Happy Friday everyone! Are y’all as ready for the weekend as I am?
This started off as an idea for popsicles.
Then I got distracted by vodka. Tito’s vodka specifically.
Because that’s how normal people think. They start thinking about popsicles and then they want vodka… if you give a mouse a cookie…
So I did make some mini popsicles… and I then I made a martini. A watermelon jalapeño martini to start the weekend off right!
Pinch of kosher salt
First start by quartering the watermelon.
Use a spoon to scoop the watermelon into a blender. I used about a quarter of a watermelon to make about 4 servings.
Off to a good start!
Dice up a jalapeño. Jalapenos are hot this season, so beware! The coolness of the watermelon is great with a touch of heat. I used only half a jalapeño (with the seeds) and it was pretty hot!
Squeeze in the juice of half a lime.
Add in a pinch of kosher salt.
Love this color combo… so pretty. Now we are ready to liquify!
Pour the (nonalcoholic) pureed watermelon and jalapeño into ice cube trays. I did this in the sink, it can get sticky!
Then I added toothpicks to make mini watermelon jalapeño popsicles!
I made some bigger popsicles too… not sure what I am going to do with these yet but I know it will be good!
And into the freeze they go!
And then I thought hmmm what to do with the remaining watermelon and jalapeño purée?
Obvious answer. Add Tito’s vodka. Duh.
Into the martini glass you go mmm’dear.
Add a shot (or two) of ice cold Tito’s vodka.
Garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeño slice.
Sip and enjoy.
Have a great weekend everyone!