Hot Trend: Summer Alcoholic Popsicle Ideas
Looking to change up your next party with fun new summer alcoholic popsicle ideas? Yep, one of the hottest trends as we head into warm summer days and long summer nights, is boozy popsicles. Cocktail popsicles turn up the fun factor and are a cool, leveled up version of your favorite childhood treat. And we’ve got the flavor profiles you need for all of your summer’s alcoholic popsicle ideas.
Of course, our favorite part of these boozy ice pops, are all of the flavor possibilities. A peach schnapps pop would be exquisite while lounging beside the pool. Or you may go for the mint julep – a refreshing, cool mint combined with a simple bourbon is even more delicious when frozen. We also think a sangria with all of it’s fruity flavors would be a great choice. And not to be forgotten, a classic citrus combination of orange and peach accompanied by white wine is always a win. Margaritas are also a fantastic, slushy way to cool off this summer, and lend themselves well to being frozen into popsicles. There’s endless summer alcoholic popsicle ideas when it comes to margaritas, just start with a base such as watermelon, peach, apple, strawberry, and you’re good to go!
Also jumping on this trend are companies in the food and beverage industry. For example, many bars are offering popsicles as menu items- just blend up a medley of mangoes, citrus, berries, even veggies, and add a splash of wine or vodka, and they’ve got a trendy, Instagram-worthy menu item. Other restaurants are looking to alcoholic drinks to get inspiration for their dessert menu, and combining alcohol with the nostalgia of childhood- vodka and gummy bear popsicles have been a popular menu item at up and coming niche restaurants.
Alcoholic popsicles are a great way to serve something unique at your next backyard BBQ or party. And good news! They’re so simple to make. Below is one of our favorite recipes for this hot trend. If you have your own ideas for your own summer alcoholic popsicle ideas or flavor combinations, give our flavor library a glance to see how we can help you. We’d love to hear what you’re working on, or what popsicle you’re planning on making this summer.
Strawberry Mojito Pops (recipe from Delish.com)
- Mix all ingredients together then evenly divide mixture into popsicle molds.
- Chill popsicle molds in freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes or until liquid is slightly frozen.
- Add wooden popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
- Run warm water over molds to loosen popsicles and serve.