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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Boozy popsicle cocktails

alcoholic ice lollies

Storms one moment, blazing hot sunshine the next - that’s what we’re dealing with in the UK right now and I’ve come up with the perfect solution - cocktail ice lollies. When it’s sweltering outside, you can cool off with one of your favourite cocktails in a frozen format, and when it turns to storm, you can get tipsy enough to forget it’s raining…! Hurrah!
The main thing to remember when making any kind of frozen alcoholic treat, is that alcohol doesn’t really freeze properly in the average person’s freezer. So these ice pops aren’t actually going to make you drunk. There’s not that much alcohol in them. I’ve not given exact measurements, because I don’t know how big your ice lolly moulds are, but if you use the ratios I’ve given, you’ll be fine! We made Mojito, G&T, and Piña Colada cocktails, but you should get super creative and try your favourite cocktail in popsicle form!

mojito popsicle recipe

Mojito
1 part Rum (whatever type you prefer)
1 part Simple Syrup
4 part Soda Water
1 part fresh lime juice
Several sprigs of mint

gin and tonic ice lolly idea

Gin and tonic
1 part Gin
½ part Syrup
4 parts Tonic Water
Cucumber or lime (depending on what’s your favourite!)

pina colada popsicle

Pina Colada
3 Blended Pineapple
2 Coconut Cream
1 Rum

If you increase the amount of alcohol or syrup it probably won’t freeze and you will have a slushy. The mojito and G&T are about at the limit of what will freeze and they melt pretty fast! We froze ours for about four hours, but I’d recommend freezing them overnight.

So let me know if you give this a try - or if you’ve got any secret frozen cocktail recipes you want to tell me! This is a really simple and fun recipe to prepare for parties, or just to have a fun twist on your evening cocktail! Oh, and if you love ice cream, why not check out my top 5 ice creams in London?!

UK ice lolly moulds

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36 comments:

  1. I am going to make these AS SOON AS POSSIBLE - freezing the cucumber or lime in looks gorgeous.

    - sea and sieve

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    1. It looks pretty good. I think that next time I do it, I might include some edible flowers too because that would add another colour and look quite whimsical I think!

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    1. It wasn't my idea really. At least, I didn't think of it first. I wish I had though! I just thought, "hmmm, cocktails... but colder... that could work!" so I googled cocktail ice lollies and found a bunch of recipes...!

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  3. This is absolute genius and I am going to see if I can dig out some ice lolly moulds and make a few G&T lollies tomorrow, I think!

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    1. Tell me how it goes! And eat them quickly - they melt really fast!

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  4. Love this idea!! I'll try it during the weekend! :D

    www.paseandoamissreichel.com - New post <3

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    1. Let me know how it goes! :) Yay!

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    1. :) Glad you like it! :D Tell me if you ever try them!

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    1. I hope you do make them! If so, please tell me! They are sooo tasty, and I've still got a couple in my freezer! Yay!

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  7. Wow, fantastic idea. I may be buying some popsicle forms right now!

    industrialbarbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! And good luck dying your hair! :)

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  8. Hi Candy (Amazing name!) Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm so sorry to hear that you have EDS, I have a few friends with it so I'm very familiar with how much of a pain it can be, quite literally!
    These look so amazing, perfect for a BBQ in the sun! Thanks for following me on BL too, I'm not following you back. Enjoy the rest of your day :)

    Hayley-Eszti
    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I guess they would be kind of perfect for a barbecue! You're right! I'm looking forward to reading back in your blog archive and getting to know you. :)

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  9. Oh wow, I would never have thought of doing this! Such a neat idea :)

    Cats in Crop Tops

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    1. Well, I'm glad you like the idea! I can't wait to make more popsicles with interesting flavours in the future, so if you can think of any good ideas, let me know! :)

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  10. These look yummy!! I just found your blog through One Sheepish Girl. I have been enjoying snooping around. Can't wait to see more! :-)

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    1. Yay, thanks! I'm so glad you like it! I like yours too, and I just followed you on bloglurvin.

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  11. Y U M M M M M!

    They look lovely & refreshing - great idea.

    emilyldn.blogspot.com
    (new to this blogging world)

    xx

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    1. I still feel like I am pretty new too! I love your post about the Real Techniques face brushes by the way - fantastic stuff! :)

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  12. Great post, these look SO good!!

    - Keyta

    www.TheWayfarer.co

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    1. Hey, that means a lot coming from you - I'm so glad you like them! :)

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  13. These look delicious and really refreshing! Such a great summer party/entertaining idea :)

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    1. Thanks! They're definitely refreshing - last time I ate one out of the freezer, it started raining straight afterwards!!

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  14. I love the idea of having a Popsicle form cocktail, it's such a fun and creative way to enjoy them! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award, if you'd like to know more about it I left a link below! :) x
    http://lineshereyes.blogspot.com/2014/08/nominated-for-liebster-award.html

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    1. Oh my gosh, thanks so much Julie! You may notice I gave you a cheeky shoutout in my latest blog post! :)

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    1. They taste even deliciouser! ;P

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