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Alcoholic Popsicle Recipes: How to Make Popsicle Margaritas, Cocktails, and More

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Popsicles are a classic choice for kids in the summer. They make an easy and often nutritious dessert or snack. While there are many non-alcoholic Popsicles that people of any age can enjoy, there are a number of great alcoholic Popsicle recipes, too. The next time you are hosting a summer party for families or just adults, consider one of these recipes. Consider the occasion and the preferences of your guests. Mojitos Popsicles may be a perfect option for a bridal shower while beer Popsicles may be the best choice for a Fourth of July gathering. Whatever the occasion may be, enjoy!

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No matter which recipe or recipes you choose to make, you will need the following supplies:
Blender. Either a regular blender or an immersion blender will work.
Molds/trays/glasses. There are a variety of options for Popsicle molds out there. They include, but are not limited to:

  • Popsicle plastic molds. You can purchase these in the kitchen section of most big box stores and chain stores with kitchen sections (i.e. Kohl's, Bed Bath and Beyond). They come in various sizes and with various types of lids/sticks.
  • Small glasses, such as shot glasses. A number of recipe authors used small glasses for molds, such as little shot glasses. If you already have these on hand, that's perfect. Otherwise, you should be able to pick up a small set without spending too much.
  • Ice cube trays. In a pinch, ice cube trays are always an easy options. Additionally, if you want to serve smaller Popsicles, this is something to consider.
  • Please note: Unless you are using molds that come with handles or sticks, make sure that you include sticks in your Popsicle mixtures before freezing them. Most people opt for craft sticks, which are available in the kid craft section of big box stores.

Ice. If you will be serving Popsicles at a party and not everyone is eating one right away, make sure to keep them in molds and on ice so that there is minimal melting.



As margaritas are one of the most popular alcoholic drinks out there, I'm sure it's not a surprise that the Popsicle versions are also one of the most popular choices. I found by far more strawberry recipes than anything else. Watermelon is another classic choice. Of course you can switch up the fruits any way you like. Scroll down for a honeydew cucumber margarita recipe from Endless Simmer, too.


Tequila Recipes

There are a handful of recipes I found that contain multiple fruits and have carefully poured layers as pictured on the right. This is not necessary for a delicious Popsicle, but the extra effort will add a great aesthetic that will wow your guests. Also, please check out the sour cream, cherry, and tequila recipe. Can you get a much more amazing set of ingredients?



For those of you who enjoy mint, a mojito is always a great choice. Turning the drink into a Popsicle is about the only thing that could make it more appealing. This seems like an ideal choice for a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or other girly gathering.

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Beer is best served cold, right? Why not go ahead and freeze it? This recipe has detailed step by step photos and directions as well as tips for customizing the ingredients that you can add to the beer. Check out for more great beer recipes, too.

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The Salty Dog...isn't it pretty?

The Salty Dog...isn't it pretty?

Other Cocktails and More

There were a handful of recipes that for cocktails and other drinks that didn't fit in anywhere else. The links here include recipes for

  • Tangerine Screwdriver
  • Lime Rickey
  • Watermelon Rum
  • Tangerine Rum
  • Blackberry Bramble
  • Salty Dog (grapefruit)
Who else loves Mud Slides?  This is such a perfect alcoholic drink to make into a Popsicle.

Who else loves Mud Slides? This is such a perfect alcoholic drink to make into a Popsicle.

Recipes from Endless Simmer

Last summer, the web site Endless Simmer put together an awesome list of alcoholic Popsicles. I couldn't possibly begin to pick just a couple for this article, so I'm providing the link for the entire list. It includes the following recipes:

 Endless Simmer Recipes 

Honeydew Cucumber Margarita

Bourbon Peaches & Cream

Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins

Watermelon Mojito

Kir Royale

Cantaloupe and Kiwi Daquiri

4th of July Cocktail Cooler

Mango Maui Mai Tai

Cherry Apple Whiskey Sour

Mixed Berry Gimlet

Fig & Clementine Port Wine

Bloody Mary

Lychee Saketini

Strawberry Greyhound

White Sangria

Dirty Pirate

Raspberry Caipirinha

White and Black Russians

Bourbon Butterscotch Latte

Sex on the Beach


Beer Float

Three Musketeers



An Easy Cheat Suggestion for Making Alcoholic Popsicles

If you already have a non-alcoholic Popsicle recipe or kind of non-alcoholic store bought Popsicles that you love, you can easily add a little alcohol to it with this simple trick. Fill wine glasses or other glasses of your choosing with a little wine or champagne before adding your Popsicles. Check out this blog post for Mango Strawberry Mimosa Pop and Mint Grapefruit Margarita Pop recipes, too.

Are you looking for some non-alcoholic Popsicle recipes? Check this out!

A serving tray is an elegant way to present Popsicles at any party.

A serving tray is an elegant way to present Popsicles at any party.

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Vern Gray on June 08, 2016:

Looks awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on June 16, 2015:

Thank you for all these recipes. I was looking for something like this. It is winter here now, but as soon as it is summer I am going to try these on my guests. I once saw a recipe for Margarita sorbet but as I do not have an ice cream maker it sounded like log of work.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 04, 2014:

Haha I'm glad to hear it, Cyndi! I hope that you get a chance to try some of these recipes this summer.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on June 04, 2014:

Ohmigosh. These all sound SO delicious - especially since I'm commenting right now and it's about 84 degrees out...and it's the end of the day. :)

Will have to try some!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 27, 2013:

That's great, Kris! So glad to hear it. :)

Kris Bernard on May 27, 2013:

Mmmm! These recipes sound fantastic! I can't wait to try the frozen mojito. My friends will definitely appreciate your cool twists on great summer party drinks. Thanks for all the great info!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 17, 2013:

Yes, absolutely! A dessert and liquor combination, what could be better? :) Thanks, vibesites. :)

vibesites from United States on May 17, 2013:

Cool! Now there's another way to enjoy margaritas... and more fun! Dessert and liquor are rolled into one. Thanks for sharing! Up and useful, awesome :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 23, 2013:

Thanks so much, Margaret! That's great. :)

SplendidStars on April 23, 2013:

YUM! what a wonderful post! so many great ideas and recipes! I'll be referring to this list come Summer!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 22, 2012:

Thanks, Thelma! Popsicles are always a great option for hot temperatures.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 22, 2012:

Wow! I think I have to make popsicle again as it is too hot here where I am at the moment. Voted up and shared.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 16, 2012:

Nope, I don't think you did, Julie. I think that I published this before you got on HP. Thank you much, though. :) I always appreciate the shares.

Haha, Bill, you're right that this is not a very effective way to get drunk. It's a better option for those of us lightweights who would rather have something sweet.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 16, 2012:

Very clever ideas! Only one problem for us would take much too long to eat one of these. We kind of like our booze to go down a lot faster. LOL

Fun hub! Nice job!

Blurter of Indiscretions from Clinton CT on August 16, 2012:

I don't know if I commented already on this, but how cool! I'm sharing this one as well..I think I must be your biggest fan Rose!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 11, 2012:

Thanks, NiaG! I don't think that it will be any more difficult to keep them from melting than any other kind of Popsicle. Best of luck with it!

NiaG from Louisville, KY on July 11, 2012:

Love it! How funny, recently I found a recipe on this very thing and was super excited about it but it said that it was difficult to keep them from melting so I gave up hope about it. Now I can give it a shot. Thanks!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 22, 2012:

Thanks Eileen! It's a perfect time of year to enjoy a good Popsicle!

Eileen Goodall from Buckinghamshire, England on May 22, 2012:

I love these - just as the hot sun arrives I find your perfect hub - thank you so much - I can feel a Frozen Cosmopolitan coming on.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 22, 2012:

Thanks sadieanne! That's great. :)

sadieanne from China on May 21, 2012:

This is just..amazing! I know what i'll be doing this summer!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 18, 2012:

Thanks shin_rocka! I'm glad that this is helpful for you. Have fun with your Popsicles this summer.

shin_rocka04 from Maryland on May 18, 2012:

I've made spiked ice cream before, but never thought of using popsicles. Thanks for the post. I definitely have to try these out as summer is about to be here. You just gave me some ideas to post on my blog. Thanks.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 15, 2012:

Thanks Pinkchic! Enjoy!

Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on May 15, 2012:

These look so tasty!! Can't wait to try some of your recipes!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 10, 2012:

Give it a try again! :)

Natasha from Hawaii on May 10, 2012:

I tied to make alcoholic Popsicles once in college. They didn't freeze and I've never tried again - until now! Thanks for these handy recipes.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 07, 2012:

We used to make juice Popsicles when I was a kid, too. I don't know if my mom still has the mold or not.

I am aware that they're doing a June recipe contest on the site. Honestly I'm not sure if this is the kind of article that they would consider. I simply collected great recipes from other sites. I didn't publish a brand new recipe of my own with original photos.

buckleupdorothy from Istanbul, Turkey on May 07, 2012:

YUM! We used to make great orange juice popsicles when I was a kid - I wonder if my mother still has the mold...

Not that this isn't the perfect time to publish this sort of recipe, but just in case you weren't aware I thought you might like to know that starting in June they'll be giving out prizes for recipe hubs. This would be a shoo-in!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 06, 2012:

Thanks vespa! I'm sure that any of these options would be a hit at your next dinner party.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on May 06, 2012:

Wow, this is something I'd never thought of making! I'll definitely keep it in mind for our next dinner party. All of the alcoholic options sound wonderful!

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 05, 2012:

A new way to consume alcohol, yep. :)


Richard J ONeill from Bangkok, Thailand on May 05, 2012:

Wow, alcoholic Lolipops!!

I have a new way to consume alcohol now! Yes! hah

This is a beautiful hub, I must say and I continue to learn as A result of reading it.

Thank you and keep up the good work!


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 04, 2012:

Sounds good Cyndi! I'm sure that yours guest will love whichever recipe you choose.

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on May 04, 2012:

Oh wow! WOW! I'm having a cookout in a couple of weeks and this just looks AWESOME! I'm going to have to use this recipe and impress my guests. :D Bookmarking and voting now.

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 04, 2012:

Haha I'm sure that it would be appreciated. :)

cardelean from Michigan on May 04, 2012:

For sure! I think I might have to sneak some into the freezer in the teacher's lounge! lol

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 04, 2012:

Haha a good hub to publish on a Friday near the end of the school year right? Thanks Cara!

cardelean from Michigan on May 04, 2012:

Good Lord I could use some of these right now! I'm sharing this with my coworkers, pinning and saving it for future use! Awesome hub! :)

Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 04, 2012:

Tina and Victoria, thanks so much! I'm so glad that all of the components of this article are helpful.

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on May 04, 2012:

What a great idea! I've never thought of that. I'm thinking about having a summer party and may just try some of these. Great hub--well put together. Very attractive!

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on May 04, 2012:

Fantastic ideas for summer parties and I would like to try several of them this summer! I also like the way you designed this hub, it is so stylish and the text and the videos are of great help and explain how to! Voted up, useful, beautiful and pin!


Rose Clearfield (author) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 04, 2012:

Thnaks Thundermama! I'm sure that your friends will enjoy them.

Catherine Taylor from Canada on May 04, 2012:

Fabulous hub! What a great idea for a summer party! I am so making the strawberry margarita ones for my next girls night.

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