Red, White, and Blue themed boozy rum popsicles for summer using Master of Mixes to create a layered treat for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day.
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Memorial Day weekend has to be one of my favorite times of the year. While June 21 is the first day of summer, for me it’s always felt more like Memorial Day. In Georgia, we’d get out of school the week before and everyone would head off to the lake for the holiday weekend. I vividly remember those days as filled with laughing with friends, the hot sun on my skin, and having popsicles to cool off with. As an ode to those endless Georgia summers, I’m making these Boozy Patriotic Popsicles for Memorial Day this year.
These layered rum popsicles are made with refreshing and tasty Master of Mixes for easy assembly. Each layer is a different rum cocktail flavor from watermelon daiquiri to piña colada and blue lemonade. They are icy and a bit boozy, which makes them perfect for a summer entertaining idea!
HOW TO MAKE BOOZY RED, WHITE & BLUE ICE POPS
What you’re going to need to create these red, white, and blue layered popsicles is:
Master of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Blue Curaçao
Master of Mixes Piña Colada Mix
Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mix
10 Ice Pop Bags
1-ounce Shot Glass
Plastic High Wall Cups
The key to making the layered effect work on these rum popsicles is to keep your alcohol content low in each layer. Remember, you’re working with three layers, so there will be plenty of boozy goodness in the end. You also want to let each layer freeze until they are hard, to avoid mixing the colors. Each layer takes about 4-6 hours to freeze and the time will vary based on your freezer. Mine took 5 hours for each layer, so I make them a week ahead of when I want to serve them due to the freeze times. Feel free to make them anywhere between two weeks ahead to 24 hours before serving.
My other tip is to use Master of Mixes Cocktails Mixers and Master of Mixes Cocktail Essentials in recipes like this. You can pour a drink in seconds to quickly mix-up scratch quality cocktails at home without all the fuss of pulling out a blender or having too many ingredients. It makes making these boozy popsicles as easy as mix, pour, and freeze!
To start the blue layer is blue lemonade. In a measuring cup, stir together 7 ounces of lemonade with 2 ounces of Master of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Blue Curaçao and 1-ounce of white rum. Stir until well combined and blue.
Taking an ice pop bag, pour the blue lemonade mixture in the ice pop bag ⅓ of the way. My ice pop bags hold 3 ounces of liquid, so ⅓ would be 1 ounce for each layer. For easy pouring and measuring, I pour my liquid into a 1-ounce shot glass and then pour it into the bag. Put the popsicle bag into a high wall cup like a plastic cup. You’ll freeze the popsicles in the cup so they stand upright and allow you to create layers.
Repeat filling the ice pop bags ⅓ of the way up until you’ve filled 10 bags. Add the cups filled with the popsicles to the freezer to freeze for 4-6 hours or until hard.
Don’t overstuff your cups or it will take longer to freeze. I used 3 cups to make this many.
Once the blue layer has frozen, move on to the white layer. The white layer is a piña colada layer. In a measuring cup, stir together 9 ounces of Master of Mixes Piña Colada Mix and 1 ounce of white rum until combined. Taking the ice pop bags with the frozen blue layer, pour the white mixture into the bag, filling it up another ⅓ of the way.
As you fill all the popsicles in the cups with the piña colada mixture, add them back to the freezer. Don’t wait to finish all of the popsicles in all the cups because the mixture will start to melt the next layer. When done, let the popsicles freeze for another 4-6 hours or until hard.
Once the white layer has frozen, you’ll be ready for the final layer. The red layer is a watermelon daiquiri layer. Mix together in a measuring cup 9 ounces of Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mix with 1 ounce of white rum. Stir until well combined. Repeating the previous method, pour the red layer on top of the frozen white layer, filling the final ⅓ of the bag or until you reach the fill line on the popsicle bag. Freeze all of the popsicles for a final 4-6 hours or until hard.
Once the red mixture is completely firm, they are ready to serve. Serve straight from the freezer!
Boozy Rum Red, White, and Blue Popsicles made with Master of Mixes Products.
- 3 ounces White Rum (divided into thirds)
- 2 ounces Master of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Blue Curaçao
- 7 ounces Lemonade
- 9 ounces Master of Mixes Piña Colada Mix
- 9 ounces Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mix
Into a measuring cup mix together 1 ounce of white rum, Master of Mixes Cocktail Essentials Blue Curaçao, and the lemonade until combined.
Pour 1 ounce into the bottom of 10 ice pop bags. Add the ice pop bags to high wall plastic cups to freeze standing up. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until completely frozen.
Into a measuring cup mix together 1 ounce of white rum and Master of Mixes Piña Colada Mix until combined.
Pour 1 ounce of the white mixture on top of the blue layer in the 10 ice pop bags. Causing a layering effect. Add the ice pop bags back into the high wall plastic cups to freeze standing up. Add back to the freeze immediately and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the white layer is completely frozen.
Into a measuring cup mix together 1 ounce of white rum and Master of Mixes Watermelon Daiquiri/Margarita Mix until combined.
Pour 1 ounce of the red mixture on top of the white layer in the 10 ice pop bags. Add the ice pop bags back into the high wall plastic cups to freeze standing up. Add back to the freeze immediately and freeze for 4-6 hours or until the red layer is completely frozen.
Once the ice pops are frozen they are ready to serve. Serve immediately out of the freezer.
Going to have kids around? Label your popsicle bags before you fill them to let kiddos know they are for “Adults Only!” or make them non-alcoholic by removing the alcohol. Then up the use of mixers by one ounce in each layer.
There is ⅓ of an ounce of rum in each popsicle, so if it’s extra hot out, you’re fine having more than one. I remember in the deep of those Georgia summers sometimes one popsicle was not enough. Living in Texas now, the same is still true. What I love about these is that each layer is a delicious bite of a different rum cocktail. The watermelon daiquiri layer is refreshing and sweet, the piña colada is creamy and tropical, and the blue lemonade is icy and tart. I’m not sure which layer I love more, but they do bring me back to those sweet summers when I was younger. If you make these, you’ll have to come back and tell me which layer is your favorite!
You could get creative and make a lot of different flavor and color combinations with this recipe. With more than 20 flavors from Master of Mixes including Margarita, Sweet & Sour, Strawberry Daiquiri and more, they deliver the ultimate premium mixers that are non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and made with real fruit. Think popsicles in ombre pinks or unicorn colors! Fun right? Grab more entertaining ideas, like the BigBuckets, the only cocktail bucket to offer a patented Dispens-Rita Spout for frozen or on the rocks margaritas for your Memorial Day party by visiting MixologyPro.com.
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