Learn To Cook: How To Make Cocktail Popsicles


Learn to cook a simply scrumptious cocktail popsicle (poptail)! With so many creative ways you can spice these up, we guarantee that they’ll quickly become one of your favorite summer indulgences. The watermelon mint and French 75 popsicle are the perfect refreshing summer spirit!

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COCKTAIL POPSICLES RECIPE: http://learntocook.com/popsicles/how-to-make-cocktail-popsicles/

Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicles:
¼ cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh mint, torn into medium size pieces
4 cups watermelon, small cubed
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup tequila

1. To make the mint simple syrup, combine the water, sugar and mint in a medium size saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and cook until the sugar has completed dissolved-about 1 minute. Remove from heat, strain to remove large bits of mint and let sit for at least 15 minutes so flavors can infuse.

2. Using a food processor, blender or emulsion blender, puree the watermelon and the lime juice until the watermelon is a smooth consistency. Strain this mixture and add to the bowl containing the simple syrup. Add the tequila and stir until well combined.

3. Using popsicle molds, add the mixture evenly-leaving about ¼ an inch of space at the top. Pop in the freezer for an hour and then add in the sticks. Let freeze for at least 15 hours but 24 is best.

French 75 Popsicle:
2 ½ cups champagne
¾ cup gin
¾ cup simple syrup
¾ cup fresh lemon juice

1. Combine all the ingredients and mix to combine. Pour evenly in popsicle molds, leaving ¼ inch of space. Place in freezer.

2. After three hours in the freezer, add popsicle sticks and let freeze another 15-21 hours or until solid. Because of their high alcohol content, these popsicles may take a while to freeze.


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