When it gets really hot out, you might need something extra chilly to cool off. Why not try a boozy freeze pop this summer???
Yeah, you could buy some in the stores, but why not try to make your own?
If you’re looking for something fruity, try this recipe:
10 oz – vodka
24oz – club soda
10 popsicle molds
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup orange or peach slices
1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 cup cucumber
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup blackberries
Pour the tonic, lemon juice & vodka into a pitcher & stir. Then, place 1/2 cup of fruit into each popsicle mold, followed by the soda/vodka mix into the molds. Finally, place in freezer for 4-6 hours and enjoy!
How about some gin & tonic freeze pops?
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup limeade
1 cup tonic water
1/2 cup gin
juice & zest of 1 lime
12 lime slices
12 dixie cups
12 popsicle sticks
Combine the condensed milk, limeade, tonic, gin, lime juice & zest. whisk until smooth. Then, divide among the 12 dixie cups. Pierce each lime slice with a popsicle stick and rest on top of the cups. Freeze until solid!
And it wouldn’t be Wisconsin with a blood mary freeze pop:
2 cups tomato juice
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire
1 tablespoon of pickle juice
2 teaspoons of hot sauce
juice of 1 lime
10 celery sticks, cut 5″ in length
1/4 cup sea salt for garnish
2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
Combine tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire, pickle juice, hot sauce, & lime juice. Pour the mix into popsicle molds, then insert celery stalk. Freeze solid, and when you’re ready to enjoy, take them out, remove from the molds, sprinkle with sea salt & Old Bay & serve!
Another frozen Wisconsin classic is the Brandy Old Fashion:
6 cups of water
1 cup of sugar
2 cups of brandy
1 can(12oz) frozen OJ concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1/4 cup bitters
1/4 cup lemon-lime soda, chilled
maraschino cherries & OJ wedges
In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved; cool completely. Stir in brandy, orange juice concentrate, juice and bitters. Pour into a 3-qt. freezer container. Freeze overnight or until set.
For each serving, scoop 3/4 cup slush into a rocks glass. Pour lemon-lime soda into the glass; serve with fruit as desired.