Summer days in Florida used to mean when dipping our feet in the pool and watching the clouds go by with a popsicle in both hands was the only care in the world.
Now, summer days in Florida consists of booze, tanning oil, a sociable pool area and more booze.
Who says we can’t combine the two simple pleasures into one memorable (of legal age) experience?
We introduce to you: boozy poptails. It doesn’t get better, or easier, than this.
Put all the ingredients in a blender, pitcher or cocktail shaker and get mixin’. Pour into vessels deemed appropriate (shot -ahem- Dixie paper cups,) add a popsicle stick and freeze overnight. If you don’t have regular popsicle molds it might be a bit tricky to remove the frozen concoction in one swift move, so have scissors ready to cut around the top of the cup and peel away.
This is the adult version of your classic frozen lemonade pop. If you’re not a fan of peach, go ahead and use your favorite fruit purée!
Makes 6 popsicles
2 cups lemonade
1 cup peach purée
2 ounces (or a really, really good splash) of bourbon
If you are a bit classier than your fellow peers, I suggest going for the gin and tonic route. This refreshing classic will make you feel like you have your life (slightly) together while trying to forget about your summer woes. While tanning, save a couple of the cucumber slices for an added facial and sun blocker!
Makes 10 popsicles
3 cups tonic
1-2 cups gin (how classy are you feeling?)
¼ fresh squeezed lime
1 thinly sliced cucumber
Mix, pop in a few cucumber slices and freeze overnight. Voila!
Margaritas are a go-to poolside drink. Lick and suck on this boozy pop version for a creamy, tart kick. It’s 5 o’ clock somewhere, right?
Makes 12 popsicles
8 fresh squeezed limes, plus 4 to hold in place the popsicle sticks
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water
¼ cup tequila
2 tablespoons orange juice
Combine all the ingredients except for the salt in a pitcher or blender. Pour into dixie cups (we know you own them.) Put a popsicle stick through a lime slice and freeze overnight. Cut the edge of the cup and peel away the rest of the paper, and dip the top in coarse salt.
Mix it up (literally) with a classic poptail straight from our baguette and cheese loving friends across the pool.
Makes 10 popsicles
12 ounces champagne
4 ounces cognac or gin
4 ounces simple syrup
3 ounces fresh squeezed lemon juice
Mix, blend, pour, freeze, enjoy.
What’s better than sangria on a stick? Answer: nothing.
Makes around 24 popsicles
1 bottle dry white wine
½ cup simple syrup
½ cup orange liqueur
2 freshly squeezed lemons
2 cups of your favorite chopped fruit
Mix all the booze together and pour in the lemon juice. Mix again, then pour into cups and add in a sprinkle of fruit. Freeze for a few hours, until just iced over and add the popsicle sticks if you’re anal about having perfectly straight sticks. If you’re like the rest of us, stick the suckers in right away and allow to freeze overnight.
We hope these poolside poptails will elevate Sunday Funday to a whole new level.