Some people will tell you the best part of being a grown-up is the wisdom that comes with life experiences, or the freedom of being the mistress of your own destiny. These are all well and good, but they are not the best.
The best part of being a grown-up is making irresponsible choices about food. Ice cream for breakfast? Why not – nobody owns you! An entire box of mac ‘n’ cheese with a ham steak, peas and mushrooms all to yourself at 2:00am, eating it straight from the pot? Hey, that’s your name on the grocery bill, there, sir, chow down! More importantly, BOOZE IN MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD SUMMER TREATS? Sign me up and ship me the fuck out, ’cause this boat is about to set sail on the good ship Boozy-Pop!
I may call this particular example “Wine Cooler Ice Pops” but let’s be real – you can make a batch of mojito’s, mimosa’s, fuzzy naval’s, AMF’s or whatever your poison is, freeze them in Popsicle molds and they’re all the same: Booze Pops!
The inspiration behind this particular recipe came from a bottle of Gallo Chardonnay that’d been sitting my fridge taking up space without paying me adequate rent. I’ll be the first person to tell you that a cheap price does not equate cheap tasting wine, but Gallo seems to be the exception.
Chop up some fresh raspberries and fill the ice pop molds about 3/4th the way up.
In a 2 cup Pyrex measuring glass, add 3/4th c. white wine and the rest of it with Sprite “natural” (or Ginger Ale, or 7up)
Using a funnel, carefully pour the liquid into the molds
Snap on lids, stick in freezer and anxiously wait frozen boozy fruity goodness.
I had quite a bit of leftover mixture – I think I’ll have 10 ice pops out of it altogether.