DIY: Stamped Message Boozy Popsicles
Posted on 25 May 2017
It's Memorial Day weekend, which means summer is here (!!!!!!), which means it's time to start thinking about some very important things, such as what delicious summer treats to make for outdoor parties!
First on our list this year is boozy popsicles! We cooked up (er, froze up) a recipe for a fancy Cucumber, St. Germain, Gin and Tonic popsicle that's definitely a step up from your classic summer pops. But for a nod to those old-school frozen treats we all love, we added a stamped message to the sticks of our pops. It's such a fun and unexpected way to crack up your guests with a silly saying or a personalized message to the guest of honor.
This is a super quick and easy project that you can whip up in less than an hour. Just be sure to start the day before your party to allow for freezing time!
What You'll Need
The essential items you'll need for this project are popsicle molds, popsicle sticks, letter stamps, a food-safe marker, and of course all the ingredients required for the recipe (more on that below).
Stamping the Sticks
Boozy popsicles are fun and all, but boozy popsicles with personalized sticks are so much better! You can stamp your sticks with just about anything, but depending on the size of your letter stamps, 6-10 characters is about all that will fit on the stick.
Once you pick the phrase you plan to stamp, just spell out your words with letter stamps, and use the food-safe marker to apply ink to the stamps.
Then just stamp away!
Now all that's left to do is mix up a quick batch of liquid fillin's. Our delicious recipe for Cucumber, St. Germain, Gin and Tonic is below, but you can use almost any cocktail of your choice. (The basic rule is that your mixture should be 20% booze for it to freeze fully.)
Once your recipe is mixed up, fill your molds to about 1/4" from the top....
Add a cumber slice to each compartment...
Then place the lid on your popsicle mold and add the sticks. Be sure to keep the stamped letters from touching the popsicle liquid, or the ink will bleed off the sticks. (Don't ask us how we know that...)
Now, just freeze those babies overnight and then they're ready to enjoy!
Recipe for Cucumber, St. Germain, Gin and Tonic Popsicles
This recipe makes about 4 cups of liquid, which is the perfect amount to fill our 10-pop mold. If you're not sure of the capacity of your mold, fill a measuring cup with water and use it to fill the molds; just keep track of how many cups it takes to fill your molds, then plan your recipe quantity accordingly.
- 1/2 cup gin
- 1/4 cup St. Germain elderflower liquer
- juice of 3-4 limes
- 1 liter tonic
- 2 splashes grenadine
- 10 slices cucumber
In a 4-cup capacity measuring cup or pitcher, combine the gin, St. Germain, lime juice, and top off with enough tonic to measure 4 cups combined. Stir lightly just to combine.
Pour out 1 cup of this mixture into another container and to it add about 2 splashes Grenadine (just enough to tint the liquid pink). Pour this pink mixture into the molds; it should fill about 1/4" of the bottom of the molds.
Place the partially filled mold in the freezer, setting the mold on an angle so the pink mixture will freeze on an angle. Allow to freeze fully, about 3 hours. (Meanwhile, place the remaining 3 cups of gin and tonic mixture in the fridge to chill.)
Remove mold from freezer, and top off each section with the chilled gin and tonic mixture, filling to about 1/4" from the top of the mold. Place a cucumber in each mold. Put the top of the mold in place and add a stick to each popsicle, being careful to keep the stamped areas out of the liquid.
Allow to freeze overnight, then simply remove the pops from the mold and enjoy!
(Ps: If you make this recipe and post pictures, be sure to tag us @brooklyncraftcompany and #brooklyncraftcompany. We love to see what you do with our DIYs!)