Mommy’s "Special Popsicles": Fun Boozy Popsicle RecipesJul 28, 2017
Having popsicles during a warm summer is practically mandatory. But sometimes, Mom needs a special popsicle to get her through a long, summer day. We mean "poptails," those special cocktail popsicles made with your favorite spirit or wine. Increasing in popularity, these boozy frozen delights combine alcohol with fruit, juice, mint, and other fun additions.
Here are some easy recipes to get you started!
Citrus Basil Mojito Pops
1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
8 tsp raw sugar or your favorite sweetener
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp lime juice
3/4 cup water
8 fresh mint leaves
8 fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp rum
Squeeze the orange juice, (about 2 to get 1 1/4 cups). Combine the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour about 1/3 cup into each popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
3/4 cup sparkling rosé
3/4 cup extra dry champagne
8-10 oz of mixed berries, apples and pomegranate arils (or any fruit you like!)
Fill half of popsicles molds half way up with rosé and the other popsicle molds half way up with extra dry champagne. Layer each well with a variety of fruit. Cover top of popsicle mold with foil. Create a hole in the center of each just large enough to insert a popsicle stick; insert popsicle stick. Transfer to freezer and chill until frozen solid, about 2-4 hours
Coconut Cream Popsicles with Vanilla Bean & Malibu Rum
1 can coconut cream
1 vanilla bean
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup sugar
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup Malibu Rum (optional)
In a small sauce pan combine the coconut cream and the sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a heatproof bowl and place in the refrigerator until cooled, about 15 minutes. Using a small paring knife, split vanilla bean down the center lengthwise and scrape into bowl. Add shredded coconut, pineapple juice & Malibu rum. Pour mixture into 8 popsicle molds and place in the freezer until frozen.
Tell us: What are some of your favorite poptails?