17 Popsicle Recipes With Alcohol That Will Turn You Into A Boozy "Poptail" Connoisseur

Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like a popsicle. Even ice cream can't hold a candle to how refreshing and delicious a simple ice pop can be when you've been walking around sweating for hours. But there is one thing that can make these treats even better: making popsicles with alcohol! No barbecue is complete without boozy popsicles (this is a fact).

Boozy popsicles, sometimes adorably known as "poptails," will not only cool you down and breathe fresh life into you, they'll also get you drunk. They're so good that you won't even realize they're getting you drunk until you're there, and really, you can't top that. The best thing about these, though, is that making your own popsicles is SO much easier than you would ever think it would be. Buy yourself some ice pop molds, get some paper sticks, and get to work! No summer barbecue will be the same after you start bringing poptails along. Check out these 17 boozy popsicle recipes to get you started.

Vodka Gummy Bear Popsicles

Vodka gummy bears on their own are a delicious and wonderful treat. Make them into a popsicle, and you’ve got the coolest snack ever.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Boozy Campari Citrus Pops

This recipe gives you two different options: grapefruit or orange. Both are super refreshing, summery treats that are perfect when you need to be cooled down after a hot day.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Dirty Pirate Popsicles

This is basically a frozen rum and coke with Kahlua, and it doesn’t get much sweeter than that. It’s such a good popsicle you won’t even realize you’re getting drunk until you’re wasted.

Image and recipe: Endless Simmer

Peach Sangria Popsicle

The only thing better than sangria is frozen sangria. This one uses the fruits that are freshest in the summertime, like peaches, strawberries, and pineapples.

Image and recipe: Just A Taste

The Papaya Breeze Poptail

This popsicle could not be easier to make — it just takes a papaya and rose wine, although you can sub a different kind of liquor if you’d like.

Image and recipe: The View From Great Island

Creamy Margarita Popsicles

These cute little popsicles are so delicious and tiny that you’ll eat a bunch of them before you realize what’s happening. The lime and salt make this legit.

Image and recipe: Host The Toast

Basil Mint Citrus Mojito Popsicle

Few drinks are more refreshing than a perfectly made mojito on a hot summer day. Add some basil into the mix, and you’ve got a savory, sweet popsicle you’ll never want to stop eating.

Image and recipe: Practically Functional


These delightful little popsicles are basically frozen fruit-infused wine bites. If you thought a glass of wine was perfection, you haven’t had one of these.

Image and recipe: Food Babbles

Watermelon And Blackberry Margarita Popsicles

This recipe uses two of the best summer fruits ever with tequila to make a frozen dessert that is perfect for every BBQ.

Image and recipe: Endless Simmer

Bloody Mary Popsicle

These popsicles are the perfect excuse to have dessert for breakfast… or brunch. Cure a hangover the right way with a frozen Bloody Mary.

Image and recipe: Fork and Beans

Baileys Poptails

Take one of your favorite cold weather drinks (Baileys and coffee), and make it work for summer by freezing it into a popsicle.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking

Pinot Noir Infused Blackberry Popsicles

You don’t need to add much more to this than pinot noir and blackberries for these popsicles to be awesome.

Image and recipe: The Kitchn

Cherry Lambic And Cream Popsicle

Instead of liquor or wine, this popsicle uses beer. It might sound like a weird mix with the cherries and cream, but trust me, it’s not.

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Mudslide On A Stick

How do you make a mudslide better? You put it into popsicle form. It’s a simple trick that makes such a big difference.

Image and recipe: Endless Simmer

Watermelon Mint Julep Pop

Watermelon and mint make an awesome salad, so it definitely makes sense to put them together in popsicle form. These will make an excellent addition to any party or BBQ.

Image and recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Limoncello Pops

Few combos are quite as refreshing as lemon and mint, and that gets even more perfect when you freeze it. Adding Limoncello gives these an excellent kick.

Image and recipe: A Spicy Perspective

Sparkling Fruits Izze And Cream Cocktail Popsicles

Want something with a little fizz? This popsicle recipe uses Sparkling Izze soda (in any flavor you’d like) to make this fun. Add cream and honey to make it sweeter, and vodka to make it exciting.

Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking