Sweet and smooth with a kick of spice from the ginger beer, these Moscow Mule Popsicles are a refreshing, boozy summer treat.
When we were in Napa a few years ago, I treated myself to 4 copper cups at the store Napa Style. I tend to use them for water or even wine but lately, my husband has been making and using them for Moscow Mules.
Now that summer is in full swing, I’ve been following the “frozen pop” scene pretty closely (although more through Pinterest than in my actual kitchen). I’ve been loving the idea of boozy popsicles for adults as well as for traditional fruity and/or creamy pops.
Enter, Moscow Mule Popsicles!
The recipe isn’t difficult but it does require a little bit of time since you make a ginger simple syrup to sweeten the pops. The effort is worth it for the double dose of ginger from the fresh ginger simple syrup and the ginger beer. I would suggest making a double batch of ginger simple syrup to keep on-hand so next time you’re ready for boozy popsicles, you’ve already got it. Plus, you can use it to stir into iced tea, drizzle over ice cream or fresh berries…however your heart desires.
Because popsicle molds run the gamut on sizes and volume, the yield for this recipe varies. Just make sure to follow the instructions on your popsicle molds before filling.
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Moscow Mule Popsicles
Author: Holley Grainger, MS, RD
- ⅔ cup water
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 5 pieces sliced fresh ginger
- 1 12 oz bottle real ginger beer
- ¾ cup lime juice
- ½ cup vanilla vodka
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat and add fresh ginger. Steep for 30 minutes. Bring water back to a boil and stir in sugar. Simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Strain whole ginger pieces out of the simple syrup.
- Mix ginger simple syrup, ginger beer, lime juice and vodka.
- Pour Moscow Mule mix into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 8 hours.
I like to give the pops a little extra time than the traditional popsicle to freeze since it has both vodka and beer slowing down the freezing process. Once the pops are frozen, they’re ready to enjoy. If you’re serving after dinner or at a party and want to get creative, serve them out of traditional Moscow Mule cups with lime slices.
I like these:
Just a few licks of these pops and you’re sure to declare every night in your house popsicle night!
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More Frozen Pops
Do you love frozen popsicles? I’m a huge fan! So much so that I set up my own Pinterest board for them so make sure to follow!
You can also try my latest creation: Blueberry, Peach and Basil Cream Pops
or any of these 21 Tasty Popsicles Recipes for Summer
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