Meet pop-tails, the unofficial summer mascot of, "It's five o'clock somewhere."
Lately, it feels like boozy ice pops have been popping up (sorry) everywhere (here, here, and here, to name a few), and while we love the idea of alcohol in a nostalgic treat, there was only one problem: We didn't have any. The trouble with boozy pops is that they take planning, and the amount of time between "I'd love a boozy pop" and removing a perfectly frozen ice pop from the refrigerator can feel like an eternity. So we thought, what would happen if we put non-boozy ice pops straight into a cocktail?
We'd heard talk of bars that serve ice pops in prosecco, so we decided to create some of our own—and the results were better than we could have hoped for, for several reasons:
Once we'd experimented with flavors and settled on a few winning concoctions (because why have a test kitchen if not for experimenting with ice pop cocktails at 9 in the morning?), we had to come up with a name. Here are just a few of the suggestions that floated around the company chat room: coldflavorsicle, ice-pep, gloriosity stick, lick-euer, freezeithing, and pop-tail. We're not sure which one will stick (sorry, again). More importantly, here are some combinations to get you started:
What's your favorite pop-tail combination? Do you have a better name? Tell us in the comments below!
Photo by James Ransom