What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Poptails*, Please!


*Because Cocksicles is never going to catch on.

Strawberry Greyhound by Endless Simmer

Strawberry Greyhound by Endless Simmer

We are in Puerto Rico this weekend for a wedding, and it is HOT! The only thing that would make it better (aside from air conditioning) is a cold, boozy popsicle. So today’s post is chock-full of delicious-looking recipes that I sincerely hope someone makes and brings to me right now. (Hint, hint.)

I am not generally much of a follower of recipes. I typically read them for a list of ingredients, cooking time, temp, and technique, then I put them aside and play until I get what I want. However, I have noticed this doesn’t work so well when making frozen things with liquor in them. If you don’t get the proportions right, they don’t freeze. Can you still drink them? You can, and I have, but that’s not the point.

Beer and Citrus (You read right, and if the reviews are to be believed, they’re definitely worth trying!)

Bellini (During our last trip to Mexico, also for a wedding, it was so hot, all we did was stand around in the pool bar, drinking frozen bellinis. It was a great trip, from what I recall. I was certainly either smiling or sleeping in all the photos.)

Blackberry Goat Cheese (I am so giving this a try!)

Bloody Mary (This is happening in my house for sure!)

Campari Citrus (I’m not a big fan of Campari, but I have friends who would be willing to commit murder for these things!)

Cucumber Gin & Tonic (If it’s cucumber, it’s for me!)

Cucumber Honeydew Margarita (I’m in love with the combination!)

Fig and Port (Just the title makes me tingly! Then again, maybe that’s the heat.)

French 75 (Champagne, gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup. That sounds so refreshing!)

Green Grape White Sangria (Yes, please.)

Iced Tea Sangria (Fascinating! Must try.)

Limoncello and Raspberry Whiskey Sour (These are definitely happening this summer.)

Lychee Sakitini (This is the one. This is the one I need someone to deliver to Puerto Rico right now. M’kay?)

Mojito (These would be great to serve at a summer dinner party!)

Peach Bourbon Lemonade (That’s it. There are not enough weekends in the summer for me to explore them all!)

Really Frozen Margaritas (Okay, that’s not what the recipe is called, but it should be!)

Roasted Strawberry Red Wine (I want to go to there.)

Spicy Watermelon Margarita (Swoon.)

Strawberry Champagne (That would work.)

Strawberry Greyhound (As pictured above. Yum!)

Tequila Rose (Very interesting combination!)

White (or Black) Russian (Beloved just whimpered a little. White Russians are her all-time favorite cocktail.)


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Poptails*, Please!

  1. It’s so hard to access alcohol in PA. Wine and beer present a challenge but finding a well stocked liquor store where I live will be even more tricky. However, this post inspires me to try harder. I’m about to spend ten hot weeks with my kids home from school. Frozen cocktails is clearly the answer. I might even call them cocksickles in my head for the added mirth.

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    • Wine and beer is about to get easier to come by in PA. New law. Hoping for lower prices and better selection. Good news!

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    • If I ever needed convincing that PA was not for me, that did it.The struggle is real! If you get desperate, I’ll come charging up there like a St. Bernard with a bottle of vodka around my neck.

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      • Ha ha! Great image. It’s not impossible to buy alcohol by any stretch but it annoys me that I have to grocery shop in one place, buy wine in another, then wine in yet another. It’s hassle I could do without. The selection is also more limited than it needs to be. There are recipes I enjoy making that contain wine or beer and I resent the fact I can’t buy those ingredients in the same place as I’m buying the other components of the meal. I’ve not researched why PA has this approach to alcohol sales and whether it has anything but a negligible impact on their objectives but I know it hacks me off.


  2. I just cracked up at the title of this post. And then I might just crazy laugh when I make these cold treats. Hell, let people wonder what I’ve been drinking. Jokes on you, people! I’ve not been ‘drinking’ anything! 🙂

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  3. Nothing like a great play on words, except a great play on words with food porn! Thanks for kick-starting my Sunday!

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  4. The asterisk! Oh my God! If I could guffaw in words, I’d be doing that 😉

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  5. Oh my, these look way too good…

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  6. There is a great need for beautiful things today.

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