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.
- 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!)
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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