Try something new

top of the pops

Gorgeous summer popsicles with a boozy twist

Yes – we do love sunshine, sand, jandals, dripping double-scoop ice creams, blue skies and frequent dips into pools, lakes and seas. But at Toast, we also believe one of the real highlights of the sunny season is the chance to play around with creating gorgeous summer drinks. We did some playing around of our own and discovered when you take a delectable cocktail and turn it into a frozen treat, some very, very good things can happen. We’ve created six lip-smacking boozy popsicle recipes below for you to have fun with this summer.
 

Raspberry and Vodka Fizz Popsicles

2 cups soda
1 teaspoon grenadine
½ cup white sugar
juice of 2 lemons
¼ cup of vodka
1 cup frozen raspberries

Pour all ingredients except raspberries into a large jug and gently stir to combine. Drop raspberries (2–3) in each popsicle mould and top with liquid from jug. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further 5 hours.
 

Orange, Tequila and Chilli Popsicles

2 cups orange juice
½ cup lime juice
1 tablespoon chilli flakes
¼ cup tequila

Whisk together all ingredients in a large jug. Pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further
5 hours.
 

Pinot Noir and Summer Berry Popsicles

1 cup pinot noir
2 cups cranberry juice
¼ cup water 
1 cup mixed frozen berries

Combine all ingredients in a large jug. Muddle berries slightly to break them up. Pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further
5 hours.
 

Cucumber Gin and Tonic Popsicles

half a cucumber, thinly sliced
½ cup of water
juice of 2 lemons
handful of mint leaves 
2 cups tonic 
½ cup of gin

Drop cucumber slices into moulds. In a jug, whisk together remaining ingredients, then pour over cucumber in moulds. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further 5 hours.
 

Milk Chocolate, Brandy and Chocolate Chip Popsicles

1 cup whole milk
1 cup cream
1 tablespoon cocoa
3 tablespoons sugar
½ cup brandy
½ cup chocolate chips 

Whisk together milk, cream, cocoa, sugar and brandy in a large jug. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly into the bottom of the popsicle moulds and top with liquid from jug. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further 5 hours.


Vanilla Bean, Coconut and Malibu Popsicles

1 vanilla bean
¼ cup white sugar
2 cups coconut milk
½ cup Malibu Rum 

Scrape vanilla seeds into a bowl. Add sugar, pour in Malibu Rum and coconut cream and gently stir to combine. Pour into popsicle moulds. Freeze for an hour until slightly frozen, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze for a further 5 hours.

Click and Collect

Just one click. That’s all it takes to grab your weekend cocktail essentials from your local Liquorland thanks to Click and Collect.

Simply choose your desired tipples, pay at the quick ’n’ easy online checkout and voilà – your purchases will be ready and waiting for you at your Liquorland store of choice.