Dress popsicles up for a party with these creative and extra-boozy recipes. Featuring libations from all sips of life.
By Meghan McKeighen
It’s official: We’ve deemed 2014 as the summer of popsicles. To honor these frozen pillars of perfection and their especially impressive infiltration of Pinterest and food blogs this year, we have traded in our celebratory cocktail glasses for popsicle sticks. Featuring libations from all sips of life, from gin to Pinot Noir, the following 27 popsicles gathered from around the web are delightfully boozy and refreshing. All are certainly worthy of a party or post-work cool down.
1. Mint Julep Popsicles
A pour of bourbon and golden demerara sugar your cool down is off to a perfect start with these pops. Get the recipe here.
2. Peach Bourbon Lemonade Popsicles
Peach lemonade is a great summer cool down. Now add bourbon and you have the perfect nightly cocktail in frozen form. Get the recipe here.
3. Pinot Noir Blackberry Ice Pops
All you need is wine, fruit and a freezer. Put them all together and you have grand popsicle, adults only. Get the recipe here.
4. Kiwi Moscato Popsicles
Kiwis and moscato combine for the perfect amount of cold zing. Get the recipe here.
5. Paloma Poptails
Grapefruit soda and tequila cocktail is great in liquid form, but even better when it is chilly. Get the recipe here.
6. Watermelon Margarita Poptails
These creations actually look like mini watermelons, too. Course salt and lime slices make for an eye-catching presentation and a tasty treat. Get the recipe here.
7. Bloody Mary Poptails
A savory popsicle is the way to go sometimes. Don’t forget the chili. Get the recipe here.
8. Bourbon Butterscotch Latte Pops
Bold coffee and bourbon team up with a sugary sweet butterscotch sauce to make a rich popsicle you can’t forget. Get the recipe here.
9. Blueberry Moonshine Popsicles
Blueberries, lemon juice, and moonshine makes a perfectly fragile popsicle that melts in your mouth. Get the recipe here.
10. Cucumber Ginger Gin Pops
Gin, ginger beer, cucumber, and lime makes a great drink. Why not translate that same pizzaz into a dessert? Get the recipe here.
11. Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles
For a different herbal note, try adding basil instead of mint. It takes time to freeze these popsicles given their alcohol content so be sure to plan ahead. Get the recipe here.
12. Pimm’s Cup Popsicles
The perfect dessert is your favorite cocktail with some added sugar and frozen solid. Get the recipe here.
13. Coconut-Mango White Rum Pops
A creamy tasting pop that has no cream in it whatsoever. Coconut milk and mangoes sweeten up this pop to make a dangerously delicious team. Get the recipe here.
14. French Champagne Pops
We aren’t sure if French Champagne makers would be appalled or thrilled to know their craftsmanship is being used in popsicle form. But to be honest, with a splash of cognac and lemon we don’t care what they think. It is just too good. Get the recipe here.
15. Baileys Poptails
End your day with coffee and chocolate. On a frozen stick and with a touch of savory sea salt, what more could one want? Get the recipe here.
16. Bourbon Peaches and Cream Popsicles
The best thing about these popsicles is that they are so easy to make at home. With a touch of tang from the yogurt, you will feel satisfied and refreshed. Get the recipe here.
17. Tropical Tequila Sunrise Popsicles
These pops not only taste tropical, but look it, too. Pineapple and grenadine make for a beautiful sunset look that is almost too good to eat. Almost. Get the recipe here.
18. White Wine Fruit Popsicles
Fruit popsicles just got a lot cooler. Full of summer fruits, the popsicles see-through appearance makes the fruit dazzle. Get the recipe here.
19. Dirty Pirate Popsicles
The name may not be so endearing, but it really just means delicious. Cola, rum and Kahlua make a deliciously spice trio that is hard to pass up. Get the recipe here.
20. Cherry Lambic and Cream Popsicle
Cherry Lambic, a Belgian Kreik beer, heavy cream, and a touch of sugar whip up to be a sweet and light bite. Get the recipe here.
21. Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops
The grapefruit cocktail Popsicle uses maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten things up. Tailor to your tastes. Get the recipe here.
22. Mojito Popsicles
With a mint infused sugar base, this rum popsicle is a great way to use up some of your fresh mint. Get the recipe here.
23. Peach Sangria Popsicles
A boozy, fruit-filled sangria is a wonderful treat to chew on on a sunny day. It is even better when it is frozen. Get the recipe here.
24. White and Black Russian Poptails
A true adult’s pudding pop has Kahlua, Bailey’s, and and vodka swirled in. Try them in both the black and white Russian styles. Get the recipe here.
25. Piña Colada Ice Pops
A piña colada pop is a great idea whenever tension and temperatures are high. Have them stocked in the freezer all summer long. Get the recipe here.
26. Blood Orange Margarita Ice Blocks
Try these as a base for a slushie, too. Delicious, no matter how cold you make it. Get the recipe here.
27. White Sangria Poptail
White nectarines, green grapes, triple sec, and Pinot Grigio make for a classy light-toned popsicle. We like to think of this as a patio pounder, just a bit chillier. Get the recipe here.