July-Aug: Constance’s Boozy Popsicles


Popsicles are the perfect antidote to the sweltering Hong Kong heat, adding booze to the pops makes them the perfect adult party treat. I made two different kinds of pops and both were a huge hit with the big kids. I used Norpro Ice Pop makers, which you can get here.

The golden rule according to People’s Pop, a Brooklyn based ice-pop shop, when it comes to making alcoholic pops is to use 20% total alcohol which works out to be about 1 shot per 3 ounce pop.

The first batch, Pineapple-Blackberry Vodka Pops I adapted the recipe from Tasting Table. You can find the recipe here.

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The second batch, Peach Sangria Popsicles, you can find here.

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Both had bits of frozen fruits inside them which added more flavour and zing to the pops! I wrapped the pops in wax paper and used Washi tape to seal them. You can make kid friendly ones by simply omitting the booze and using coloured popsicle sticks to differentiate them.

Each recipe yields around 10 popsicles.  Enjoy!

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