Cabana Boy Popsicles #HotSummerEats

by Erin

What’s your favorite summer cocktail? How would you like to turn it into a boozy popsicle for adults? These tropical boozy popsicles are the perfect treat for a backyard BBQ.

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Welcome to day four of #HotSummerEats! I took a day off yesterday to guest post on The Cooking Actress but you should still check it out as it was a recipe for a delicious summer dessert – Ginger-Nectarine Galette. But on with the show! Don’t forget that in addition to all the summery recipes shared by your favorite bloggers, you can also enter to win our awesome giveaway, courtesy of some amazingly generous donations from sponsoring companies. Use the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post to enter and for more details CLICK HERE.


It’s interesting how extreme temperatures can be from one place to another. After 7.5 years of sweltering Memphis summers during grad school I was ready to escape. While the weather in Knoxville was slightly milder during my one year stint there, it was still pretty freaking toasty. But then I moved to Columbus, OH during the coldest time of the year. Those first few days unloading the moving truck were torture as the highs were often single digits or lower. Thankfully those days are long gone (at least until next winter) and it’s time to bask in the sun! Naturally that means it’s time for frozen treats. Hot drinks/food in the winter and cold drinks/food in the summer. It’s all a system of balances.

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Using the Casabella juicer I set out to make one of the cocktails featured in the Summer Cocktails cook book I received from Quirk Books. But I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to turn it into frozen boozy popsicles because popsicles arn’t just for kids, adults can enjoy them too! Since I wanted them to actually freeze and not turn into slush, I reduced the alcohol content and little and increased the orange juice.

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One year ago: Cheetos Marshmallow Crispy Treats

Two year ago: Brussels Sprout Mac and Cheese


Makes 6 popsicles (depending on mold size)


2 cups frozen pineapple cubes

2 oz. fresh orange juice

1 oz. bourbon

1 oz. amaretto

1/2 Tbsp sugar, or to taste


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. (Alternatively, you can pour into a glass and drink immediately.)
  3. Once frozen, remove from molds and enjoy.

Source: Adapted slightly from the Summer Cocktails cook book.

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Marla Meridith July 10, 2015 - 9:03 am

Love these poptails!

spiffycookie July 15, 2015 - 10:18 am

Poptails, totally a thing!

Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook June 6, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Great idea to turn a cocktail into a popsicle! Such a great party treat for the adults to enjoy.

Debra Eliotseats June 6, 2015 - 10:18 pm

You had me at amaretto! Love it!

Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures June 5, 2015 - 1:11 am

That’s my kind of Popsicle! Yum!!

Susan June 4, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Naughty, naughty, Erin! The popsicles sound wonderful. Love the idea of boozy popsicles. At the rate my favorite food bloggers are posting popsicle recipes, I’m going to have to invest in popsicle molds. Too many sound too good.

sarah k @ the pajama chef June 4, 2015 - 11:30 am

i love popsicles! yum!

Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm June 4, 2015 - 11:11 am

Yum, what a great way to enjoy summer!

Rebekah @ Making Miracles June 4, 2015 - 9:41 am

Oh my goodness those sound so perfect for a summery afternoon!

Medha @ Whisk & Shout June 4, 2015 - 9:23 am

I seriously need a popsicle mold! These look awesome :)


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