Sunday, June 22, 2014

Poptails II: Watermelon Strawberry Poptail Coolers

In a total burst of coincidence, it's midnight and I have what I call Sunday Insomnia – which occurs when a weekend of staying up late and sleeping in makes it impossible fall asleep at a reasonable hour in order to be bright-eyed-and-busy-tailed for Monday morning– and I decide to edit the photos for this recipe you see here.

And, being a 20-something, I obviously need to be doing no fewer than 12 things at once when I'm on my computer. So in addition to editing photos, I'm stalking random people I went to high school with on Facebook, Instagramming too many pictures of my pets, frosting some cupcakes, catching up on Under the Dome, writing out the instructions for this recipe, and perusing Buzzfeed. And I come across this:

Poptails, totally right up my alley. Actually, EXACTLY what I'm preparing to blog about while I wait for this Tylenol PM to settle in. After all, it's getting hot here in Texas, and what better way to chill out than with a delicious popsicle that has a hint of booze? I pull it open and read it in between doing all the other things.

Then, I see THIS:

THAT IS MY RECIPE. MY RECIPE IS ON BUZZFEED.* And it actually links to my blog, not some recipe-share site. Woo hoo!

I've joked with fellow bloggers that I "Haven't Made It Until I've Been Mentioned on a Buzzfeed Article" so... does this mean I've "made it"? Eh, I guess I'm skeptical, but it's still pretty damn cool!

Watermelon Strawberry Poptail Coolers
(Note: these are small popsicle molds, use more or less if you have bigger or smaller molds, taste frequently!)

  • 1/2 bottle watermelon malt beverage (I used HEB Hibiscus Watermelon Tregos Frescos, but use whatever you can find that is similar!)
  • 4 large strawberries, pureed with a pinch of sugar
  • 1 tbs strawberry vodka
  • 1/4 cup lemonade
-Mix together ingredients, taste. Add more or less of each until desired taste is reached. (Be sure your ratio of booze and more watery liquids is in favor of the water type, or else they won't freeze completely)

-Pour carefully into pop molds, freeze overnight or until solid.

-Remove carefully by rolling molds in your hands and gently pinching until popsicle is easily removed.

*Fellow bloggers have asked if Buzzfeed asked permission to use my photos. The short answer, is no. However, they did the universally ok'd practice of "One Photo with Link to Recipe" which I much prefer to posting the entire recipe verbatim or using a ton of pictures. Had they not done this, I'd be a little angry that they didn't ask my permission. BUT I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt that they had the best of intentions (as I would with anyone who simply shares a picture and a link to my blog), and getting on a Buzzfeed list has been somewhat of a rite of passage for food blogs, so s'all good with me. 


  1. Congrats on getting on Buzzfeed! That's pretty exciting. These look totally delicious.

  2. congrats! thanks for the reminder that i need to make popsicles, asap. it's hottt here!

  3. Replies
    1. My heart stopped. It was really fun to be semi-viral for like, a day. Haha.

  4. Ha you have definitely made it now! That's so exciting! :) Congrats