10 Boozy Popsicles to Make to Stay Cool This Summer
Last summer, we reminded you guys that you don’t have to be a little kid to enjoy a poolside popsicle, remember? Well, this year, we’re taking grown-up popsicles to a whole new level. Yes, that’s right: I’m talking boozy popsicles. Try to contain your excitement, guys.
I’ve seen cocktail-popsicle recipes floating around Facebook and other forms of social media pretty much all summer long. And ever since these boozy pops have blown up on the Internet, I’ve been dying to try them out myself. And I figure, given this hot, sticky (horrible) weather Mother Nature has thrown at us this July, I thought, what better time to try ’em out than now?
And if you’re wondering how a boozy popsicle is in any way healthy, hear us out: You’re going to be reaching for a frozen treat at some point this weekend, right? And you’re also probably going to be reaching for a cocktail or two, right? So, why not kill two birds with one stone — and cut some calories in the process — by combining them? Also, a good chunk of these recipes are simply frozen fruit combined with booze, landing on the healthier end of the cocktail spectrum. Now, below, 10 boozy popsicle recipes help keep you cool during this never-ending heat wave. You are welcome.
Raspberry-Peach Bellini Ice Pops
via Bon Appetit
These pops combine frozen berries and peaches with prosecco for a version of a bellini that so beats one served in a glass.
Avocado-Lime Tequila Popsicles
These lime-y tequila cocktails on a stick give you the creaminess of a fudge pop (thank, avocado!) without dairy.
Peach-Bourbon Lemonade Popsicles
via Lorimer Kitchen
We say you fresh-squeeze your own lemonade to put together these pops, and call it your arm workout for the day. #Winning.
Raspberry Sangria Popsicles
via Chef Savvy
There’s nothing more perfect for summer than a glass of fruity sangria — except maybe a fruity sangria pop. And these bad boys only call for four ingredients!
Guava-Lime Mojito Popsicles
via Boulder Locavore
This popsicle is a fruity twist on the classic mojito: guava juice plus lime juice plus mint leaves plus rum. Say it with me: Yummmm.
Salted Watermelon Margarita Popsicles
via How Sweet Eats
Get ready to salivate all over your desk just looking at these sweet and salty watermelon margarita popsicles.
via Cookie Rookie
This is exactly what it sounds like: Champagne and orange juice, served on a stick. Your brunch guests will thank you.
Papaya Breeze Poptail
via The View From Great Island
All you need to whip up these poptails (genius, we know) is a ripe papaya and some rose. Yes, please!
Black and White Russian Poptails
via Endless Simmer
These chocolate and vanilla pudding-based POPtails (pretty punny, huh?) combine Bailey’s Irish Cream, kahlua, vodka, and dark chocolate, combining your beachside cocktail, popsicle AND dessert for the day into one dish.
Boozy Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake Popsicles
via Host the Toast
Okay, so these are definitely on the decadent side. But hey, it’s the freakin’ weekend: We say treat yo’self.
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