Jack and {Mexican} Coke Popsicles

Jack Daniels and Mexican Coke Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

I don’t think I’ve actually ever purchased a bottle of Jack Daniels until now.  It interweaves easily into homemade barbecue sauce recipes and seemed a good boozy staple to have on hand.  One of the more innovative on-the-fly recipes created at BBQU with Steven Raichlen was a smoked duck live pate which was blended with butter and Jack Daniels (as well as some other tasty ingredients).  That may have been what sealed the deal for me making it a sure staple in my grilling arsenal.

Jack Daniels Whiskey for Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

We are in the peak of summer heat.  I had parked my car for an 11 a.m. appointment this past week and when I returned at noon my thermometer registered 101 degrees.  As I began to drive, air conditioner cranked up, I kept glancing at the gauge thinking it could not be that hot really, it must have been due to the car sitting in the sun for an hour.  The gauge never lowered.  When it’s that hot I head for the cool of our basement media center and let anything on the ground floor or higher wait until evening.  Unless there is a refreshing treat waiting in my freezer!

I must admit as much as I love a refreshing, well-flavored cocktail during summer’s dog days, I love it more in frozen form.  There is nothing quite like ending a day of outings or driving to and fro by pulling out an icy popsicle of my favorite cocktail.  Some of my all-time fave’s have been the Zooquila Fresca (a Paloma on a stick inspired by a local fundraiser at the Denver Zoo), Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito popsicles and Guava-Lime Mojito popsicles If you are a wine drinker the Summer White Wine Fruit popsicles are a bit like frozen sangria!

Jack Daniels and Mexican Coke Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

One of the most popular popsicles on Boulder Locavore are Root Beer Float popsicles.  Who doesn’t love a root beer float especially in the summer?  Just as easy to make as the float, the popsicles only have two ingredients, root beer and vanilla ice cream.  Readers have loved them.

Mexican Coke for Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles - BoulderLocavore.com

Today I have another easy-peasy popsicle that is a boozy familiar: Jack and {Mexican} Coke popsicles.  There is something direct and straightforward about Jack and Coke.  It’s doesn’t mince words, it just delivers.  I’m a personal fan of Mexican Coke due to the natural cane sugar used and the nostalgia of drinking from the bottle can’t be beat.  It has a cult following and has been growing in popularity over the past few years making it more widely available.  Most grocery and chain stores carry it and is identified by the word ‘Hecho en Mexico’ on the bottle.  As easy as pouring the classic cocktail, the ingredients are poured into the popsicle molds and in a few hours you’ll be eating your cocktail!

Mexican Coke or MexiCoke identifying mark - BoulderLocavore.com

Jack and {Mexican} Coke Popsicles

Yield: 10 - 2 1/2 ounce popsicles


  • 5 fluid ounces Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • 20 fluid ounces Mexican Coke, flattened (pour into a bowl and allow to sit until no more carbonation is present; about 1 hour)


  1. Pour 1/2 ounce of Jack Daniels into each popsicle mold. Pour 2 ounces of the flattened Coke into the mold; stir with an extra popsicle stick.
  2. Cover and insert wooden sticks. Tip: applying a layer of foil over the top of the mold or lid of the mold allows placement of wooden sticks and they will not float out of the mold.
  3. Freeze for several hours or overnight. Run hot water for a few seconds on the outside of the mold to release pops!


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