20 Boozy Popsicles To Spice Up Your Summer

by Katherine Barner

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. If you’re busy planning festivities, are looking for  the perfect summertime dessert, and desperately in need of a drink, we’ve got you covered! Boozy popsicles are a real, magical thing that will be sure to please you and your 21+ crowd.  And to make it easier on you, we separated each boozsicle by its main alcoholic ingredient. Happy 4th, ladies and gents!


red raspberry sangria

Chef Savvy’s 4 Ingredient Raspberry Sangria Popsicles are an easy (and delicious) way to get your fruit in while also getting buzzed. What more could one ask for in a treat? All you need is fresh red raspberries, sugar, pomegranate juice (or your favorite juice), and of course, red wine.

 Strawberry Basil Moscato Popsicles HERO

Who says popsicles can’t be sophisticated? Eat these Strawberry Basil Moscato Popsicles from A Night Owl with your pinky up. Or not, you do you.


If you’re in the mood for a little romance, these Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Red Wine Popsicles featured on Recipe Runner will be the perfect addition to your July 4th weekend. And who doesn’t love a little chocolate with their wine?

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This is the most aesthetically pleasing of the list, and surprisingly enough, is 100% edible. These Champagne Popsicles, from Cooking With Janica, are made with edible flowers and St. Germain and are perfect for any sophisticated or casual 4th of July party.


watermelon margarita

Watermelon Margarita Poptails are as delicious as they are adorable. This recipe from Handimania embodies the perfect margarita in frozen format, salt and lime included. 

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Start the day right by celebrating with the frozen version of my favorite alcoholic morning drink, the Tequila Sunrise Popsicle. This recipe by The Tipsy Bartender uses the same four ingredients found in a traditional tequila sunrise, so there’s no guessing games here.


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Get in touch with your inner southern belle (or beau) with these mouth-watering Peach Bourbon Popsicles. If you’re anything like me, the bourbon in this recipe from Wanna Come With? may help bring out your inner sassiness. One of the many benefits.

Jack Daniels and Mexican Coke Popsicles BoulderLocavore.com 2594

If you’re a whiskey drinker, chances are you probably have Jack Daniels and Coke on hand. Mix the two together, freeze them, and boom. Delicious boozy popsicles. But you should probably take a look at this recipe for Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles from Boulder Locavore first. Too much booze, and the popsicle will not freeze, and you’d have whiskey-coke slush, which, let’s face it, probably wouldn’t suck either.


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Indugle in the unique flavor of Moscow Mule without the copper mug with this recipe from Holly Grainger. Would it be a little strange to celebrate Independence Day with a cocktail named after the capital of Russia? Probably. But, vodka. And ginger beer.

blue lagoon

Cocktail Puppy’s Blue Lagoon Pops are going to be your new summer staple treat, I guarantee it. With blue curaçao, lemonade, and vodka soaked cherries (not pictured), this poptail is festive for now and later. Holy yum.

Mudslide Popsicles Real Food by Dad

The Mudslide Popsicle is a little more boozy than one may expect from something frozen and chocolatey and delicious. The recipe from Honest Cooking includes vodka, Irish cream, and kahlua. Prepare yourself. 


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This Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly from A Dash of Ginger takes my favorite go-to cocktail straight from the bar to my freezer. And then to my mouth.


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Take a moment to look how beautiful they are. I’ll wait……. 

Are you back? If you’re looking to feel like you’re in a tropical paradise at your backyard cookout, these Coconut Mango Popsicles will be your best bet. The recipe from Healthy Food Healthy Life used good-for-you ingredients like Greek yogurt, unsweetened coconut milk, and of course, fresh mangos.

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The Blueberry Mojito Popsicle is a refreshing way to beat the July heat and maintain a happy buzz. Check out this recipe from Broma Bakery for the most delicious frozen mojito out there.

pina colados

The Piña Colada is a summer staple loved by all (or at least most). The popsicle recipe by Drizzle and Dip includes a boozy and non-boozy option, to ensure the happiness of the whole crowd. It will also create the perfect setup for a corny pun if it starts raining at your 4th of July party. It’s a two-fer, really.


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Blue Moon Orange Creamsicles. Woah. What a great way to make a childhood favorite an adult delight. You don’t even need a popsicle mold for this recipe from Host the Toast, and chances are you probably have most of these ingredients around the house anyways. Talk about an easy, fun way to get a little tipsy.


nutella popsicle

The Nutella and Baileys Popsicle is the perfect boozsicle if you want to combine your inner child with your privilege of being 21+. In other words, this popsicle by MTL Blog is basically the best thing that ever happened to me. Even better, this is a 2 ingredient recipe: you guessed it, Nutella and Baileys.

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Sweet cherries and the classic amaretto sour make a surprisingly fantastic combination in the Amaretto Sour Cherry Popsicle recipe by Mid-Life Croissant. You won’t even notice that these popsicles are actually boozsicles, which, ya know, can be good or bad.

moonshine lemonade popsicles 2

It takes only 10 minutes to make these glorious Lemonade Moonshine Popsicles. If you want all the fun of a summery boozy popsicle without the fuss, this recipe from Dessert For Two is a perfect for you.

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This is called the Drunken Monkey Popsicle, a recipe from Boulder Locavore. It looks delicious, has a funny name, and includes lots of coconut and banana liqueur. Need I say more?

This post was originally published June 29, 2016

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