If you grew up in Southern California, the ice cream man and his drive-by jingles really take you back to the good ol’ days. On a hot day nothing hit the spot like a Big Stick, Cherry Bomb or Tweety Bird pop with bubble-gum eyeballs. Yum.
When I felt adventurous, I would drop $.25 on Mexican candy, not the horchata, jamaica, or tamarindo flavors. I prefered sandía [that means watermelon in Spanish, mis gringos]. That candy taught me a life lesson: if you can endure the spicy shit on the outside, you can enjoy the watermelon sweetness on the inside.
Nowadays when I feel nostalgic, I don’t have to chase an ice cream truck. I can just hit up my local dive bar for something more refreshing: the Mexican Lollipop shot.
It’s just like the candy, except better because you get drunk. Win-win situation.
A Mexican Lollipop is:
- Jose Cuervo Silver Tequila
- Watermelon Pucker
- A drop of Tabasco Sauce