“I’ll Take a Red Headed Slut on a Stick.”
With all the depressing weather we’ve been having, it’s hard to believe it’s already July. Determined to transition into “summer mode,” I’ve embraced the idea of refreshing, alcoholic treats…in popsicle form.
Enter the “Boozy Popsicle” – a satisfying snack that should compliment the hot weather (it’s coming, I swear!) nicely. I used to make homemade popsicles with my mom (who did NOT let me eat junk) and we would always use orange juice or Juicy Juice. This recipe I found for Spiked Popsicles sounds a lot more exciting:
- Collect favorite juices and flavored alcohol. Bacardi flavored rums or Absolut flavored vodkas work nicely.
- Mix the juices with the alcohol using 3 cups of juice and 2 oz. of alcohol. You don’t want to make them much stronger because the alcohol does not freeze.
- For something extra, add frozen chunks of fruit like mango, banana and raspberry. You can even add herbs like chopped mint or basil.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze.
Don’t like to make your own alcoholic ice pops? If you live in NYC or LA, you’re in luck! Martini popsicles are now being served inside the Beverly Hills Hotel at Bar Nineteen 12. Or you can have your choice of a Blueberry Lemon Verbena Vodka pop, a Raspberry Prosecco pop or a Strawberry Mint Rum Daiquiri pop at Counter in NYC’s East Village. (Thanks Urban Daddy.)
I’m hoping Boston will be next to jump on the alcoholic popsicle bandwagon – come on Eastern Standard! Red Sox fans would kill the Papi Pop!!
Posted by Julie