Gallery: 6 Mouthwatering ‘Adults Only’ Gourmet Popsicle Recipes for Sum...

Is there anything better on a hot, sticky summer day than a delicious frozen popsicle? For too long, these treats have been relegated to the realm of kids. While your children might be satisfied with simple choices like orange, cherry, and lime, there's nothing
 
Is there anything better on a hot, sticky summer day than a delicious frozen popsicle? For too long, these treats have been relegated to the realm of kids. While your children might be satisfied with simple choices like orange, cherry, and lime, there's nothing in a box of conventional popsicles to excite those of us above the legal drinking age. That's why DIY popsicles have become so popular on the foodie scene (often called "poptails"!). With just a few fresh ingredients and a splash of your favorite liquor, you can create delectable gourmet popsicles that are the perfect way to end a summer dinner party or back-porch gossip session. Read on for six surprisingly easy, adult popsicle recipes!

Lemon Pale Ale Beer Pops

Where I live, we’re awash in an amazing selection of craft and micro brews. They’re delicious after a long hike or a hard day at work, but I feel like I’m always fighting to finish a bottle before the heat catches up. With these beer popsicles from The Beeroness, lemon juice and sugar are combined with your favorite pale ale to create a shandy on a stick that will be cold to the last lick.

Spicy Watermelon Popsicles

Ok, so this popsicle doesn’t include booze (officially) but it’s got jalapenos and tomatoes in addition to refreshing watermelon, which definitely makes it better suited for an adult palate. According to recipe creator Jerry James Stone of Cooking Stoned, it’s “not overly sweet but it is still dessert–trust me. The watermelon makes sure of that. And the heat from the peppers keep it bright and tasty.”

Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Pops

Peaches and strawberries are a staple at almost every farmers’ market. I recommend doubling your order of both, and dedicating a generous portions of these sweet summer fruits to this recipe from Endless Simmer. Mix in a little tonic water and your favorite organic vodka, and voila! You’ve got a treat that’s sure to please.

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