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Summer Poptails!

One of my favorite summer childhood memories is chasing after the ice cream truck and cooling off with a brain freezing popsicle. So you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a poptail (half popsicle half cocktail). From Mudslides to Pina Colada’s check out the poptail version of your favorite summer cocktail and cool off in style this summer.

 

*** Keep in mind before making that because alcohol doesn’t freeze, some of these pops will not get completely frozen. They’ll all freeze a bit different; the more alcohol in them, the less hard they’ll be. Turn your freezer up high and you’ll be fine.

 

Mudslide Poptail

What’s better than a mudslide on a hot summer afternoon…. how about a mudslide on a stick!

 

Poptail

Image via endlesssimmer.com

 

 

Adapted from endlesssimmer.com

 

What you’ll need:

18 oz. vanilla yogurt

1 banana, medium size (2oz)

3 oz. vodka

3 oz. Kahlua

3 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream

3 tablespoons grated chocolate

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth, about 1-2minutes.

 

  1. Freeze for about 1 hour or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight.

 

  1. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 5-7 seconds.

 

 

Blue Moon Orange Creamsicle Poptail

 

poptail

Image via Toast the Host

 

Adapted from Toast the Host

 

Makes about 12 popsicles

 

What you’ll need:

1 cup frozen 100% orange concentrate, thawed

14 oz sweetened condensed milk (1 can)

24 oz Blue Moon Belgian White Ale 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 clementine’s or tangerines

 

Directions:

  1. In a pitcher or large cocktail shaker, combine the orange concentrate, sweetened condensed milk, beer, and vanilla extract. It is important to combine the ingredients in a container that has a spout because it will make it much easier to pour the mix into cups.

 

  1. Line out the Dixie cups on a baking sheet, so it will be easy to transport them to the freezer. Fill each Dixie cup 90% of the way with the orange-beer mixture.

 

  1. Slice the clementine’s into ¼ inch thick rounds. Push a craft spoon through the center of each clementine round, so that half of the stick pokes out from each side. Top the mixture with the clementine sticks. Make sure the clementine is resting directly on top of the orange-beer mixture.

 

  1. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight. When ready to remove the popsicles from the Dixie cups, simply snip a small cut in the rim of each cup and peel them away from the popsicle. Place the popsicles onto a dish with crushed ice to keep them from melting too quickly, Serve.

 

 

Dirty Pirate Rum & Coke Poptail

Love this Rum and Coke adaptation, perfect for when you want to escape on a ship and look for treasure in your own backyard. And if you really want to spice things up, replace the Kahlua with peach schnapps for a Dirty Pirate Hooker.

 

poptail

Image via Bakers Royale

 

 

 

Adapted from Bakers Royale

 

What you’ll need:

2 1/2 cups Coke

1/3 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

1/3 cup Kahlua

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.

 

  1. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

 

*Slightly flat Coke will produce a popsicle that stays frozen longer. To quickly and manually flatten out the carbonation, empty out enough Coke from a 2-liter bottle to leave a 3-inch space from top of bottle to top of coke. Place cap back on and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Set aside to leave bubbles to subside.

 

 

Pina Colada Poptail

 

 

pina colada poptail

Image via Drizzle & Dip

 

Adapted from Epicurious.com

 

Makes about 8 popsicles

 

What you’ll need:

3 cups (1/2-inch cubes) peeled fresh pineapple (1)

1/2 cup Malibu (coconut) rum

1/2 cup well-stirred canned cream of coconut

 

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then force through a fine sieve into a large glass measuring cup. Pour liquid into molds and add sticks. Freeze at least 24 hours.

 

 

Sex on the Beach Poptail

 

 

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Image via endlesssimmer.com

Adapted from endlesssimmer.com

 

Makes about 10 popsicles

 

What you’ll need:

12 oz. pineapple ( about half of a large pineapple)

3 oz. raspberries (about 13 regular-size raspberries)

4 oz. vodka

2 oz. Pama Pomegrante liqueur

 

Directions:

  1. Place the pineapple and vodka in a food processor or a blender and process until pureed and well blended. Set aside.

 

  1. Place raspberry and Pama Liqueur in the food processor or a blender and process until pureed and well blended.

 

  1. Pour 1/2 oz of pineapple mixture into each popsicle well,  then pour 1 oz of rasberry mixture on top of it.  Fill remainder of the popsicle wells with pineapple mixture. Use the narrow handle of a spoon or fork to gently drag raspberry mixture through the pineapple mixture and against the walls of the mold for a soft swirling effect.

 

Place foil on top of popsicle form and cut a tiny hole in the center of each well. Stick popsicle stick through the hole. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid. To release popsicles, run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for 2-3 seconds.

 

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