Friday, July 16, 2010

Adult Campari Popsicles for the beach

Ever wanted a popsicle at the beach like the kids with just a little something in it for adults only? I always wanted just a little treat on the beach, but did not want to bring a bottle of wine with me. Recently, I found a few really great adult popsicle recipes that I thought you might like as well for summers on the beach or picnics on a hot summer day.

One of my favorites is from a site named thekitchn. They have a recipe for citrus posicles that are out of this world.

Here is the recipe:

Campari Citrus Popsicles
makes 10-15, depending on the size

Grapefruit Pops
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 cups grapefruit juice
1/2 cup Campari

Orange Pops
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
3 cups orange juice
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup Campari

Mix the water and sugar together in a small pan over a low heat, and bring up to boil until the sugar dissolves. Allow the simple syrup to boil for 4 minutes, remove from heat and cool (makes a little over 1 cup).

Combine the citrus juice and Campari and add 1 cup of the cooled syrup. Adjust to taste: for the grapefruit pops, you may want to add a tablespoon or two extra syrup if you prefer them less tart. Remember, the mixture will taste slightly sweeter in liquid form than it does when frozen.

Pour into popsicle molds and freeze at least 8 hours or overnight. To remove, run the molds quickly under hot water, and gently pull out the pops.

(Images: Liz Vidyarthi)

Another one of my favorite recipes is a Margarita Popsicle Recipe. It is very simple to make and tastes fantastic. Its a Margarita that is portable. This recipe is from


3/4 cups of sugar

3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup of water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
kosher salt to garnish

How to make it

  • Special Equipment: 4 small cups (recommended: Dixie), 4 popsicle sticks and foil.
  • Combine sugar, lime juice, water, lemon juice and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Once cool transfer to a blender with tequila, orange liqueur, and lime wedge and process until smooth.
  • Pour into the cups and cover the top of each cup with foil.
  • Place the popsicle stick in center of cup (down through foil, which will hold it in place).
  • Freeze until hard, preferably overnight.
  • Remove from freezer and run cup under warm water to loosen popsicle.
  • Garnish with kosher salt and serve.

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