20 Ways to Spike Your Popsicles
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20 Ways to Spike Your Popsicles

Ever heard of a poptail? It’s a popsicle that also happens to be a cocktail, and it might just make your summer a whole lot brighter (and boozier). And as it turns out, the Internet has a lot to say on the matter of spiked popsicles. Here are 20 recipes that caught our eye – be sure to share any favorites in the comments below!

1. Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicles: Who says coladas always have to include pina? This combo of blackberries and peaches would also make for a pretty delicious pie. (via My Invisible Crown)

2. Guinness & Cream Popsicles: Filled with heavy cream, cocoa powder, and Guinness, these pops are definitely an indulgence. We love the addition of salt for a little savory kick. (via Eat, Knit & DIY)

3. Mojito Poptails: Inspired by the book Poptails by Erin Nichols, this yummy recipe combines mint-infused simple syrup with your favorite mojito ingredients for a killer summer refreshment. (via The Tiffin Box)

4. Lemon Pale Ale Popsicles: We turn our attention to the master of beer-related recipes, The Beeroness, for this summery pop. (via The Beeroness)

5. Big Girl Root Beer Float Pops: The secret to this boozy concoction? Vanilla vodka. Yum. (via Oven Adventures)

6. Irish Chocolate Whiskey Ice Candy: Ice candy is sort of like another word for a popsicle, don’t you think? (via V.K. Rees Photography)

7. Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito Popsicles: Oh hey watermelon, we didn’t see you there. This recipe is just what it sounds like, but with the interesting addition of spearmint instead of traditional mint! (via Boulder Locavore)

8. Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles: Let’s be serious, what cocktail isn’t better when you add strawberries? We particularly love the recipe for homemade peach syrup – great for lots of other cocktails too! (via Endless Simmer)

9. Berry Beer and Lime Popsicles: Berry beer. Love it or hate it, it’s a popular summer item and has likely found its way into your fridge via a potluck or dinner party. Or maybe that’s just me? Either way, we are very intrigued by these fruity pops, packed with strawberries, lime, and berry beer. (via Culinary Cool)

10. Lime, Honey, & Lemongrass Popsicles: Is it possible for a popsicle to sound cozy? If so, the honey in this one has us swooning hard. Something about lemongrass and lime sounds like it would instantly transport you to a tropical paradise. (via Adventures in Cooking)

11. Pimm’s Cup Popsicles (Pimmsicles): We do like us a good Pimm’s Cup, so a popsicle version of one of our favorite cocktails sounds like the bee’s knees. Save this one for when your British relatives come to town ;) (via The Tiffin Box)

12. Citrus Margarita Spring PopsicleEdible flowers instantly make any recipe way prettier and more festive. We love how the flowers look like they were just sprinkled into each pop. (via Kiran Tarun)

13. Watermelon Margarita Poptails: One of yummiest recipes from the archive, the lime at the bottom turns the end of your popsicle into a regular old tequila shot! (via Brit + Co.)

14. French 75 Popsicles: Can’t wait for the popsicle to freeze? Try turning it into a French 75 float instead! (via Reclaiming Provincial)

15. Corona Limeade Popsicles: A more spring break take on the lemon pale ale pops, all you need to create this pop is a Corona, sugar, and lime juice. (via Bakeaholic Mama)

16. Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour: Now that is an unusual whiskey combo – might have to save this one for an unseasonably warm Thanksgiving vacation. (via Endless Simmer)

17. Strawberry Margarita Zipzicles: What is a zipzicle? It is a ziploc style bag made specifically for popsicles. Yep. Seriously. And what did we do the moment we got our zipzicles in the mail? Made spiked zipzicles, of course. (via Brit + Co.)

18. Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicles: This herbal summertime wonder won us over quickly with the striped gradient. (via Hungry Girl Por Vida)

19. Citrus Aperol Popsicles: Like Campari, Aperol goes oh-so-swimmingly with citrus. Mix it up like a drink, pour into shot glasses with cookie sticks, freeze, and serve! (via Bella Eats)

20. Ambrosia Mojito Popsicles: And last, finally a use for all that melon! According to this recipe, ambrosia is a melon similar to cantaloupe but a little sweeter. If you can’t find ambrosia, you can definitely make this recipe with cantaloupe or honeydew. (via Desserts for Breakfast)

Have you ever made a poptail? Know of a recipe we should try out? Talk to us in the comments below.