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Food Ideas for Your Reception

Embrace seasonal ingredients, like fresh watermelon and mint, for bright, smile-inducing flavors your guests will love.
 
Lara Ferroni

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You say your wedding is a time of indulgence, not abstinence? Popsicles deliver here too. “We suggest presenting pops on passed trays paired with shots for the perfect cool-down once your guests hit the dance floor,” says Zaiden. Better yet, order one of Popshop’s raspberry prosecco or lime-mint-mojito flavors. For a recipe you or your caterer can try, here’s one from Top Pops:

Watermelon Mint Julep
Makes 12 3-ounce pops

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed, seedless watermelon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup bourbon
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh mint

In a blender, add the watermelon, sugar, lime juice, bourbon and salt. Blend on high until the mixture has an even liquid consistency.

Pour the liquid into molds, insert handles, and place in the freezer. After 30 minutes, or when the pops are half-frozen and slushy, stir a pinch of mint into each mold to suspend it evenly throughout each pop. Replace the handles, or, if using wooden sticks, insert them now, when the mixture is firm enough for them to stand upright.

Freeze until solid, 5 hours minimum. Due to alcohol content, these pops take longer to freeze.

 
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