This 4th of July we’ve got you ready to stay cool for your summer picnic, and to keep things patriotic we striped your cocktail cooler with Uncle Sam’s signature colors. Kinda.
The striping is a bit messy, but um, so was the test kitchen while mixing. That’s what happens Monday night when you’re mixing, shaking, testing, pouring, more testing—things get a little blurry. The result of that blurry-good-time is a Poptail stamped with our ES Double Seal of Goodness.
The implication of our double seal — Good enough to lick to the stick!
4th of July Cocktail Cooler Popsicles
· 1 cup vodka
· 3 tablespoon triple sec
· 2 tablespoons lime juice
· 1 cup sweetened blueberry puree (recipe follows)
· ½ cup club soda
· 1 cup POM juice
· 1 cup of pear juice mix (recipe follows)
1. Place vodka, triple sec and lime juice in a shaker and shake for about 10 seconds or until well combined; set aside.
2. Place blueberry mixture and club soda in a glass and stir to mix. Add in one third of alcohol mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture in popsicle mold and freeze for 1 hour or until blueberry layer freezes enough so the next layer does not mix.
3. Place POM juice and one third of alcohol mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture in popsicle mold and freeze for a 1 hour or until POM layer freezes enough so the next layer does not mix. Insert popsicle into mixture.
4. Place pear juice and one third of alcohol mixture and stir to combine. Pour mixture in popsicle mold and freeze for until popsicle is frozen solid.
Run warm water on outside of popsicle mold for 3-5 seconds and gently pull popsicles to release them.
Sweetened Blueberry Puree
· 1 cup blueberries ( 4 ¾ oz)
· ¼ cup water
· ¼ cup sugar
1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat and stir every two minutes until blueberries dissolve. Set aside to cool.
· 2 cups chopped pear (approximately 3 large pears weighing 21oz.)
1. Place chopped pear in a food processor or blender and process until pear is juiced (Will be slightly pulpy. Do not strain.)