Popsicles: they’re not just for kids anymore. There’s no better way to refresh yourself with a nice cocktail on a hot summer day than by eating it in boozy popsicle form. Alcohol doesn’t freeze you say? As long as there’s a proper ratio with a non-alcoholic mixer (i.e. juice) it will work just fine. I’m generally not a red wine drinker (Riesling all the way) but when it’s sweetened, mixed with juice and soaked into fruit, it’s my favorite. These turned out exactly as I’d hoped: sangria on a stick! The chunks of fruit in it are super tasty. Perfect for lounging poolside, relaxing on an Adirondack chair on your front porch or treating your guests at a backyard soiree.
I have had the same popsicle molds for a few years now and I have no recollection of where I bought them anymore (Target? Walmart? Wegmans?) but they look exactly like these ones I found on Amazon. Mine each hold about ½ cup of liquid. If you have larger molds you may want to change the serving size. If you don’t have popsicle molds you could always use Dixie cups and wooden popsicle sticks, but I think popsicle molds are a great investment so I recommend just getting a set!
I know my blog readers live all over, but for those of you from the Western New York area, I want to give a shout out to Neil, owner of The Wine Room in Williamsville. Neil is exceptionally friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. If you tell him a little bit about what you’re looking for he will find you exactly what you want in moments. I know lots of Williamsville residents already think of Neil as “their” wine guy, but I’m going to put that claim on him too. I told him I wanted to make Sangria Popsicles and he immediately lead me to a dry Spanish red wine called Don Ramon Campo De Borja. I never would have chosen it on my own but it was absolutely perfect. Thanks Neil, your shop is the best and you have my business!
Sangria PopsiclesSource: adapted from ihavenet
½ c diced apples
½ a medium orange, cut into small pieces
¾ c red wine (I used Don Ramon Campo De Borja)
¾ c Trop 50 Orange Juice
3 T sugar
¼ c freshly squeezed lemon juice ( I got this much out of one large lemon with my wooden reamer)
1. In a small bowl, Poor the wine over the diced apple and orange pieces. Let soak for at least 10 minutes.
2. In a separate medium bowl, combine the orange juice, sugar and lemon juice and stir in the sugar. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, 2-3 times or until the sugar is dissolved. Stir again and let cool for several minutes.
3. Add the wine & fruit mixture to the orange juice mixture and stir to combine. Distribute the sangria mixture (fruit and liquid) evenly into 6 popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 8 hours. Enjoy!
Yields 6 servings. Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2 per serving