Frozen cocktails are a delicious way to beat the heat, but whipping them up can be a hassle when the blender is all the way over there, out of arm’s reach from your float in the pool. Instead, try making boozy popsicles for instant satisfaction whenever the craving strikes. Freezing alcohol to the right consistency can be a challenge, but thanks to the sage wisdom from the ice pop expert Justin Harter of New York’s Citysticks, we’ve created these foolproof boozy popsicle recipes for summer.
7 Boozy Popsicles to Keep You Cool This Summer
Upgrade the classic Creamsicle by giving it a boozy hit of caramelly dark rum to go along with the fresh orange juice, vanilla and coconut milk. Super simple to make and even easier to eat by the batch-load, this Cocosicle is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
Summer heat doesn’t stand a chance against this frozen Painkiller, which is the tastier, more refreshing cousin of the Piña Colada. Made with rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream and orange juice, this buttery-sweet popsicle will live up to its name by easing your sunburn from the inside out.
Embrace seasonal fruit with this berry-packed, purple popsicle, inspired by a Hibiscus Berry Margarita. Dried hibiscus flowers give the pop extra tartness, so it pairs especially well with sweet, summery blackberries and blueberries. Bonus points if you pick the berries yourself.
We love day drinking here at Supercall, and this popsicle is the ultimate afternoon refresher. Salty, savory and spicy, it isn’t just Bloody Mary-inspired. It’s the whole dang cocktail on a stick: tomatoes, vodka, hot sauce, Clamato, horseradish, V8 vegetable juice, Worchestire sauce, lemon, salt, pepper and even a hunk of celery for the stick.