These 5 Delicious Vodka Popsicles Will Instantly Cool You Down
What’s better than a popsicle on a hot day? A cocktail that's shaped like a popsicle. Pop these vodka-spiked popsicles in the freezer for a treat, or make this ahead of your next evening in with your besties. The only problem you'd have is choosing which popsicle you want to sample first. Here are ideas for a few slushy treats that will be the star of your next party.
Grapefruit Mint Vodka Popsicle
For this tangy and minty delight, you’ll need grapefruit juice and Ketel One Premium Distilled Vodka. First, either squeeze and strain fresh grapefruit, or pour ready grapefruit juice into a jug. Add a few leaves of freshly washed and chopped mint, drizzle in some honey to taste, and give it a good stir. Then, add a measure of Ketel One — you want 30 ml for half a cup of juice, so adjust for how many popsicles you’re making and serving, and do be mindful of how many standard drinks that would be — and give it a good stir. Pour the grapefruit vodka mix into popsicle moulds and set in the freezer. We can’t guarantee the chilled goodness won’t give you a brain freeze!
Tropical Vodka Popsicle
Now this is what we call the Indian summer in a refreshing bite! You’ll probably need to run down to the market and stock up on fresh fruit for this one. You’ll need mangoes, pineapples, and oranges depending on the season and availability. Cut the fruits and drop them in a blender with a splash of water. Once they’re pureed smooth, add in a measure of Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka — about 15 ml per half cup of fruit puree should make for a refreshing-but-not-too-heady popsicle. Then, pour the mix into moulds and freeze. Truly, tropical paradise on a stick!
Pink Lemonade Vodka Popsicle
Trust us when we say this popsicle is worth the extra effort. You’ll need strawberries, lemonade and vodka. First, slice the strawberries into chunks. Blend until pulpy. Pour the crushed strawberry into the lemonade prepared the way you like it. Then, pour in some Smirnoff Triple Distilled Vodka — 30 ml spirit per cup of strawberry lemonade should be good — and give it a stir. You could also add a lemon slice to the popsicle to make it fancy!
Watermelon Basil Vodka Popsicle
For this, blend watermelon chunks with freshly torn basil. Add some lime juice to it, depending on how sour you’d like it. To adjust the tartness, you can add some simple syrup or even honey. Add a measure of Smirnoff vodka — 30 ml per cup of watermelon juice — and stir. Then, pour it into moulds and freeze. This is a refreshing, herby, sweet-and-sour popsicle you’ll definitely fall in love with!
Mango Chilli Lime Vodka Popsicle
You’ll have to wait for mangoes to be in season before you make this, so bookmark this recipe! First, cut up fresh mangoes into chunks and blend into a puree. You don’t want the puree to be too thick — add a splash of water to adjust the consistency. Then, add in a pinch of chilli powder, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and pour in 30 ml of vodka per cup of mango puree, and give this all a good stir. Pour it into moulds and freeze. You’ll get a tantalising, spicy, mango-ey delight!
Just a friendly reminder: treat these popsicles as you would a standard drink. Enjoy responsibly and in moderation!