This week's cocktail recipe is actually not really a beverage, but a minty, peachy, strawberry frozen treat to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. You can find your popsicle molds at your local Target like we did or online. When creating your popsicles its important to keep the ratio of non alcoholic liquid to liquor in mind. Vodka has a lower freezing point than non alcoholic liquid. So when you mix it with regular liquid then it raises the freezing temperature. If you keep the ratio around 3 or 4 to 1 liquid to alcohol, you ensure that the popsicles will freeze at your normal freezer temperature. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages
This makes six 3oz popsicles! Let's get started!
Several Bunches of Mint Leaves
Thinly Sliced Fruit (we used peaches and strawberries)
6 oz. Vodka
2 oz. Lemon Juice
3 1/4 oz. Simple Syrup
7 1/4 oz. Coconut Water
Prep Your Fruit and Mint Leaves
Thinly slice your strawberries, peaches or fruit of choice with a knife or mandolin.
Set aside a few small mint leaves for the popsicles along with several larger leaves.
In Mixing Glass add and muddle for 10 seconds or so:
Lemon Juice (2 oz.)
Simple Syrup (3 1/4 oz.)
After muddling, add:
Coconut Water (7 1/4 oz.)
Vodka (6 oz.)
For the look of our pops we wanted the fruit and mint leaves to be visible on the sizes so we placed them using tweezers to the walls of the popsicle molds and placed in the freezer for a little while (45 min - 1 hour or so). You can skip this step if you like and just add the fruit to your mixture.
Fill each popsicle mold with mixture and secure your popsicle sticks. (we used two layers of saran wrap)
Freeze for 6 hours or longer.
"A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about."