Endless Poptails: Strawberry Greyhound

They’re baaaaaaack. We were going to wait for summer to re-launch our Endless Poptails series, but guess what? Poptail season starts when we say it does. Because while we don’t need to an excuse to squeeze a little booze into anything we can, we thought we’d give you an excuse to do so, too. Besides, there’s always fruit in a Poptail — so thank us later for giving you another way to get you daily fruit serving.

For those who are new to the series — we try to keep it simple here, so you don’t have to go spend some crazy money for jut a few ounces. At the same time. if we do use something crazy we’ll give you a variation, so you can decide to scale up or down.

Kickstarting the series is a classic Greyhound (vodka-grapefruit cocktail) mixed here with strawberries, for a sweet-and-tart kick on a stick. Also — now that we’ve got you started we’re taking orders. Let us know in the comments what kind of cocktail you want to see mixed into a Poptail.

Grapefruit and Strawberry Greyhound Poptail

Makes 18 popsicles


  • 8 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about a 1lb grapefruit)
  • 12 oz. strawberries (about 12 medium strawberries)
  • 5 oz vodka

1. Place the juiced grapefruit and whole strawberries in a food processor or a blender and process until everything is pureed. Add vodka and process for another 20-30 seconds to blend well. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.

2. Place foil on top of popsicle form and cut a tiny hole in the center of each well. Stick popsicle stick through the whole. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid. To release popsicles, run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

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  • Tracy @ Pale Yellow April 17, 2012  

    Adult Popsicles are an awesome idea! I can’t wait to try.

  • BS April 17, 2012  

    I have been obsessed lately with Moscow Mules / Dark and Stormys / any cocktail with ginger beer…and I think ginger beer + booze would be magnificent in a poptail.

  • Blog is the New Black April 17, 2012  

    I must make these…

  • Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen April 17, 2012  

    Love the series!! Some vodka is always well received 😉

  • Tiffany April 17, 2012  

    omg, I *love* Greyhounds! Genius!

  • Alison April 18, 2012  

    Yup. Going on my short list of must-make adult desserts. Love these!

  • susan April 18, 2012  

    i bet these taste as pretty as they look!

  • Javelin Warrior April 20, 2012  

    These look incredibly refreshing and so EASY! And the color is incredible… I guess this means I need to go out and buy some freezer pop molds 😉 I am featuring this post in today’s Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. As always, it’s a pleasure to be following your creations…

  • CMT May 6, 2012  

    I would love to see:

    *Strawberry Margarita (or any margarita!)
    *Grateful Dead
    *Vodka Lemonade


  • BS May 6, 2012  

    @CMT – margarita popsicle is here: http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2011/06/15/endless-poptails-cucumber-honeydew-margarita-popsicles/

    Thanks for the other ideas!

  • Elizabeth May 9, 2012  

    Not to sound overzealous here, but I’m making these for a party of young 20-somethings and I’m not sure 5 oz of vodka per 18 popsicles will quite satisfy them. Do you have any insight as to how much I could change the ratio before the popsicles refuse to freeze? I am about to tackle some experimentation but would love to profit from your experience :)

  • Miami Gourmet Popsicles May 13, 2012  

    Wow, so simple and they look great! A must try.

  • Debbie June 2, 2012  

    This is on my list of To Do today! Found your website last week and literally ran out to purchase a freezer Popsicle set.

  • Jen@diettips August 21, 2012  

    These pops look tasty and refreshing. The perfect snack to cool you off. I use almond milk for a low calorie banana smoothie recipe and it is delicious. Smoothies help me reduce my daily calorie intake and are a perfect option for breakfast or lunch they are satisfying and fill you up eliminating those junk food cravings throughout the day

  • cate May 11, 2013  

    I multiplied this recipe x6 (not exactly, but close). And created a monster …

    1 liter vodka
    6 cups grapefruit juice (~7-8 lbs grapefruit or 10-12 grapefruits)
    4 lbs strawberries

    It took a while to juice all that grapefruit, so I might try non-fresh next time. But then I hollowed out all the grapefruit halves and put the popsicle mix in there.

    They were like slushy frozen greyhound shots. Ah-mazing.

  • Genia May 31, 2013  

    Just made these last night and loved them! Added a bit of agave as well to sweeten them up :)

  • Diane B. June 23, 2013  

    I love anything and everything strawberry.. and now you have gone and added vodka and grapefruit to the mix.. you, are a genius! This is going to be a great summer with this tasty treat!

  • Free July 12, 2013  

    So COOL! My wishlist:

    Peppermint Patty
    White Russian
    Pink Squirrel
    Mai Tai

  • Sadaf Riyaz March 2, 2015  

    Wat can I use instead od vodca…..prefer me sumthing easy that is easily available

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