Summer Buzz: The 10 Best Boozy Popsicles

There’s a reason adults like to add liquor to popsicles: it’s hot as Hades outside, and we still have to work. Here are 10 ways to bring a little sunshine to your insides.

Margarita Pops
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As Shawnda from Confections of a Foodie Bride says, these pops are perfect when it’s “seventh-circle-of hell hot outside.” Sign me up! (Although I think they’d be great no matter what the weather!) Recipe here.

Easy Strawberry Margarita Pops
Is there anything easier than pouring Mike’s Hard Lemonade Strawberry Margarita into Dixie cups? Cheers to the easiest summer buzz imaginable! If you need more specific instructions, Naomi at Bakers Royale is here to help.

Mojito Ice Pops
Fresh limes + mint + rum = a little summer heaven. Recipe here, with a non-alcoholic version as well, courtesy of Flour on my Face.

Tangerine Rum Ice Pops
Want the best combination of alcohol and fruit? Ask a bartender! Havana bartender Felix Parra shares his favorite recipe with Diablo magazine here.


Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Pops
These beautiful pops pack a punch! Endless Simmer shows you how to freeze them in cordial glasses for a classy presentation before everyone gets sloppy drunk. Recipe here.


Bellini Pops
Mimosa’s elegant cousin, the Bellini, mixes sparkling wine with clear peach nectar instead of pulpy orange juice. The light, fruity, fizzy drink is practically perfect for popsicle form. The folks at Fine Cooking offer their recipe here.

White Wine Sangria Pops
Sangria on a stick? Enough said. Grab the recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride and make them now. You won’t be sorry.


Watermelon Saké Pops
Two of Japan’s favorite flavors–saké and watermelon (who knew?)–combine in a fantastic boozy pop perfect for summer. Imbibe has your recipe here.



Watermelon Mojito Pops
If you find the whole filling-plastic-molds routine too taxing, Tori, the Shiska in the Kitchen, has the solution. Simply soak actual watermelon slices directly in the alcohol. Spear ’em and serve! Recipe here.

Lemon Pale Ale Popsicle
What’s better than a frosty beer on a hot day? A frozen frosty beer. The Beeroness shows you to make these icy cold chunks of heaven here.

Note: Obviously these recipes are for adults 21-and-up only. If you are younger than that, go play a video game and rejoice that you still get a huge, season-long holiday.

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