Moscow Mule Popsicles aren’t terribly photogenic. They’re kind of pale, even x-ray-ish. So I had me some fun with photo filters and color saturation, because if you can’t have fun with pictures of popsicles, what’s the point, right?
If you haven’t tried a Moscow Mule at your local tavern, and you like your alcoholic beverages to tickle your nose, you should really try one. At the very least, do try to find yourself a local tavern and call it such. Think Miss Kitty. Not Hello Kitty, people. Miss Kitty from TV Land. Once you do find yourself that tavern where everyone will know your name, and try a Moscow Mule, the idea of having same in the form of a popsicle will seem genius.
Iced spice, these could be called, (says Yoda, evidently). The peppery ginger in an icy pop is just what’s needed in these 100+ degree last days of summer. Not to mention convention summer. Vodka straight up is required for convention summer.
The thing about “boozy popsicles”: they aren’t all that boozy. To get them to freeze, you need to use 20% or less of alcohol for every eight ounces of other liquid. My popsicle mold makes 3 ounce popsicles, so that’s not a whole lotta vodka in each one, which means you can eat several at a time. Right? Miss Kitty would agree, I’m quite sure.
Just ginger beer, a couple of limes, some good vodka and a few hours patiently waiting for them to freeze – that’s all you need. Heck, even crappy vodka will do.
MOSCOW MULE POPSICLES
aka: Iced Spice Pops
2 cups of ginger beer (I used
3 ounces of vodka
2 limes, juiced (3 tablespoons)
Stir it all together, then pour into your popsicle molds.
Freeze at least 8 hours.
Sometimes, you need to dip your mold into warm water quickly, so they’ll come out. I didn’t have to do that with these. They came right out like champs.