Thursday, 17 July 2014

poptails: cocktail popsicles

do you know how it is...there is this project you want to do since ages...and when you finally get the chance to beginn with this project, you are so excited...and...you screw it all up.

this is what happened to me...poptails, such a beautiful idea...boozy or virgin...i needed to make some...i guess since about two years by now...finally i got all the ingredients, a variety of popsicle molds and the time...i started washing, chopping, pouring, mixing, blending and pouring again.

...the only thing, i needed to do was the freezing part...omg...not enough space in my freezer...damn...it did not see that one coming.

...holding my popsicles molds in one hand and trying to rearrange my freezer drawers with the other hand, without accidently defrosting my freezer...quite challenging.

the results are not the best...but they taste so much better than they look...and the idea is still great.








if you are more into the virgin version of the cocktails, you can easily just leave out the alcohol or replace it with ginger ale or soda water.


mojito popsicles



this is what  you need


- 2 cups mint leaves
- 3/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cacha├ža

this is what you have to do

 

- place all ingredients into your blender
- blend until smooth
- pour into popsicles molds
- freeze overnight


strawberry daiquiri popsicles


this is what you need

 

- 2 cups hulled strawberry
- 1/2 cup rum
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 cup agave sirup

this is what you have to do

 

- place all ingredients into your blender
- blend until smooth
- pour into popsicles molds
- freeze overnight


pina colada popsicles



this is what you need

 

- 1 1/2 cups finely diced fresh pineapples
- 3/4 cups coconut cream
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 cup rum
- handful of coconut flakes (optional)

this is what you have to do

 

- place pineapple, coconut milk, coconut flakes, lime juice and sugar into your blender
- blend until smooth
- add rum
- mix until well combined
- pour into popsicle molds
- freeze overnight


cuba libre popsicles



this is what you need

 

- 2 cups coke
- 1 cup rum
- 2 lime zests
- 1 lime, juiced

this is what you need

 

- shake your coke well and let it sit
- place all ingredients into your blender
- blend until smooth
- pour into popsicles molds
- freeze overnight


tequila sunrise popsicles


this is what you need

 

- 1 tablespoon grenadine
- 2 tablespoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup tequila

this what you have to do

 

- combine grenadine, lime juice and honey
- pour the grenadine mixture into the popsicle molds
- freeze for one hour or until firm
- combine orange juice and tequila
- carefully pour the orange juice mixture over the frozen grenadine mixture
- insert the popsicle sticks
- freeze overnight



i hope you enjoy your boozy popsicles...they will be great for any garden party and barbecue or just for yourself, enjoying a great summer night...warmest regards...silke