Summer Buzz: The 25 Best Boozy Popsicles

There’s a reason adults like to add liquor to popsicles: it’s hot as Hades outside, and we still have to work. Here are 25 ways to bring a little sunshine to your insides. Note: Obviously these recipes are for adults 21-and-up only. If you are younger than that, go play a video game and waste your summer someplace else.

1. Margarita Pops

As Shawnda from “Confections of a Foodie Bride” says, these pops are perfect when it’s “seventh-circle-of hell hot outside.” We agree! Recipe here.

2. Easy Strawberry Margarita Pops

Is there anything easier than pouring Mike’s Hard Lemonade Strawberry Margarita into Dixie cups? Cheers to the easiest summer buzz imaginable! If you need more specific instructions, Naomi at Bakers Royale is here to help.

3. Mojito Ice Pops

Fresh limes + mint + rum = a little summer heaven. Recipe here, courtesy of Flour on my Face.

4. Tangerine Rum Ice Pops

Want the best combination of alcohol and fruit? Ask a bartender! Havana bartender Felix Parra shares his favorite recipe with Diablo here.

5. Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Pops

These beautiful pops pack a punch! Endless Simmer shows you how to freeze them in cordial glasses for a classy presentation before everyone gets sloppy drunk. Recipe here.

6. Bellini Pops

Mimosa’s elegant cousin, the Bellini, mixes sparkling wine with clear peach nectar instead of pulpy orange juice. The light, fruity, fizzy drink is practically perfect for popsicle form. The folks at Fine Cooking offer their recipe here.

7. White Wine Sangria Pops

Sangria on a stick? Enough said. Grab the recipe from Confections of a Foodie Bride and make them now. You won’t be sorry.

8. Watermelon Saké Pops

Two of Japan’s favorite flavors—saké and watermelon (who knew?)—combine in a fantastic boozy pop perfect for summer. Imbibe has your recipe here.

9. Watermelon Mojito Pops

If you find the whole filling-plastic-molds routine too taxing, Tori, the Shiska in the Kitchen, has the solution. Simply soak actual watermelon slices directly in the alcohol. Spear ‘em and serve! Recipe here.

10. Cherry Apple Whisky Sour Pops

Bakers Royale shows you how to serve a summer fun and fruity whiskey pop straight up. Recipe here.

11. Cosmopolitan Pops

SheKnows how you like your cosmo in the summer: ice cold and dripping goodness. Recipe here.

12. Tequila Sunrise Pops

Didn’t think the folks at Better Homes and Gardens had a wild side? Think again. Their recipe for sinfully delicious spiked pops is here.

13. Tangerine Screwdriver Pops

Frozen orange juice and tangerine-flavored vodka will make you forget how hot it is anywhere. More please! Redbook has your recipe here.

14. Bloody Mary Ice Pops

Bloody good. You can thank Kay over at epicurious for this recipe.

15. Bittersweet Chocolate-Bourbon Pops

At just 6 grams of fat, these homemade chocolate bourbon bars put those packaged Fudgesicles to shame. Fine Cooking has your recipe here.

16. Lemon Pale Ale Popsicle

What’s better than a frosty beer on a hot day? A frozen frosty beer. The Beeroness shows you to make these icy cold chunks of heaven here.

17. Bourbon Strawberries & Cream Pops

Low-fat yogurt make these a creamy no-guilt treat. Bite This has your recipe here.

18. Boozy Blueberry Pops

Don’t know what to do with that giant tub of blueberries you just bought? Drink ‘em! The Everygirl shows you how here.

19. Blood Orange & Grand Marnier Pops

The true genius of Garrett Kern’s recipe doesn’t stop at the flavor. He makes these perfectly sized pops in ice ball trays. Frozen lollipop meets booze. Small and sexy.

20. Strawberry Champagne Pops

Nicole at Brown Sugar, the creator of this deliciousness calls these “Baby Making Popsicles.” Yes, they are that good. You’ve been warned. Recipe here.

21. Corona & Lime Pops

The hardest part about this recipe is opening the bottle of beer. Live Love Pasta gives you step-by-step instructions here.

22. Spiked Frozen Coffee Pops

A pick-me-up for the ages. Chow shows you how to freeze espresso shots with Kahlúa here.

23. Red Wine Fudgsicle

Looking for a refreshing combination of red wine and chocolate? Look no further. A Beautiful Mess has your recipe here.

24. Orange & Campari Pops

Since Campari is an apéritif, it’s supposed to be served before a meal to stimulate your appetite. Serve it frozen on a stick to your summer guests and you’ll definitely stimulate something. The Lush Chef has your recipe here.

25. Spiked Lemon and Raspberry Snowcones

Can’t wait for the freezer to be go#$@&!@ done already? Spike your snow cone! Barbara at Creative Culinary shows you how.

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