20 Poptails You NEED to Usher in Summer
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20 Poptails You NEED to Usher in Summer

Well, hello there, warm weather. It’s so nice to *finally* see you! Keeping cool during the summer months is of the utmost importance, and the best way to do that is with a chilly and boozy popsicle recipe. If you aren’t familiar with spiked popsicles — also known as poptails — now’s your time to get acquainted. They’re exactly what they sound like: a summery hybrid of a cocktail and a popsicle (or as we like to call it, perfection). Whether you prefer refreshing cocktail recipes or rich Irish coffee, one of these 20 poptails has your name written all over it. Break out your favorite booze and popsicle molds, because these icy treats are going to be your favorite snack all summer long.

1. Boozy Sweet Peach Tea Popsicles: Calling all southern belles: These adults-only popsicles are right up your alley. Peach schnapps gives them a boozy kick, but fresh peaches give them their signature flavor. (via Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt)

2. Cherry Amaretto Popsicles: These creamy lickables are gourmet popsicles at their finest. Luscious full-fat coconut milk adds a wonderful creaminess, while the tart cherry and nutty Amaretto balance everything out. (via Tutti Dolci, All Sweets)

3. Hibiscus Margarita Popsicles: Your margarita bar called, and they want these poptails front and center, stat. You’re in for a wildly tart and refreshing experience with these babies. (via Dessert for Two)

4. Sparkling Fruit Izze and Cream Cocktail Popsicles: Everyone has a favorite flavor of sparkling water, and with the fun combinations we have available today, the popsicle-making options are endless. Add a little vodka and heavy cream for that indulgence factor and you’re all set. (via Marla Meridith)

5. Kiwi Key Lime Mojito Popsicles: Take a little trip to the Keys with just one bite of this poptail. When it’s a sweltering 100 degrees outside, you’ll definitely wish you had one of these. Plus, how adorable are those kiwi slices? (via A Cookie Named Desire)

6. Kiwi Moscato Popsicle: Moscato is a great wine to use for popsicles because of its lower alcohol content and notable sweetness. If kiwi isn’t your jam, strawberry and rhubarb would work well too. (via Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

7. Watermelon Margarita Popsicles: Watermelon is a natural popsicle choice because it’s mostly water. These call for no additional liquid other than lime juice (and tequila, of course), so they’re super flavorful. (via Wooden Spoon Baking)

8. Lemonade Moonshine Popsicles: When it’s been a really rough day and you feel the need to go hard, moonshine’s where it’s at. Lemonade provides the perfect balance, so you can barely taste the liquor. (via Dessert for Two)

9. The Papaya Breeze Poptail: Who knew that papaya and rosé were such a match made in heaven? Not too sweet, not too bold and just right for a breezy summer night. (via The View from Great Island)

10. Irish Coffee Ice Pops: If boozy dessert for breakfast is wrong, then we don’t want to be right. Besides, these have coffee in them, which makes morning consumption perfectly acceptable. (via Souvlaki for the Soul)

11. Raspberry Lemonade Vodka Pops: Since alcohol doesn’t freeze, you have to be very careful about how much you add to your poptails. Therefore, you *may* have to enjoy a couple of these to equal your usual cocktail. (via The Well Floured Kitchen)

12. Raspberry and Lime Sangria Cocktails: Sangria is THE cocktail of the summer, so it only makes sense to turn it into a poptail. White wine works best here to keep everything light and fresh alongside the raspberry and lime. (via Jerry James Stone)

13. Raspberry Peach Poptails: Instead of freezing the alcohol inside these raspberry peach poptails, try pouring Champagne over the top of the popsicle so that it flavors the drink as it melts. That way, you can have your poptail and drink it too. (via Erica’s Sweet Tooth)

14. Riesling Poptails: Riesling, sweetened with a little bit of simple syrup, is all that goes into these simple pops. Garnish with edible flowers if you like, but the flavor of these is pure vino. (via Lark and Linen)

15. Rosemary Grapefruit Greyhound Popsicles: These lovely poptails would be a great addition to any outdoor girls’ day. Serve them poolside for the perfect way to cool everyone off. (via The Glitter Guide)

16. French 75 Popsicles: A classic French 75 is Champagne, gin and lemon juice, which is exactly what’s in the poptail version. The best part is that you’ll have a little bit of the mix left over that you’ll have to use up somehow… *Wink*.  (via Reclaiming Provincial)

17. Strawberry Jalapeño Beer Popsicles: Wine and liquor shouldn’t get to have all the fun. Beer is just as good for making popsicles, and it pairs wonderfully with the strawberry and jalapeño. It goes without saying that these would be great for dessert on taco Tuesdays. (via The Beeroness)

18. Strawberries and Cream Patron Popsicles: These pops are almost more like ice cream, because of the added sour cream and milk. Think of them as a frozen strawberry cheesecake margarita… YUM. (via Marla Meridith)

19. Tropical Tequila Sunrise Popsicles: Perhaps you need a little “hair of the dog” the morning after a wild night out. Opt out of the liquid version of a tequila sunrise and go for this popsicle instead. It will cool you off and provide you with a few essential energizing vitamins. (via Real Food by Dad)

20. Paloma Popsicles: If you’re unfamiliar, a Paloma is a grapefruit soda-based tequila cocktail that will pretty much rock your socks off. Think of it as an extra citrusy margarita, and something that you *need* in your life in ice-pop form. (via Girl Versus Dough)

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