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Mimosa Popsicles

Remember how I promised some boozy popsicles a couple of weeks ago?  Well, here’s the first recipe.  When I set out to research popsicles with alcohol in them, I thought to myself, “Why not just freeze wine?”  Well, it turns out that, while you can freeze wine by itself, it gets an off-taste that’s not really appealing.  So you need to mix it with some other flavorful ingredients to make a popsicle you’d actually want to eat.  Hence, mimosa popsicles.

Mimosa Popsicles

  • 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (with pulp)
  • 1-1/4 cup champagne (the really cheap, really sweet stuff)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor until totally mixed.  Freeze in popsicle molds or (if you’re me) disposable 3 0z. cups until solid (see recipe notes).

Some notes on this recipe

  • I made two different boozy popsicles for my recent boozy popsicle party, and these were definitely the stronger of the two.  Which is not saying much, since you would still have to eat probably six or eight of them to even get a little buzz.  But just keep in mind that they do have a pretty strong alcohol flavor, and about 3% alcohol by volume.
  • I found that these popsicles simply would not freeze solid in my popsicle molds.  It’s totally possible that if I would have left them in the freezer for 3-4 days, they would have.  But somehow freezing them in much smaller volume molds (the Dixie Cups I ended up using) worked way better.  So if you’re in a hurry, use smaller molds.
  • I know you’re thinking that 1/4 cup lemon juice seems like a lot.  And it does make these pops really tart, in a nice refreshing way.  If you will absolutely not eat something that’s that sour, replace some or all of the lemon juice with prepared orange juice instead.

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Boozy Popsicle Party

I bet you thought I was kidding with my Booze and Popsicles Party invitations a couple of weeks ago.  Well, not only did I throw a boozy popsicle party, but it was a total hit.  Who knew that so many people liked their libations in frozen form?   Here are some of the highlights from the party.

First, the menu:

For those looking for a kick, there were Mimosa Popsicles, Sangria Popsicles, Lemongrass Pineapple Granita (with vodka), and Lemon Thyme Granita (with triple sec).  The milder offerings were Chili Cantaloupe Popsicles, Green Tea Avocado Popsicles, Rose Water Ice Cream, and Chocolate Walnut Brownies.  And to drink, we had Lavender Lemonade and Sweet Mint Tea.

Everything was good, but the popsicles were definitely the star of the show.  People especially loved the Mimosa Popsicles, and the Cantaloupe Chili Popsicles were my personal favorite.

I wanted to have some outdoor seating, so I strung up big oval paper lantern surrounded by some mason jar hanging lanterns and some teeny tiny hanging poufs that I cut out of honeycomb paper.  After a brief rain scare, the weather cleared for an awesome evening.

It was a big day for all of us, but Louis hung in there like a champ (with the exception of a nap or two).

All in all, it was a really fun party.  I am so excited to share recipes with you guys, so stay tuned!

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Popsicle Party Invitation – Free Printable

I live deep down in the South, and it’s getting hot outside.  And every year, when the weather turns hot, I start making two things: Cocktails and Popsicles.  So this year, I decided to combine the two and throw a popsicles and booze party.

First things first:  Invitations.  Once I started designing the invitations for this party, I knew right away that I wanted to share them with you.

Popsicle Party Invitation

For this project, you’re going to need:

  • Popsicle Party Invitation Printable (see below)
  • Heavy Card Stock
  • Popsicle Sticks (mine were 4-1/2 inches long)
  • Adhesive (I found double stick tape worked better than glue, but it’s up to you)

1.  Print out printable onto card stock (using the link at the end of this post).  One printable is good for three invitations, so print as many as you need.  Cut out each popsicle (keeping the two pieces joined at the top).

2.  Fold each popsicle section in half where the two pieces join.  TIP:  It’s easier to snip out the little cut-out at the top of the cards after they’re folded.

3.  Adhere the stick to the inside of the FRONT of the card.  This may seem counter-intuitive, but if you put the stick on the inside of the back, you won’t have anywhere to write.  This picture may make it a little clearer:

And that’s it!  It’s a super-simple design, but one that has a lot of different uses.  If you aren’t having a popsicle party, why not use the printable for invitations to a kid’s birthday party, an ice cream social, or even a cookout.  Or use them as thank you cards or add them to hostess gifts.  However you use them, I hope these little cards will be good company all summer long!

Click The Image Below To Download The Free Printable

If you want to share this printable, please just make sure you credit me.  (And please don’t use it for any commercial uses without my permission — not like you would!)  Thanks so much and enjoy!

Make sure you stay tuned to see how the party goes.

SPOILER ALERT: There will be boozy popsicle recipes in the near future.

And as always, I would love to hear from you.  If you use this printable, let me know what you did with it!  You can leave a comment on this blog post, email me at info@papertuesday.com, or find me on facebook or twitter.

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