When you think of summer, it probably brings to mind images of vacations to warm, sandy beaches, going swimming, fireworks, and lots of family time with the kids out of school. We’re also willing to bet that you have some favorite summertime treats that you look forward to when you feel that change in how the sunlight feels on your face and how much bluer the sky is.
Summer of 2022 is rapidly approaching, and it’s never too early to start planning those fun activities or those amazing summertime treats. However, we have one to add to your list that we think you and your adult friends might enjoy; two words, spiked popsicles.
Do you remember those summers during your childhood when you and your siblings or friends would make homemade popsicles from paper cups and popsicle sticks, or even popsicle molds? You could use just about any of your favorite drinks to make these fun and tasty treats, and they kept you cool all throughout the summer.
Spiked popsicles are a fun, alcohol-containing adult version of a childhood summertime favorite. So, if you’re intrigued by the idea of making some delicious, over 21 popsicles, then come along with us as we check out some fun and sweet ways to create spiked popsicles.
How to Make Popsicles with Liquor and Wine
Since alcohol has a higher freezing point than most liquids, an important aspect of making boozy popsicles is having the right ratio of juice or other beverage and the liquor in question. So, in order to achieve this, you’re going to want a ratio of one ounce of liquor for every five ounces of juice or beverage. It’s also best to let them freeze overnight to reach optimal freezing.
You can also make boozy popsicles with wine and juice or wine and water, but since wine has a lower alcohol level than liquor, you only need a one-to-one ratio of wine and juice.
With these measurements and tips in mind, you can then mix up a batch or two of awesome spiked popsicles for those hot summer days and nights with your closest pals or family members who are over 21, and we’ve complied ten ideas for some of the best ones that you need to try.
Frozen Strawberry Daquiri Popsicle
To start us off, we have the frozen strawberry daquiri popsicle, which is made with fresh strawberries, white rum, lime juice, and a simple syrup. This is a frozen daquiri in which you can taste the alcohol a bit, but the sweet strawberries and fresh, citrusy lime juice steal the show.
Lemonade and Vodka Pops
Bring back those lazy summer days of running your own lemonade stand and indulging in a nice glass of your product now and then between customers with this boozy popsicle. This recipe works with your favorite vodka and your favorite lemonade, whether that be homemade or one from the grocery store. Take it to the next level with some fresh strawberries, too.
Using your favorite orange juice and vodka, you can make your own batch of Screwdriver popsicles. Add orange slices to the mixture for a little something extra while you’re enjoying lounging by the pool or the lake.
Vodka Gummy Bear Popsicles
This is a fun one that you’re definitely going to have to keep out of reach of the kids! These popsicles are made with gummy bears that have been soaked in vodka and clear soda, or heck, a citrusy soda of your choice. You get the vodka via the soaked gummy bears, and everything just mixes and intermingles as it freezes, creating a nostalgic, boozy treat that just about any adult will enjoy.
Coconut, Pineapple, and Rum Pops
Create a frozen tropical getaway cocktail on a stick with coconut juice, pineapple juice, and rum. Up the ante with fresh sliced pineapple and shredded coconut mixed in. Perfect for summer get-togethers with friends and family (over 21 years old of course) and lounging by the pool.
Strawberry Rosé Wine Popsicle
This is a simple, refreshing boozy popsicle that only requires Rosé wine, a red berry juice, and fresh strawberries. You get the cool crispness of the wine, and that beautifully sweet flavor of the berry juice with that accent of fresh strawberry slices throughout the popsicle.
Peach Wine Pops
Made for summer nights, this delicious wine pop brings you the juiciness of peaches with the booziness of wine, all happily frozen together on a stick. However, this recipe also calls for peach schnapps to kick up the peach flavor and alcohol content. You’re going to puree most of the peaches, while withholding enough thin slices to put into your popsicle molds along with the mixture.
Frozen Mojito Pops
Another great frozen cocktail option, frozen Mojito pops consist of mint, light rum, lime juice, club soda, and a simple syrup. Being in popsicle form takes absolutely nothing away from the Mojito, as it’s still every bit as fresh and sweet as you expect the drink itself to be.
Mango Bourbon Smash Popsicles
A hard hitter both on flavor and alcohol, these mango bourbon smash popsicles may be just the frozen version of the hard drink you’re looking for! This recipe requires bananas, lime juice and zest, mangoes, mint leaves, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and your favorite bourbon.
Simple White Wine Popsicles
For a simple wine popsicle without a lot of extra flavors and textures to distract from the refreshing wine, all you need is your favorite white wine, honey, strawberries, and sparkling water.
Have Some Nostalgic, Yet Boozy Fun This Summer with Spiked Popsicles!
Summer will be here before we realize it, and we hope that along with all of your other summer plans that you’ve earmarked our fun, sweet ways to create spiked popsicles. Be sure to try some of the ones that we have suggested, and of course there are lots more where those came from, so we hope that we’ve also encouraged you to look for even more boozy popsicle recipes to try out with your (over 21) friends and family.