So there’s this trend out there right now where people turn their favorite boozy concoctions into popsicles and stuff.
I’m not really one to follow trends just because they’re popular (the elementary school lesson of “What is right is not always popular; what is popular is not always right,” YOU GUYS)… but this trend? It is so, so right. And in these waning summer days (sniffle), I’m not about to let this fad go down without a few more boozy pops in my near future – especially these fruity Sangria Popsicles
Sangria – that sweet, fruity, iced wine drink with bits of real fruit floating around in it – is the ultimate summer drink to me. It’s refreshing, unique and tastes like fruit juice for grownups. And in popsicle form, it’s even better! Here’s how to make it:
First, grab your ingredients, including whatever fruit you want to chop up and put in the popsicle. For this round, I chose apples, oranges, blackberries and grapes, but strawberries, peaches, raspberries, even pineapple works great, too.
Chop up about a cup of fruit (like a FRUIT NINJA).
Place the fruit in a small bowl or measuring cup, pour the red wine over it and let it soak for a few minutes. My favorite varietals for sangria are Tempranillo, Grenacha or Malbec, but feel free to use whatever wine you love!
Meanwhile, heat some orange juice, lemon juice and sugar in a small saucepan on the stovetop until the sugar is dissolved. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Strain the wine and the juices, reserving the fruit, into a large spouted measuring cup. Divide the reserved fruit evenly among your popsicle molds.
Pour the wine mixture into the molds and freeze until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.
There you have it. A trendy, tasty popsicle that’s perfect for cooling off, chilling out and celebrating these last summer days!Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!