Summertime is a perfect time to turn your favorite cocktails into ‘poptails’ or boozy popsicles. This classic is tasty and refreshing: Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles. With a little trick your popsicles will turn out perfectly every time!
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 frozen sangria that are so refreshing! Jack and Mexican Coke popsicles seemed an obvious choice to make!
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.
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. It seemed time to share another 2-ingredient winner for adults only this time!
Today’s Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles are another easy-peasy popsicle that is a boozy familiar. 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.
Mexican Coke has a cult following and has been growing in popularity over the past few years making it more widely available for purchase. Most grocery and chain stores carry it (a friend buys cases at Home Depot of all places) 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!
Jack and Mexican Coke Popsicles
Your favorite cocktail has been transformed into refreshing popsicle. They are very easy to make and take the heat out of the most brutal summer day.
- 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.
- 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.
- Freeze for several hours or overnight. Run hot water for a few seconds on the outside of the mold to release pops!