Beer on a Stick: Are Cocktail Popsicles a Really Dumb Idea?

cocktail popsiclesI have been coerced into trying something very different this weekend -- a beer popsicle.

A friend of mine enthusiastically shot over an article to me yesterday, announcing the arrival of the hopsicle at a nearby bar here in New York. It's a frozen can of beer, slashed in half with a wooden stick jammed into the bottom. So it's basically an adult Push Pop.

The thought of a boozy popsicle does sound delicious, I'm just not sure I'd choose beer to be the libation. I'd prefer something more along the lines of these 7 cocktail popsicles:



Margarita Ice Pops: This recipe is so simple, I'm surprised I haven't thought of it before. You take a lime-flavored popsicle, pour tequila over it, and then dip in salt. Voila!

Bittersweet Chocolate Bourbon Pops: Bourbon and chocolate, frozen. Need I say more?

Mojito Popsicles: I love me some mojitos, and the only way I can think of improving them would be turning them into popsicles. Thankfully, we can do that.

Blackberry Bramble: A delicious combination of lemon juice, blackberries, and gin.

Frozen Cosmopolitan: I wonder if the ladies of Sex and the City would have tried this if given the opportunity.

Bellini Pops: My favorite brunch drink has gotten even sweeter. A frozen treat made of Prosecco and peaches sounds absolutely refreshing on a hot summer day.

Mango Daiquiris: Though this recipe calls for mangos, I might have to substitute the mangos for strawberries. Mmm.

Though your neighborhood ice cream man isn't likely to have cocktail popsicles stored in his truck, they have been popping (heh) up at a lot of bars in the last year, and it doesn't look like this kiddie food for adults trend is going away anytime soon.

Do you like the idea of a cocktail popsicle or should we drink our booze like, well, adults? What do you think of the hopsicle (I'll let you know how it tastes next week)?

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