Recreate Firecracker Popsicles with a boozy twist. These Boozy Firecracker Popsicles will be the highlight of your Memorial Day or Fourth of July party. Made with Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry Vodka and lemonade, it’s a fun boozy popsicle to impress guest.
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Boozy popsicles. Aren’t they the best idea ever? They are the new jello shot, am I right? When I’m going to be entertaining a group of adults, I love to be able to whip up fun recipes like this to impress guests and give them something to conversate over. With Memorial Day Weekend upon us, the start to Red, White, and Blue parties begins. This year I wanted something to make ahead of time that way I could focus on hanging out with family. Thus these Boozy Firecracker Popsicles began.
If you’re not familiar with the infamous Firecracker Popsicles that reign the super market this time of year. They are a popsicle layered in flavors of cherry, lemon, and blue raspberry. They are delicious! However, not long ago when I was shopping for blog related products, i.e. booze related stuff. I came across a bottle of Smirnoff that low and behold, was the liquid boozy equivalent of these treats. Just a note, this post isn’t sponsored, I just really like this stuff. I knew I had take this Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry home and make adult popsicles. After completely ruining my first batch by over boozing them, thus making them impossible to freeze. I was able to figure out just how to make these sweet treats and instead of layering different flavors, the whole thing taste like cherry, lemon, and berry at once! So get your popsicle molds out & let’s make these Boozy Firecracker Popsicles!
Boozy Firecrack Popsicles
First you’re going to want to start by getting your mold together. I use this popsicle mold because I can use wooden sticks over trying to keep up with the plastic ones. A lesson I’ve learned hard in the past because without fail, someone always throws one away!
From here you’ll essentially be making lemonade, just a slightly sweeter version that gives these popsicles a better texture. In a sauce pan you’ll make a simple syrup by dissolving 1/2 cup of white sugar into 1/2 cup of water over medium heat. Remove from heat and once cooled whisk in 3 cups of lemonade and 1/3 cup of Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry. (If you can’t find the product, you can also mix cherry vodka and berry vodka until you get 1/3 of a cup.) Since we’ll be working with a low amount of alcohol in this recipe I find the berry flavor gets a little lost. So you’ll want to add in 1/8 teaspoon of raspberry extract to help boost the berry flavor. From there divide the mixture into thirds. In one of the thirds add 2 drops of blue food coloring and mix until well combined. Into another third add in 2 drops of red food coloring and mix until well combined. Leave the last third alone, as it will freeze white.
From here you start assembling your layers, much to how you do jello shots. Start by pouring your red layer 1/3 of the way up your popsicle molds. Freeze for 2 hours and then pour your white layer up another 1/3 of the way up your mold. Let freeze for 1 hour, add in your wooden sticks to the white layer, and let freeze for another hour. One last time, you’ll add your blue layer, filling the mold up to the top, leaving a bit of room for freezing. Add to the freeze and let them complete their freeze for 8 more hours. Since we’re working with alcohol, we want to insure a solid freeze so 12 hours of total freezing is suggested. When ready you’ll run hot water on the outside of your mold until you can pull the popsicles out. Either serve immediately or put in little plastic bags to serve at a later time! Super easy right?
I turn the classic firecracker popsicles into a fun boozy treat for summer. These Boozy Firecracker Popsicles are made with vodka, lemonade, and raspberry flavoring.
- 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/2 cup Water
- 3 cups Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1/3 cup Red, White, & Berry Vodka (or half lemon vodka, half cherry vodka)
- 1/8 teaspoon Raspberry Extract
- Red & Blue Food Coloring
In a saucepan over medium heat combine together the sugar and water. Cooking until the sugar as dissolved making a simple syrup. Remove from stove and let cool.
Into a large measuring cup (or any container with a pour lip) combine simple syrup, lemon juice, vodka, and raspberry extract. Stir until well combine then divide into three different measuring cups.
In one cup add two drops of red food coloring and stir until combined. In another cup add two drops of blue food coloring and stir until combined. Leave the third cup uncolored, this will be your white layer.
Starting with the red cup, pour the mixture one third of the way into your molds. Repeat until you've filled all your molds up 1/3 of the way. Add your mold into the freezer and let set for 2 hours.
Next slowly pour your white layer on top of your red, filling up another 1/3 of the mold. Repeat filling all your molds up. Freeze for another two hours. If using wooden popsicle sticks, stick them into your white layer 1 hour into freezing.
After that repeat with your blue layer. Slowly pouring the blue liquid onto the white filling the molds the rest of the way up. Freeze for 8 hours.
When you are ready to take your popsicles out of your mold, run hot water on the outside of your mold to loosen the popsicles. They should slide right out and be ready to serve!
*Layering the popsicles is optional. If you would rather keep them one color, pour the liquid into the molds all the way and freeze for 12 hours.
**If you want to make these extra boozy, DO NOT add more alcohol to the recipe. They will not freeze. Instead serve the popsicles in a glass with champagne poured over top of it. Cheers!
How fun are these?! Not to mention a kick of flavor in the mouth. I will for sure be making more when Fourth of July rolls around and many other variations. If you happen to make them send a photo to me or tag me on Instagram and use #BoozyTalk! I’d love to see how yours turn out! In the comments down below tell me all about your Memorial Day plans. We’ll be spending it with our family and enjoying a much needed long weekend!
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