Alcoholic popsicles bring adult twist to pool party favoritePosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Popsicles are an iconic summer treats for kids everyone and now you can turn that childhood love into an adult version of the snack.
Chef Israel Medina from Kelly's at Southbridge in Scottsdale showed 3TV's Scott Pasmore how to make the fruit and alcohol treats, and they're sure to be a hit at your next pool party.
Medina put fresh blueberries and a basil infused simple syrup in the blender, and then mixed in vodka. Even though alcohol itself doesn't freeze, the fruit and syrup mixture will ensure a frozen product and the signature popsicle texture everyone grew up loving.
Pour the mixture out into some kind of molding tray - Medina said they're available in a wide variety of shapes, but he went with the traditional popsicle rectangles - and let the freezer do the rest of the work. Let them freeze for an hour before placing the popsicle stick in, or else it'll go all the way through. After a night in the freezer, the popsicles will be good to go.
Kelly's at Southbridge serves the popsicles with wine, in the blueberry and basil flavor Medina made on the show and two others. For more information, visit the restaurant's website.