I made something else for you that's boozy! You're shocked. I can see it on your face.
I've been seriously jealous of all those other food bloggers posting popsicle recipes on the interwebs for the past two months. Not to be outdone, I quickly purchased my own set of popsicle molds so that I could be just like everyone else! Hehe...but in all honesty, since Mother Nature has decided that "Yes! We will have a summer after all!", I have been all over ice cream and store-bought popsicles like whoa. And now I've given myself the means to MAKE my own sweet treats!. Someone stop me. Or not.
As a random side note, I decided to go with plastic handles for my pop molds since I absolutely hate eating popsicles on wooden sticks. Obviously, my dislike isn't so great that it stops me from purchasing store-bought popsicles. I'm not THAT crazy yet! If you have the same dislike, you may want to pick yourself up a mold with plastic sticks, like I did.
I had heard of Moscow Mules before but I had never had one. I have a sometimes love/sometimes hate relationship with ginger beer. But lucky me, I am in a loving mood right about now. So when I spied this recipe on Shutterbean's blog the other day, I just knew these had to be my "gateway" popsicles into the world of homemade popsicles. It took no time to make these and after they were completely frozen, I had a taste test. Yes, I am now on the Moscow Mule bandwagon. More please, and thank you.
Moscow Mule Popsicles
makes 6-8 popsicles
- juice of 2 limes
- 2 1/4 cups ginger beer
- 2 oz. vodka
1) In a medium-sized measuring cup or bowl, stir together the lime juice, ginger beer, and vodka.
2) Pour the mix into popsicle molds almost to the top. If you are using molds similar to mine, you can add the sticks at this time. If you have the popsicle molds which don't offer support for sticks, then wait one hour before adding the sticks.
3) Freeze the pops for 12 hours. To remove the pops from the mold easily, run warm water over the plastic portion of the mold for a few seconds.