End of Summer Drinks!

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  We’re toasting the end of the summer!   Mary Mercier from the Yard Tavern in South Hadley made some simple summer drinks with a twist.
Labor Day Lemonade Poptail
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 oz V-1 Vodka
  • 1/4 oz Elderflower liqueur
  • 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice

1. Place all ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.
Dirty Pirate Poptail

  • 2 1/2 cups Coke
  • 1/3 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua

1. Place all ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.
Beer Float Poptail

  • 1 pt Guiness Stout
  • 2 Tbls Chocolate Syrup
  • 1 ½ cups of vanilla ice cream

1.Combine chocolate sauce and beer, fill popsicle mold or cup quarter of the way up with beer mixture. Place 1-2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream into form, pour beer on top. Using butter knife gently stir ice cream into beer. Keep in mind the carbonation from the beer will push some of the ice cream to the top.
2. Freeze for about 2 hours or until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds

Lemon Blueberry Poptail

  • 1 pint of lemon sorbet
  • 4 oz of limoncello
  • 2 oz citrus vodka
  • 2 ¼ oz blueberries
  • 4 oz lemonade

1. Place lemon sorbet, limoncello and vodka in a blender and process until smooth. Set aside.
2. Place blueberries and lemonade in a blender and process until smooth. Pour blueberry mixture into liquid measuring cup or a cup with a spout for easy pouring.
3. Fill mold ¾ of the way up with limoncello mixture. Slowly and carefully pour blueberry mixture against side walls of mold for a layered effect.
4. Cover top of popsicle form with foil and cut a tiny hole in the center of each well. Place popsicle stick through the hole.
5. Place in freezer until frozen. To release popsicles, run hot water over outside of mold for 2-3 seconds.

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