The only thing more refreshing than a cool cocktail on a hot summer day is one of the frozen variety. Booze infused popsicles or “poptails” are quickly becoming the go-to treat for outdoor dinner parties and summer weddings. Their beauty and fun, nostalgic quality make them the perfect treat for entertaining, but their simplicity will have you making them any chance you get.
Sipping a glass of red wine may be sophisticated, but it’s anything but refreshing. Turn your winter red into summer fun with this great recipe for pinot popsicles! Recipe: www.refinery29.com
Simple syrup, orange liquor, lemo,n and white wine are blended together to make these fruit studded pops. Don’t have time for the freezer? The recipe also makes great sangria. Recipe: www.jasonandshawnda.com
Nothing says summer quite like a refreshing daiquiri, especially one in frozen form. This unique recipe incorporates pureed melon, kiwi, and limeade for a tangy twist. The addition of light rum will have you thinking you’re in the Caribbean. Recipe: www.shutterbean.com
These rich and creamy fudgesicles are the perfect night cap for a warm summer evening. Dip them in more chocolate and roll in nuts or sprinkles to make them even more decadent. Recipe: www.thesweetspotblog.com
Described as “a grown up version of a creamsicle,” these popsicles are as delicious as they are pretty. Tart, yet creamy, this one is a must try. Recipe: www.transientexpression.com
For another tropical treat, try blending coconut milk, pineapple, sugar, and rum to make these pina colada pops. Feel free to omit the rum for a delicious virgin popsicle the whole family can enjoy. Recipe: www.shutterbean.com
By August, local blackberries and watermelon will be plentiful. This margarita pop will put them to great use. Puree the fruit with triple sec, tequila, and limeade in a blender and freeze. Recipe: www.bakersroyale.com