SWEET SUMMERTIME POPSICLE SPRITZ

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There’s nothing like a sweet treat on a hot summer day and we have been getting creative with popsicles and ice cream to make the heat more enjoyable (also contemplating treating myself to air conditioning haha!).  I’ve seen popsicle cocktails and drinks all over the internet (and I’ve had some at a NYC hotel too) and wanted to give them a try for myself for a Fourth of July celebration.  These are crazy simple to make and even more fun to eat.

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Ingredients:

  • Popsicles (I picked up these Simply Popsicles from Safeway because the strawberry banana mango combo sounded heavenly!  I want to try it with the red, white, and blue rocket popsicles next!)
  • Drink of choice (Today I opted for sparkling lemonade and pink lemonade, but it would be so yummy to make with rosé or sauvignon blanc too!)
  • Fresh fruit (I picked up nectarines, golden raspberries, and plums to compliment my drinks
  • Flower garnish (I cannot leave the store without picking up fresh flowers and I thought it would look really special in my drinks.  I used baby daisies from my garden and picked up spray roses and fresh lavender!)

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These drinks are seriously the easiest to whip up.  I started by unwrapping a few Popsicles and placing them into these pretty stemless wine glasses.  I made a variety for our drink spread with different flavors–and I’m actually thinking this could be a really cute ‘popsicle drink bar’ idea at a party with DIY drinks and you place out assorted flavors and drink bases!

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I love a cold glass of lemonade so I thought these pretty sparkling lemonade would be a nice flavor with the popsicles.  Make sure you chill your drinks prior to pouring them in to help slow the popsicles from melting too quickly.

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I sliced up some fruit to garnish in the drinks–almost like a sangria–for extra flavor.  And added bonus, once you’ve eaten your popsicle you can use the stick to fish out your fruit. Yum!

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Garnish with a couple flowers or paper straws and you’re all set to serve your popsicle spritzes!

I think these would be great to make with other beverages or juices, like fresh orange juice or pineapple, or primed for happy hour with rose or champagne!

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You need to give these a spin at your next party or even just hanging out at home on a summer day!  And to make it even sweeter, if you spend $20 on Unilever ice cream brands (like Popsicle or Klondike) at Safeway, you’ll receive a $5 digital reward (through 9/30).  Visit Ice Cream Rewards for a chance to win a year’s supply of ice cream!  One first prize winner will be selected each week for a change to win a year’s supply of sweet frozen treats so fingers crossed–that’s a lot of summer memories to be made!

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20 Comments

  1. July 6, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    That is pure genius! I am so making these come the weekend. They’re perfect for hot Georgia days. Yay!

  2. Catherine Sargent
    July 6, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    These looks so refreshing and would be great on a hot afternoon. I will have to make some for my pool party next weekend.

  3. robin rue
    July 6, 2017 / 2:28 pm

    That is a super fun idea! I need to make myself one of these.

  4. July 6, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    Oh this sound so nice! I could go for one this weekend. This is such a clever way to cool off with popsicles!

  5. July 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I loved Popsicles as a kid and it’s been quite some time since I’ve had one. This sounds like a great way to enjoy them during the summertime!

  6. Meagan
    July 6, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    This sounds simply Heavenly. I bet this would be wonderful for a Summer party.

  7. July 6, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Those popsicle spritz drinks are so inviting you can make them adult or non alcoholic and they will always be great. I will remember this for our next party.

  8. Pam
    July 6, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I have somehow never made a Popsicle cocktail. I need to try this, it looks so neat, especially with those flower garnishes.

  9. July 7, 2017 / 2:50 am

    Oh now these sound like the most perfect way to cool down on a summers day, I definitely need to treat myself and make some!

  10. Brianne
    July 7, 2017 / 4:38 am

    What a great idea! I’m loving the lavender sprigs in the drink too!

  11. July 7, 2017 / 7:17 am

    It’s definitely a lovely idea and I think it’s awesome to be able to serve it during parties and gatherings at home. We love having friends over and this is something that I’d like to serve them!

  12. July 7, 2017 / 7:55 am

    This is a great idea!! Such a perfect treat this summer!!

  13. Ramona Spires
    July 7, 2017 / 9:09 am

    What a creative way to present a popsicle. Very nice.

  14. Amy Desrosiers
    July 7, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    These Popsicles drinks look so good! Almost too pretty to drink!

  15. July 7, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    What an awesome idea! I bet your guests would love these.

  16. July 7, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    These look super good. They look tasty and fun.

  17. Crystal
    July 8, 2017 / 7:58 am

    Those are so gorgeous! I think of popsicle for kids, but you’ve made them feel so grown-up and glamorous.

  18. Angela Milnes
    July 8, 2017 / 8:43 am

    This really looks yummy and I love this so colorful perfect for my bonding with friends

  19. July 21, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Wow! This loos so delicious! I will have to also give them a try. Trying to beat the AZ heat is no joke, so this will definitely help! Thank you, xoxo.

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