These Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles are a tropical, frozen twist on the classic G&T! Sweet, sour and bodaciously boozy, these poptails are the perfect way to cool off after a long, hot summer day!
Happy almost weekend!
Today I am going to keep things relatively short… but, for good reason.
If you loyally follow (and actually read) this blog, you know Boy and I recently moved into our brand spankin’ new, forever (until retirement) home.
Well, today the fence is FINALLY being installed! Wahoo!
Even though we just moved in 3 weeks ago, we have been waiting on the fence installation for twelve weeks.
As in roughly 2 ¾ months.
I couldn’t be more excited the fence is finally here, but I’m also very easily distracted. And right now men are banging away in my backyard while my fur-child is running around howling like a lunatic. Obviously the current environment isn’t the most conducive for my productivity.
So instead of all the chit chat, let’s simply quench our #ThirstyThursday thirst with popsicles.
Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles
Aka G&T POPTAILS.
Basically these popsicles are your classic gin and tonic cocktails gone gloriously rogue.
Fruity, sweet and sour with smooth nuances of tropical mango, a hint of boozy gin and tonic vibes and magnificent, big ‘ole slices of sweet strawberries.
Refreshing, vibrant, and doubling as cocktails AND dessert, these popsicles are how you WIN at LIFE.
… Or at least win at #ThirstyThursday. 😉
Notes, Tips & Tricks to make the best Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles recipe:
- The recipe below calls for 2 cups of peeled and cubed mango, which is roughly 2 average sized mangoes. While I highly encourage you to use fresh, ripe mangoes you can absolutely substitute frozen mango cubes if desired.
- You can use any kind of tonic water you would like. I used diet tonic water in my popsicles and they turned out delish. If you are more of a Gin Rickey person, you can absolutely substitute club soda for the tonic.
- Lime Juice Cordial is simply sweetened lime juice. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store near the mixers, juice or grenadine. I’ve used this one before. But, if you can’t find it, don’t want to buy it, or simply want to make it yourself (<– High five for you!), I have included how to DIY in the notes section of the recipe below.
- I recommend dividing half the strawberry slices between the popsicle molds, pouring the mango cocktail mix into the molds, and then dropping in the remaining strawberry slices. Layering the strawberries in steps will help keep them suspended and prevent them from all sinking to the bottom.
- The recipe below yields approximately 8-10 popsicles. It will largely depend on the size of your popsicle mold and how many strawberry slices you add to each. I added about 4 slices of strawberry to each mold and ended up with 9 popsicles.
- If you have a hard time removing the popsicles from the mold, run the sides of the mold under room temperature water for 30 seconds or so.
Tropical, boozy and guaranteed to help you chillax, these Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles belong in your life! Get it while the summer gettin’ is still good, friends.
Until next week, cheers – to cocktails on a stick.
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How to make Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles at home 👇
Strawberry Mango Gin and Tonic Boozy Popsicles
- 2 Cups Ripe Mangos – peeled and cubed (about 2 mangos)*
- 8-10 Fresh Strawberries – thinly sliced
- ¼ Cup Gin
- 1 Cup Tonic Water*
- ¼ Cup Lime Juice Cordial*
- In a blender, combine cubed mango with gin, tonic and lime juice cordial. Blend until completely smooth.
- Divide half the strawberry slices between popsicle molds.
- Pour the mango cocktail mix into popsicle molds and fill with remaining slices of strawberries.
- Transfer molds to freezer and freeze for 1 hour, or until just slightly firm.
- Remove molds and insert a popsicle stick into the center of each mold.
- Return molds to the freezer and freeze until completely firm, about 4+ hours.
- Remove popsicle from molds* and enjoy!
- In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly. Boil just long enough for the sugar to dissolve.
- Remove from the heat and let sit until it reaches room temperature. Stir in the lime juice transfer to a covered container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
LILLY GORMAN says
Oh yummy, this is my favourite flavour! I have to try them!
Kevin | Keviniscooking says
High Five indeed on the fence, that would have driven me batty. We need a chat update on stuff, maybe I’ll call you later tomorrow? These are gorgeous, too BTW. 🙂
Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cotted says
Cheyanne these are so beautiful and I swear they glow! These would be so perfect on one of our hot summer days but I have a feeling I would need more than one 😉 . Take care.
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Hey Cheyanne, Congrats on the new fence and your new forever HOME of course 🙂 I’m sure you and the fur children are enjoying it by now while eating one of these amazing looking popsicles. I could sure get into a couple of these Right about now. Enjoy the weekend friend!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Hooray for a new fence! I could definitely “cheers” with you with these popsicles! I love the cheerful colors and the strawberry mango combination sounds so yummy! Have a fabulous weekend!
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Absolutely beautiful! Bright golden and vibrant red are amazing together. Wish we had a hot summer over here..what we have here is just RAIN….so far, I still haven’t had any ice treat this year…too cold for that..sighs..
Thao @ In Good Flavor says
It’s chaotic and stressful, but I love the feeling of being in a new home. So exciting!! I hope your fence was worth the wait!! These popsicles are bodacious, boozy, and beautiful…almost too pretty to eat…but wouldn’t have any problem downing them! You know how to make popsicles right, Chey! 🙂
Congrats on getting your fence installed! My dog goes crazy when anything goes on in the yard so I get it. 🙂 These pops are like rays of sunshine — they’re so pretty! I’d rather eat gin and tonic than drink it any day especially with mango and strawberry! I’m currently wishing I had one right now…it’s so hot!
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is says
Woohoo to the fencer! I’m sure it’s such a victory in the new house 🙂 Hopefully you enjoyed one of these insanely delicious popsicles while the fence finishes getting installed. I’m all about the boozy treats – and this one is absolutely gorgeous, and sounds so refreshing! Cheers to these. Have a great weekend!
Please tell me the secret to getting your fruit not to float to the bottom on your popsicles. No matter what I do I can’t figure it out. super excited about your move to your forever home!!! High-5 on the fence finally being installed. You should eat one of these delicious boozy popsicles leaning against your new fence 🙂
Cheyanne Bany says
My not-so-secret secret is I layer the strawberries and the liquid, Mary! I included that tip in the recipe. If you take half the strawberries and add them to the mold, then add the mojito gin and tonic mixture, then drop in the remaining strawberries slices, the strawberries should stay suspended like you see here. I do that with all the fruit and liquid mixtures for my popsicles! 🙂 Thanks for the comment and question, friend!
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
Yay for boozy popsicles, Cheyanne! And yay for the new fence – I had the same thing when i moved – couldn’t wait till it was done so my dog could come in the yard with me. Gorgeous pictures!
Jessica @ Citrus & Delicious says
Look at this adult refreshment on a stick!!! I love it! And HOMEOWNERSHIP!! How on earth did I miss this?! Congratulations 😀 I’m so ready to get married, be done with “wedding planning” and moving on to the part where we can have a house of our own too. I’m going to get a big ol’ freezer and stuff it full of all your delicious popsicle recipes!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These boozy popsicles look wonderful! Perfect for summer 🙂
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says
First, hooraaaayyyy for your fence! I’m glad I’m not the only one whose dog loses her mind when people are working in the yard :). Second, WHAAAAT? How did you make my favorite G&T even better? I’m adding mangoes to my shopping list now so I can enjoy these this weekend. Brilliant! Happy almost-Friday, Chey!
[email protected] says
You had me at bodaciously boozy! I love how chilly they look! And the combination strawberry and mango is nothin’ but summer! YUM! Have a lovely weekend, my friend! xoxo
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
Boozy popsicles are definitely the way to go! I love the bright colors here and all those fruity flavors – YUM! I hope the fence gets finished up quickly so fur-baby can run free and play outside!! Have a fabulous weekend my friend! XO
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Gin and tonics are my cocktail of choice Chey, so these beauties will be happening very soon at my house! So fun! I love the strawberry and mango combo too. I can taste them already! Can’t wait to try. Happy Thirsty Thursday. So happy you finally got your new fence!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Yay for getting a fence installed! That’s always a good feeling. And an even bigger yay for these gorgeous pops! I love that you made a boozy version for Thirsty Thursday! Just what i need today! And the strawberry mango color is just gorgeous. I’ll take the entire batch, please! Pinned Hope you have a great weekend, friend!