From the moment popsicle fever took hold of me earlier this year, I have been aching to play around with so many different cocktails in popsicle form. The primary obstacle has been the kids – they see popsicles and instantly want to devour them. I knew the idea of an adult-only popsicle would not be well received. But, with good quality ripe peaches finally arriving in our produce bins, I simply couldn’t wait any longer. Thankfully having possibly the best ice cream ever on hand has served as an adequate distraction.
After a long day of work followed by a few hours of kid wrangling, or a weekend day of non-stop kid wrangling, a cocktail popsicle seems like the perfect reward. These are exactly what I was hoping for – a peachy, potent icy sweet treat. These would be perfect for a summer girls’ night. Any of my friends who want to come over and share, feel free! But hurry – I doubt they’ll last long.
Mix it Up – Some variations to try:
- Favorite fruits – As with any sangria, this is highly adaptable. Try with nectarines or plums, other berries such as strawberries or blackberries. The possibilities are endless!
- Fresh herbs – Feel free to add in fresh herbs as you like. Fresh mint or basil could be a nice pairing.
- Spirited subs – Use whatever spirits you prefer in the sangria. If you like to use brandy or vodka in yours instead of schnapps, go for it!