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15 Boozy Popsicles to Cool Down With This Summer

Published On 05/21/2015 Published On 05/21/2015

When you were a kid, convincing your mom for some change for a Rocket Pop was a big win. But you're an adult now (age-wise, at least), and not only can you buy a Rocket Pop whenever you damn well please, but you can also indulge in liquor-laced popsicles. Make these 15 booze-filled pops for your friend's next BBQ, or just leave them in your freezer and have a fun-filled weekend alone. We're not here to judge.

Pastry Affair

Roasted strawberry red wine popsicles

What you'll need: Strawberries, granulated sugar, sweet red wine, balsamic vinegar (optional)
How many it makes: 6-8
Recipe: Pastry Affair

Pinterest/Endless Simmer

Black and White Russian popsicles

What you'll need: Chocolate or vanilla pudding, vodka, Kahlúa, Baileys for the White Russian
How many it makes: About 8-10
Recipe: Endless Simmer

Pinterest/HonestlyYUM

Mint julep popsicles

What you'll need: Water, mint, demerara sugar, bourbon
How many it makes: 8-10
Recipe: HonestlyYUM

E is for Eat

Nectarine bellini popsicles

What you'll need: Nectarines or peaches, sugar, Champagne
How many it makes: 4
Recipe: E is for Eat

Pinterest/A Beautiful Mess

Red wine fudgesicles

What you'll need: Dark chocolate chips, milk, red wine
How many it makes: 4-6
Recipe: A Beautiful Mess

Host the Toast

Creamy margarita popsicles

What you'll need: Limes, condensed milk, water, tequila, salt, orange juice (optional)
How many it makes: 12
Recipe: Host the Toast

Hungry Girl Por Vida

Watermelon mint tequila popsicles

What you'll need: Water, sugar, fresh mint, cubed watermelon, lime juice, tequila
How many it makes: About 8-10
Recipe: Hungry Girl Por Vida

Carey Nershi/Reclaiming Provincial

French 75 popsicles

What you'll need: Lemon juice, simple syrup, Champagne, gin
How many it makes: 10
Recipe: Reclaiming Provincial

Cooking Stoned

Blackberry chèvre bourbon popsicles

What you'll need: Milk, thyme, honey, goat cheese, blackberries, brown sugar, bourbon
How many it makes: 10
Recipe: Cooking Stoned

Pinterest/HonestlyYUM

Tequila mango popsicles with chile

What you'll need: Chopped mango, lime juice, agave, water, salt, tequila, chile powder to garnish
How many it makes: About 10
Recipe: HonestlyYUM

Pinterest/Endless Simmer

Bourbon butterscotch latte popsicles

What you'll need: Room-temperature coffee, heavy cream, bourbon, butterscotch sauce
How many it makes: About 8-10
Recipe: Endless Simmer

Brown Sugar

Strawberry Champagne popsicles

What you'll need: Water, sugar, lemon juice, strawberries, Champagne
How many it makes: 6
Recipe: Brown Sugar

Creative Culinary

Blueberry basil martini popsicles

What you'll need: Water, sugar, basil leaves, blueberries, lemon juice, vodka
How many it makes: 8
Recipe: Creative Culinary

Confections of a Foodie Bride

White sangria popsicles

What you'll need: Simple syrup, dry white wine, orange liqueur, lemons, chopped fruit
How many it makes: About 24
Recipe: Confections of a Foodie Bride
 

Drew Swantak/Thrillist

Bacon Bloody Mary popsicles

What you'll need: Bacon, vodka, brown sugar, chili powder, breadsticks, tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, celery salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce
How many it makes: 6
Recipe: Thrillist

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and she is already on her third French 75 popsicle of the day. Just kidding. Or is she? Follow her at @kristin_hunt.

This article was originally published on June 19, 2014.

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