Jack and coke popsicles are the boozy popsicle of the summer

Posted July 3
Updated July 6

While I’m not one for turning down any summer treats, my hands-down favorite is popsicles-specifically the kind I can make myself. While I usually try to keep them healthy, on a hot summer day, it gets pretty hard to resist “adulting” them up a bit. Sure, a cocktail is nice at the end of a sun-filled day, but a frozen one? Seriously, I’m in.

First things first, you’re going to need popsicle molds and wooden sticks if your molds don’t include a top. A quick search on Amazon brings up all the molds your popsicle-loving heart desires.

Diving right in, let’s start with a classic: Jack and Coke. This recipe comes from Boulder Locavore, and it seriously could not be easier.

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All you need is, you guessed it, some Jack Daniels Whiskey and some good ol’ Coca Cola. (The recipe actually calls for Mexican Coke, but you could use normal if you prefer!) Either way, just make sure the Coke is flat, which you can do by pouring it into a bowl and letting it sit until there is no more carbonation. Then, three easy steps:

1. Pour 1/2 ounce of Jack Daniels into each popsicle mold. Pour two ounces of the flattened Coke into the mold and stir.

2. Cover and insert wooden sticks (or the stick on your popsicle molds). If your molds do not have a cover, try adding a top layer of foil to keep the sticks in place.

3. Freeze for a few hours or overnight. The popsicles may stick a bit, so just run some hot water on the outside of the mold to get the pop right out.

Not into whiskey? No problem! There are tons of other adult-friendly popsicle recipes all over the internet. How about vodka and gummy bears? Or spiced rum? What about something even lighter, like champagne and fruit?

There are in fact so many different recipes, you could easily try a new one each week until the end of summer. Go ahead, we won’t tell!

Read the full recipe and get tips for making perfect boozy popsicles from Boulder Locavore, a top-notch food blog that also has a ton of other great recipes.

Here’s just a few that are perfect for a summer weekend or holiday:

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