Pour yourself a (vodka tonic) drink, put on some lipstick & pull yourself together.
Okay friends, let’s talk about adult beverages.
- They are delicious
- You deserve one or two after a hard week
- Why should you have to drink them out of a boring glass every time?
The best part about your childhood summers was when you heard the ice cream man coming down your street. (Try to act like you aren’t imagining the ice cream truck jingle right now, I dare you).
When the truck finally made its way down to your house & you had pestered your parents enough to give you a few dollars to get a treat it was the best feeling in the world. While majority of the time I went for a drumstick, if it was a particularly hot day I went for a ice pop. The artificial fruit flavor was yummy & you didn’t end up sticky after eating it because you just pushed the icey treat up the plastic tube until you were finished!
So I ask again, why should you limit your adult beverages to glass? It is summer time, we all deserve to be able to eat ice pops & if a little alcohol is thrown in then so be it!
Vodka tonic with a splash of lime is my go to pool drink because you can sip on them all day without feeling gross and bloated afterwards. Because I keep getting jealous of the kids eating ice pops at the pool, I decided to make my own adult version, aka vodka tonic ice pops!
What you need to make vodka tonic ice pops:
Tonic water, vodka, a lime (& zester) and these adorable BPA free reusable ice pop holders!
Allow the tonic to sit out either over night or during your work day so that it will “flatten” out. It will still have the tonic flavor you are looking for, it will just freeze better.
Use either a funnel or pitcher with a long spout so you can pour the drink into the ice pop holders without a mess. Let the vodka tonic ice pops freeze for at least 5 hours (best if frozen over night).
These vodka tonic ice pops can be served one of two ways:
- Eat them like an ice pop, unsnap the zip lock, push the pop up & enjoy!
- Once they are frozen, pour the ice pop into a glass, garnish with a lime & eat it like a slushie!
Whichever way you decide to eat your vodka tonic ice pop you will not be disappointed. Just make sure the kids around understand that they are for ADULTS ONLY! (Let them be jealous of our pool treats for once!)
- 1 1/2 cups tonic
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/2 lime zested & juiced
- 5 zip lock ice pop bags**
Immediately pour 1 1/2 cup of tonic into a measuring cup or cup and let sit. You want the tonic to "flatten" so that the carbonation is released. The flavor will still be there but this helps when freezing the ice pops.
When tonic is flattened, begin prepping your pops. Zest & juice your lime. (If you like more lime flavor use 1 full lime).
Into a pitcher or bowl add tonic, vodka, zest & lime juice. Stir until mixed.
With either a funnel or the pitcher, begin slowly pouring your vodka tonic mixture into your zip lock bags.
Seal the bags & immediately place into freezer. Freeze for minimum 5 hours.
To serve you have 2 options: 1) eat the ice pop exactly like you would a popsicle 2) turn your ice pop into a slushie. Pour your ice pop into a glass, add a straw, garnish with a lime & serve. ENJOY!
**You can find BPA Free Reusable Ice Pop Bags here!