Boozy Campari Citrus Pops
Remember the childhood joy of slurping an icy popsicle on a hot day? These pretty pastel pops serve up summer nostalgia with a boozy adult twist.
The secret ingredient is Campari, the scarlet Italian aperitif made from herbs, spices and fruit. It’s traditionally served over ice with soda water and a slice of lime or a splash of juice. A great summer barbecue drink, Campari is refreshing in the heat and mild enough (25 percent alcohol) you can sip it all afternoon without worries.
The pops are sweeter, fruitier and just plain fun. All you need is four ingredients and a couple of kiddie popsicle molds from the 99 cent store.
The pink grapefruit pops are perfect for Campari lovers – tart, with the alcohol’s distinctly bittersweet flavor. If they were served in a little glass at a fancy restaurant you’d call them palate cleansing. The orange versions are sweeter, a mouthful of frosty orange with a just a little extra something. Mix up a batch of each – popsicles never felt so classy (the full recipe’s available on The Kitchn).