Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum….for Dirty Pirate Popsicles, of course!
These popsicles are a perfect summer treat with the Captain’s kick—and you can make them in the time it takes to say, “ARRRRR!”
When I saw this recipe from Endless Simmer
, I was taken back to my college years when I guzzled down Captain and Cokes (responsibly and while 21 years of age, of course). Who knew you could make a popsicle cocktail? A poptail, if you will? I’m officially obsessed and will be turning all of my favorite cocktails into poptails this summer.
Let’s get started on our Dirty Pirate Poptails
I heeded the advice from Endless Simmer and let my soda go flat as apparently the carbonation is bad for the freezing process. I left a few cans of Diet Coke (Yes, I used Diet Coke—cutting calories where I can!) open for a few hours until they were nice and flat.
I then measured out all my ingredients—Diet Coke, Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum, and Kahlua. And mixed them together.
And put them in my nifty popsicle molds that I picked up from Crate and Barrel
Freeze for two hours or more.
And then carefully take the popsicles out of the molds.
When displaying your pops, use a piece of Styrofoam or floral foam to stand up your pops.
I decorated the display area with free pirate bunting flags
and skull and crossbones flags
I also created a pirate ship template made out of construction paper to complete the pirate theme! Your poptails will look awesome riding around in a sweet pirate ship!
The popsicle tastes exactly like a rum and Coke and fits the Dirty Pirate name quite well. Serve these Dirty Pirate Popsicles as the perfect end to an outdoor spring BBQ. Your friends will love these unexpected treats!
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