~ tuesday thought: frozen melon-margarita pops ~

I have feeling this is going to be Cocktail Week!  I hope you don't mind?  Anyhow, how fun would it be to treat your (adult) guests to these cool treats...
Yummy.  Wanna make your own?  Here's how:  Stir together 3/4 cup tequila, 1/2 cup Grand Marnier, 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, and a pinch of coarse salt in a large bowl.  Cut cantaloupe and watermelon into wedges.  Soak in tequila mixture for 15 minutes.  Insert sticks (I think I'm on a stick kick today!) and freeze for 1 hour on a baking sheet.  Serves 4-6.

But you know me and how I like options!  I start to think and off I go...so here is your Tuesday Thought:  Using melon balls would make another great option!  Just use melon balls instead of wedges - then you can serve them in pretty little cups with a fork/skewer/toothpick or you could just add a couple to a margarita for a pop of color!  Add then you could take it a step further...and use a small cookie cutter to add a shape or letter!

P.S. - Here's a little disclaimer - the melon balls/shapes are my adapted version of the original recipe, and I have not made the melon ball/shape version, but if you're only changing the shape then I don't see why it wouldn't work!

~ Ciao

...image and recipe via martha stewart


  1. Oh, you're killing me this week with all these delectable fruity alcholic ideas!!

  2. Yummy! I could go for a fruity margarita pop right now!