Summer is in full force at our house. After a bunch of travel earlier in May & June, we are excited to spend the rest of summer at our home in Indiana. For 4th of July, I wanted to finally try the recipe that has gone viral on Facebook.
Boozy Popsicles? Yes, please.
Surprisingly they’re the easiest thing EVER to make.
All you need are popsicle bags, booze of your choice & a mixer (if you even want that…).
I actually found these popsicle bags at Bed, Bath & Beyond (after searching Michaels & some other craft stores!). So be sure to bring your 20% off coupon to get the best deal. There are also TONS of options on Amazon. I recommend even buying in bulk – like this set of 100. The average recipe yields about 8-10 pops, so if you want to try a variety of options you’ll want the larger pack!
For the first recipe, I did a Strawberry Basil Margarita. I’ve been growing basil in my garden and honestly can’t think of much to do with it (whoops…), so thoght I’d try some basil cocktails!!
- Dice 10 strawberries, a handful of basil & add 3/4 cup of patron to a bowl.
- Add 6oz of frozen limeade concentrate & 18oz of water.
- Mix together & let set for 5 minutes
- Scoop out the strawberries and basil with a slotted spoon and transfer to other bowl
- Add one spoonful of the strawberry/basil mixture to each popsicle bag
- With funnel (or I used a pouring measuring cup), add liquid to the fill line.
- Freeze at least 6 hours (although it’s slushy and delicious after just a few!)
*Pro Tip: I used a tall water glass to hold the popsicle bag upright.
For the next back of popsicles, I used a bottle of La Marca prosecco. I saw some recipes that call for nothing to be added, so I made a handful of plain Prosecco pops (with a raspberry added to the popsicle bag for a few), but then wanted to make a version of a frozen mimosa.
All I had in my fridge for frozen fruit was a pineapple and mango mixture, which sounded good enough.
To a blender, I added the pineapple & mango diced fruit and water to make a creamy mixture. Transfer to a bowl and SLOWLY add champagne to let the bubbles subside.
*Pro Tip: there’s really not an exact measurement here unlike the recipe above. Just add fruit to taste – do you like a boozy mimosa or a mostly fruity one? That’ll be your guide!
From left to right I have PLAIN Prosecco Pop, Pineapple & Mango Prosecco Pop, Strawberry Basil Margarita Pop & Prosecco with Raspberry Pop.
On my list of pops to make next include: Mint Mojito, G&T, Mint Julep, & frozen Daiquiri!
Any other suggestions or ideas?? The sky is really the limit here! Enjoy!