These boozy popsicles are an adults favorite summer treat! Made with real fruit, for at least a touch of health, and perfect for a warm summer day!
We love these adult centered frozen treats! They are so versatile and perfect for using up leftover fruit juice. You can even add some veggies if you want to mix in a touch of health!
Making Alcoholic Popsicles
As easy as regular popsicles are to make, putting booze in your frozen treat takes a little bit more thought and planning.
What are boozy popsicles?
They simply are popsicles with alcohol! Super good and a fun way to enjoy an adult beverage.
Because alcohol has a lower freezing point than regular ingredients, you need to ensure that your ratio is right so that you can get them to freeze.
Ratio of liquor to other ingredients
In order to ensure that your popsicles will freeze, it is best to keep the ration of juice to liquor, 4 to 1. So for every 4 ounces of juice, you want 1 ounce of liquor.
How to Make Homemade Boozy Popsicles
When keeping the ratios of liquid to alcohol in mind, making these adult treats are really easy!
- Mix the different flavors you want.
- Pour the liquid into the container/s of choice.
- Freeze and enjoy!
The mixes you can create here are endless! So many amazing cocktail recipes out there. Here are some of my very favorite ones:
- Pineapple jalapeño margarita
- Strawberry vodka spritzer
- Pina colada
- Regular margarita
- Strawberry daiquiri
- Long Island ice tea
- Sweet tea and vodka
- Mai tai
- Tequila sunrise
- White Russian
- Frozen Rosé
There are a few different options when it comes to freezing your popsicles. Here are the ones I love and use:
These popsicle bags are also a great option:
Tips and Tricks
This is a pretty full proof recipe, but here is some info to help you along the way!
- When choosing what liquor to use, think about the overall flavor you want. The most versatile is vodka. It goes with almost anything! You can also think about the cocktails you like and use the liquor that goes with that cocktail.
- One of the most important things is to make sure your kids don’t get into these. The easiest way to separate is by container, shape or color. Use the different container types to indicate booze or no booze. You can also use different color popsicle sticks. I don’t recommend marking anything with a pen or marker because that can easily come off.
- Plan ahead when making these. You can prep the juice with alcohol mix ahead of time to make it super easy especially if you want different flavors.
- If you are making these for a party, you will need to serve quickly after you take them out of the freezer as the defrost faster than regular popsicles.
- You can easily make a kid batch, simple save some mix before you add the liquor.
Yes! Just follow the directions and keep your ratios as recommended to ensure they will freeze.
This all depends on the total amount of liquid. Since you need a 4 to 1 ratio of juice to liquor, just multiply for the amount you want to make.
Vodka has a lower freezing point than non alcoholic liquid. So when you mix it with regular liquid then it raises the freezing temperature. When keeping the ratio 4 to 1 liquid to alcohol, you ensure that the popsicles will freeze at a normal freezer temperature.
While there are machines you can buy to make instant popsicles, they can be pricy. So if you want to try to speed up the freezing time, you can try a few tricks I have heard about. Adding salt to the mixture helps raise the freezing temperature, this would especially work for margarita flavored popsicles! You can also try heating your liquid. This study talks about how hot liquid freezes faster than cold!
- 10 space popsicle mold (or 10 small paper cups)
- 4 cups juice of choice , or juice mixture
- 1 cup liquor of choice
- Mix the juice and liquor in a large pitcher.
- Pour into popsicles molds. I use a 10 space mold for these.
- Freeze for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
- Once set, carefully remove each popsicle and enjoy!
- You can use any juice or combination you prefer. See the post for ideas.
- You can use any liquor you prefer. See the post for ideas.
- Nutrition facts use a general juice and liquor.
Recipe by Veggies Don’t Bite, visit our site for more great plant-based recipes.