If you want to cool off while enjoying some of your favorite alcoholic beverage, you have got to try some of these recipes for boozy popsicles. Popsicles are a classic summer treat and when you combine them with a tasty adult drink, you’ve got yourself the perfect summer treat! They’re refreshing, absolutely delicious and easy to make, so they’re an easy way to kick off your weekend or enjoy some “me” time. Don’t be afraid to get creative with some of these recipes for boozy popsicles, the only limit is your imagination!
1. Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
What flavors could be more appropriate for summer than watermelon and margarita? These boozy popsicles have a sweet but also a little bit of sour flavor that’s refreshing and sure to get you in the lazy summer mood.
5 cups of seedless watermelon, chopped
2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of orange liqueur
1/4 cup of clear or silver tequila
6 popsicle molds
Puree all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Strain the mixture to discard any solids, remove any foam and pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. Freeze for an hour, insert popsicle sticks and freeze again for 24 hours or until firm.
2. Spiced Strawberry Daiquiri Pops
Strawberries are another delicious fruit that pairs well with alcoholic beverages and makes a tasty cocktail popsicle. The recipe includes cinnamon and cardamom that goes beautifully together and adds a nice little twist to the traditional ice pop.
1lb. of fresh strawberries, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup rum of choice
1/4 cup of triple sec
1/2 cup of sugar
3 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
¼-1/2 teaspoon cardamom
¼-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Blend all of the ingredients and strain any solid pieces. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and attach sticks. Place the mold in the freezer for at least 8 hours or until well set.
3. Mojito Popsicles
Mmm…Mojito! Mojitos make great cocktails and they make even better popsicles. They come out looking absolutely beautiful and you’re going to love serving these to your girlfriends. This recipe takes a little more time to make since you’ll be making a separate mint-infused sugar syrup and you have to prep the club soda and rum, but believe me, it’ll be worth it!
2 cups of white rum
11/2 cups club soda
.5 cup fresh lime juice
For mint-infused sugar syrup:
20-25 large fresh mojito or mint leaves
1 cup of water
¾ cup of sugar
Before you start making this recipe, you’ll need to flatten your club soda. The night before you plan on making this, pour out the amount you’re going to use, and place it in a big container in the refrigerator overnight.
You’ll also need to prepare the rum beforehand. Get 2 cups of rum and place in a deep saucepan. Once it starts bubbling, time for two minutes and let it boil. Once it boils, remove from heat immediately and carefully pour it into a heat safe container. Allow it to cool before using.
Now you’re ready to make the sugar syrup. Rinse the mint leaves and add them to a saucepan with water and sugar. Slowly bring it to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Raise the heat and boil for 1 more minute then simmer for about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave the mixture to infuse for 30 minutes. Strain and throw out the mint leaves and allow it cool.
Once the syrup is cool, mix it with the rum, flat club soda and lime juice. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
4. Blackberry & Chèvre Popsicle
If you’re wondering what Chevre is, it’s goat cheese. Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s supposed to be quite delicious. So, if you’re the adventurous type, don’t let the summer pass you by without making these cocktail popsicles!
1 ¼ Cups milk of choice
2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
½ Cup Honey
½ Cup Chevre or “Goat Cheese”
1½ Cups of Blackberries
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of Bourbon
Start by warming up the milk in a saucepan but do not allow it boil. Add the fresh thyme to the milk, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Pour the honey in the same pan and stir well. Next, pour the mixture into a measuring cup. Place the goat cheese in the pan and add equal parts goat cheese and milk mixture and whisk. (You might need to turn on the heat.)
Place the blackberries in another pan and mash them lightly. Add the brown sugar to the blackberries and warm the pan over medium heat until the sugar has melted and you have blackberry syrup. You should have at least one cup worth.
Next, transfer the blackberry syrup mixture into a large measuring cup (the measuring cup should be able to hold at least 2 cups). Mix in the bourbon and combine with the milk mixture. Pour into popsicle molds, insert sticks and freeze for at least 8 hours.
5. Tequila-Spiked Mango Popsicles with Chile
If you love mangoes as much as I do, this is the perfect adult indulgence for you. This flavorful popsicle is packed with flavor from the sweet mango and you can dip it in chile for a pretty garnish and to add a spicy kick!
3 cups of chopped mango
6 tablespoons of lime juice
6 tablespoons of agave
6 tablespoons of water
pinch of salt
61/2 tablespoons of tequila
Place chopped mangoes, lime juice, agave, water, salt and tequila in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into the molds and freeze. After 1 hour, insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight. Once they’re ready, dip them in chile powder and enjoy!
6. Mudslide Poptail
What better way to enjoy a creamy mudslide than on a stick?! This is another easy recipe that basically requires you to mix, blend and freeze so you can whip it up in an instant. The only hard part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze.
2 ¼ cups of vanilla yogurt
1 medium sized banana
6 tablespoons of vodka
6 tablespoons of Kahlua
6 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 tablespoons grated chocolate (optional for more texture and flavor)
Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, freeze for approximately one hour, insert sticks and freeze for an additional 8 hours.
7. Summer White Wine Fruit Popsicles
This fruity fresh recipe calls for Sauvignon Blanc, orange liqueur, brandy, white grape juice and lots of fresh and tasty fruit. Your tastebuds will be bombarded with flavor and you’ll get a piece of fruit in each luscious bite.
¾ cup of organic white grape juice
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon of Sauvignon Blanc
3 tablespoons of orange liqueur
2 tablespoons of brandy
1 medium nectarine
15 Ranier cherries
20 small sweet, seedless grapes
Slice the nectarine into small wedges, slice the grapes in halves and remove the pits from cherries and slice in half. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and allow it to steep for a few hours or even overnight. If steeping for longer than a few hours, place it in the refrigerator.
Evenly divide up the sliced fruits among the popsicle molds (avoid packing them in) and then pour in the liquid. Place the mold into the freezer and insert the popsicle sticks. You can cover the top of the popsicle mold with foil to stabilize the sticks. Freeze overnight and enjoy!
I hope you get to try out some of these yummy, boozy popsicles! Don’t they just sound amazing? Have you ever tried making cocktail popsicles before? If so, what kind did you make?