When it’s hot out, there's nothing like an icy treat, ideally jazzed up with just a hint of liquor. Grown-up lollies have been all the rage this summer, showing up in a litany of flavors from banana and creamsicle to yuzu Margarita and as garnishes in sparkling wine and other drinks. So it’s finally time for the grown-ups to have a little fun, and these 10 Popsicles prove it.
It’s surprising that prosecco-flavored pops haven't always been de rigueur at beachside bars throughout the country. Barring that, the second-best solution is dunking a fresh fruit Popsicle right in a glass of bubbly, which is what they are doing at Dream Beach. This rooftop bar serves pineapple, peach or strawberry pops floating in a glass of Domaine Chandon or Moët & Chandon.
The spirit-on-a-stick flavors rotate at this New American restaurant in the Fell's Point section of Baltimore. Boozy Popsicle flavors currently include Creamsicle, made with orange vodka; cucumber and ginger infused with Hendrick's gin; a Tequila Sunrise; and a Bourbon Delight with bitters and Bulleit bourbon.
(image: Liz Csanady)