It is summer time! Escape the heat and all thoughts of work stress with these ice-cold refreshing pops that will get you tipsy and make you feel like a little kid again.
You will need:
1 Bag of Ice Pop Molds (I used the Zipzicle brand)
2 Cups Lemonade
1 Cup Peach Puree
3 Ounces Bourbon
1 Large Bowl
(Optional) 1 Large Freezer Bag
I found these resealable Ice Pop bags at World Market but I’ve also seen them at Bed Bath & Beyond (so be sure to take advantage of those 20% off coupons!). 18 come in a pack, and this recipe only uses up 8-9 so you can keep the other half for non-alcoholic pops or for frozen margarita pops.
Any bourbon will work! Thanks to my husband we always have Bulleit in the house, but you should use whatever kind you like best. This recipe also uses 3 shots for 8 pops, which turned out delicious flavor-wise but means you have to
have enjoy a couple to equate to a glass of wine or cocktail. Pour the shots into a large mixing bowl, preferably one with a spout for easy pouring later.
For the lemonade, I wanted something that wasn’t too sugary – I mean it is swimsuit season! Minute Maid Light 15 Cals was a big hit and easy to find in the store. Add 2 cups to the bowl with the bourbon.
Peach puree (or nectar) is your final ingredient, and was harder to find in the grocery store than I was expecting. Since you only need a cup, I opted to get a can over a full bottle so that I wouldn’t have tons of sugary leftovers to tempt me later. I did find this at my local grocery store, but I’ve also seen bottles of puree at World Market (tends to be more of an international food item). If you’re super adventurous, you can puree some fresh peaches from the produce section yourself. Combine 1 cup into the bowl with the other ingredients.
Stir all of the liquids so that they are sufficiently mixed.
Place your funnel at the top of one of the ice pop bags. Carefully, pour the liquid into the bag, making sure to stop at the fill line. Close the bag tightly!! I recommend testing for leaks over a sink before moving on to the next one. Repeat this process until all of your concoction is gone.
And voila! Liquid-filled baggies. I was afraid of them leaking, so I bagged them all in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Freeze them overnight for best results.
Enjoy, and let me know how they turn out! Mine were a huge success with my friends during a day at the beach 🙂
If you have other great ice pop ideas, add them to the comments section.