Nothing rings in summertime like champagne popsicles and other fun boozy recipes, so I’m here to give you some yummy adult recipes for these refreshing treats! Who doesn’t LOVE to infuse alcohol in their food and dessert? Summer brings an abundance of seasonal fruits so it’s the perfect time to throw them together into your favorite frozen libations to make something refreshing and out-of-this-world! Check out these three major crowd-pleasing recipes below. Be sure to make several batches for yourself and your guests!
Champagne Summer Sangria Popsicles
- 1 cup champagne
- ¼ cup triple sec
- 1 to 2 ounces vanilla simple syrup (according to your taste)
- ½ cup ginger ale
- 1 cup of small sliced fruit of your choice (for my recipe, I used berries, peaches and apples)
Combine ingredients in a small bowl, including fruit. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. This will help de-carbonate the champagne a bit so your popsicles will be less slushy. Note: You could swap out the triple sec for orange juice, but I found that using the clear liquids listed above make for clearer and prettier popsicles! Take your mixture and pour into popsicle molds and freeze. **This recipe fills six 2.5 ounce popsicles molds.
Jalapeño Lemonade Popsicles
- Juice of 2 medium Meyer lemons (Tip: Meyers are much less tart than standard lemons)
- ¼ cup vodka
- ¼ cup vanilla simple syrup
- ½ cup lemonade
- Thinly sliced jalapenos for garnish
Combine all liquid ingredients in a bowl. Add more lemon juice or simple syrup to taste. Pour into your molds. Add a few slices of jalapeno to each mold and freeze. **Recipe fills four 2.5 ounce popsicle molds.
Cucumber Fizzy Gin Popsicles
So, I have to say, I was NEVER a gin fan…until a friend convinced me to drink Hendrick’s gin with a slice of cucumber and a splash of ginger beer. Well, call me a convert because that was the most refreshing and wonderful drink I’ve ever had! It definitely deserves a special summer popsicle recipe! Just so you know, the quest for turning this simple drink into an edible version was crucial for me because I NEEDED a reason to have this refreshing concoction before noon. I’m sure you’ve been guilty, too, of fabricating some great excuses to turn ANY hour into happy hour…am I right?!? Well, after a several batches to test flavor and freeze factor, the following recipe won over my taste testers! Hmm…its funny how I get flooded with requests for taste testers when I bake…especially when I add in some alcohol!
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- 1 cucumber, peeled
- ¼ cup Hendrick’s gin
- 2 ounces of lime juice
- 2 ounces of vanilla or plain simple syrup
- 1 cup ginger beer
Puree your cucumber in a blender, then add in your liquid ingredients and pulse a few times to mix. Pour your mixture into popsicles molds and freeze. You can also add a couple thinly sliced cucumber to each mold to pretty up your pops before your freeze! **Recipe fills six 2 ounce popsicles molds.
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[column type=”one-half” last=”true”]I love that these recipes only use a few ingredients and some fruit or veggies to help solidify the alcohol. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! So, whether it be champagne, gin, vodka or your favorite poison of choice, you, too, can make easy and yummy adult summer frozen treats! So, go fill up your freezer and stay classy cool all summer long![/column]