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10 Alcoholic Popsicles You Can Make At Home This Summer!

August 8, 2015
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 The almighty, omnipotent white globe in the sky has appeared over Britain! Sure, it’s hidden by a lot of clouds right now but we can’t be picky! Let us rejoice and show our love for the white globe by wearing barely any clothing and accidentally sacrificing our sunglasses, as is tradition.

Of course, let us not forget the most important tradition of the British Summer: alcohol. If you’re reading this in Britain, chances are you’ve recently returned from or have plans to go to a beer garden in the near future. So what would you say if I told you that you can combine alcohol with popsicles to help you get through those long summer days and even longer summer nights?

I’m talking alcoholic popsicles.

Alcoholic popsicles – or ice lollies here in England, but apparently not on google because that got a low SEO scoring – are perfect for lazy days in the sun, as well as for any BBQs or garden parties you’ll inevitably be attending or hosting this summer.

Here are ten of the best alcoholic popsicles that you can make at home this summer, you’re welcome!

Grapefruit & Vodka

Alcoholic popsicles - Grapefruit and Vodka

Image & Recipe: Cooking Stoned

You Will Need:

2 White Grapefruits

2 Red Grapefruits

1 Cup Of Sugar

1 Cup Of Water

5 Fresh Basil Leaves

¼ Cup Of Vodka

Recipe:

1. Firstly, you’re going to need to make a basil syrup. Add the water and sugar to a saucepan and heat it slightly before placing the basil leaves in the mixture. Once the mixture has cooled, pluck out the basil leaves and place the syrup in the fridge.

2. Juice the white grapefruits until you have 1½ cups.

3. Now, supreme the red grapefruit. Cooking Stoned suggests that you: ‘first trim the top and bottom off of the fruit, all the way to the flesh. Now using a paring knife, peel off the outer peel… Now you are going to cut out the fruity segments by slicing down alongside the membrane and cutting towards the center. Imagine you are serving a slice of pie. Repeat this until the whole fruit is done. Chop the ruby red grapefruit slices into fairly small chunks.’

4. Mix the white grapefruit juice with 1¼ cups of the basil syrup and the vodka, and pour the mixture into your ice lolly mould.

5. Add the red grapefruit chunks.

6. Freeze overnight.

Watermelon Mojito

Alcoholic popsicles - Watermelon Motijo

Image & Recipe: Boulder LoCavore

 You Will Need:

3 Cups Of Cubed Watermelon

4 oz Of Lemon Juice

5 oz Of White Rum

4 oz Of Simple Syrup

12 Chopped Spearmint leaves

Recipe:

1. Stick all of the ingredients into a blender and blend like there’s no tomorrow.

2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle mould.

3. Freeze overnight.

Gin & Tonic

Alcoholic popsicles - Gin & Tonic

Image & Recipe: Pretty 52

You Will Need:

3 Cups Of Tonic 

1½ oz Of Gin

¼ Lime, Juiced

½ Cup Of Cucumber Slices

Recipe:

  1. Mix the tonic, lime juice and gin together.

  2. Place cucumber slices into your ice lolly mould and pour the mixture on top.

  3. Freeze overnight.

Gin & ElderflowerAlcoholic popsicles - Gin and Elderflower

Image & Recipe: Sheer Luxe

You Will Need:

I2½ Cups Of Chopped Cucumber

1 Cup Of Elderflower Cordial

½ Cup Of Gin

Recipe:

  1. Blend the elderflower cordial and chopped cucumber.
  2. Pour in the gin.

  3. Freeze overnight.

Peach Bourbon Lemonade

Alcoholic popsicles - Bourbon

Image & Recipe: Lorimer Kitchen 

You Will Need:

2 Cups Of Lemonade

1 Cups Of Peach Puree

2oz Of Bourbon

Recipe: 

  1. You guessed it: blend them ingredients like you hate them.

  2. Pour into your popsicle moulds.
  3. Freeze overnight.

Cherry Lambic Cream

Alcoholic popsicles - Cherry Lambic

Image & Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

You Will Need:

2 Cups Of Chopped Cherries

4 Tablespoons Of Organic Cane Sugar

¾ Cup Of Cherry Lambic Beer

2¼ Tablespoons Of Heavy Cream

Recipe:

  1. Blend the cherries and two tablespoons of sugar, then add the cherry lambic beer and pulse until smooth.

  2. Mix the other half of the sugar with the cream.
  3. Fill your popsicle moulds up ¼ of the way with your cherry lambic mixture.

  4. Add a layer of the cream and sugar.

  5. Pour the rest of the lambic mixture into the moulds, and then add the rest of the cream/ sugar to each popsicle.

  6. Freeze overnight.

Mint Julep

Alcoholic popsicles - mint julep

Image & Recipe: Honestly Yum

You Will Need:

2½ Cups Of water

1 Cup Of Demerara Sugar

1 Cup Of Mint

⅓ Cup Of Bourbon

Recipe:

  1. Place the sugar and water into a saucepan and heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.

  2. Turn off the heat and add the mint. Leave to cool and strain the mint leaves.
  3. Add the bourbon and stir.

  4. Pour the mixture into your popsicle moulds.

  5. Leave overnight.

Paloma Pops

Alcoholic popsicles - paloma

Image & Recipe: Girl Versus Dough

You Will Need:

½ Cup Of Granulated Sugar
½ Cup Of Water
2½ Cups Of Grapefruit Juice
½ Cups Of Lime Juice
⅓ Cup Of Tequila
A Pinch Of Sea Salt

Recipe:

  1. In a saucepan, dissolve the sugar in the water to create a syrup.

  2. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Add the syrup to the mixture.

  4. Pour the mixture into your popsicle moulds.

  5. Freeze overnight.

Bourbon Butterscotch Latte

Alcoholic popsicles - butterscotch

Image & Recipe: Endless Simmer

You Will Need:

16oz Of Strong Coffee (Room Temperature)
4oz Of Heavy Cream
4oz Of Bourbon
2oz Of Butterscotch Sauce

Recipe:

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together.

  2. Pour mixture into your ice lolly mould.
  3. Freeze overnight.

Mudslide

Alcoholic popsicles - mudslide

Image & Recipe: Endless Simmer

You Will Need:

18oz Of Vanilla Yogurt
1 Banana
3oz Of Vodka
3oz Of Kahlua
3oz Of Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 Tablespoons Of Grated Chocolate

Recipe:

  1. Blend everything together.

  2. You better believe your pouring that mixture into the ice lolly moulds.

  3. Freeze baby freeze.

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  • Elliot

    Really wish I read this at the beginning of summer!

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