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I had no idea that “poptails” were a thing until I read “Because Cocktails in a Cup Are So Last Year: Poptails Are the Next Big Thing.” (Be warned: There’s an auto-start video!)
Yeah, they’re basically frozen cocktails. So I decided to try to make my own. It went about as well as you can expect a “Megan project involving the kitchen” to go…
I saw that the original post had recipe suggestions, but… have I told you about my mom’s custom cocktail? She calls it the “Lala Lemonade” and it’s DELICIOUS. (For proof, just ask any of the Empire staffers who went on our offbeat retreat to my mom’s house in Maui.) It’s basically blueberry vodka, lemonade, and frozen blueberries. I figured since I had all the ingredients already, that it would make for a Megan-simple poptail recipe.
The only ice mold thingy that I had was the King Cube ice tray — usually used for whiskey drinking purposes. But I figured they’d be perfect to make frozen cockatails.
But… I only had one popsicle stick. So I cut that in half and MacGyver-ed a way to keep them from sinking down too far.
Aaaaaaaand then, after two days (yeah it took me that long) I remembered that vodka doesn’t freaking freeze! So I ended up with cocktail slushies. They were not good.
SO! To see the recipes for poptails that will actually work — I’m talking delicious freeze-friendly flavors like Mojito and Raspberry Greyhound poptails — Head over to Yahoo! (Once again, watch out for the auto-start video.)
Okay, Homies… what would you put in your poptails?