poptail? My fav!!!

  • tracy July 28, 2011  

    I second the gin gimlet poptail (maybe with a berry added MMM)

    and! Kentucky lemonade.

  • Lisa S July 30, 2011  

    I just went out and purchased everything I need to make these. Looking forward to trying them. Stay tuned….. Oh, and lve this site….. Discovered it today

  • Maddie April 4, 2012  

    How can i make this with strawberries? i have leftover strawberries and would love to turn this into a strawberry mojito poptail :). or pineapple :)

  • bakersroyale April 5, 2012  

    Hi Maddie-Just replace the watermelon portion with strawberries that have been puréed in a blender or food processor.

  • Vanessa April 12, 2012  

    I would like to see a cosmo popsicle!

  • Caitlin May 12, 2012  

    Was really looking forward to these! Not sure what I did wrong but they came out very brittle and bitter for me. Maybe chunkier watermelon and flattened lemon-lime soda would have worked better.

  • Kim June 21, 2012  

    The people who come up with these recipes must be drunk a lot lol. Amazing idea though, much better than jello shots or candy vodka. Mmmmm ~

  • Kim June 21, 2012  

    Whiskey Sour!

  • Beth July 17, 2012  

    I would love to see a pina colada or coconut milk based poptail.

  • linda July 18, 2012  

    I would love a creamsickle or grasshopper on a stick Yummy

  • Stephanie Klein August 18, 2012  

    I’d love to see a poptail with cucumber, sake, and vodka.

  • Patricia Della-Piana September 27, 2012  

    I’d love to see a Tom Collins popsicle.

  • Whitney May 9, 2013  

    Hi :)
    I think this is a great idea. I’m recently 21 and trying out different types of alcohol. I recently tried a drink called a Twisted Chameleon. It is SUPER good and it’s sweet, so I thought that might makes a good poptail :)

  • George May 23, 2013  

    Mine seem to have separated, thoughts?

  • vick August 19, 2013  

    i’m a bartender is very interesting your cocktails on stick i will tried at my work place with a new idea.show it to friends .thanks vick working at longbeach hotel mauritius

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