One of my favorite summer party drinks is sangria! This fruity red wine beverage is a divine cold drink on a hot day and ideal for making in large batches to share with friends! One sunny day sitting poolside, it occurred to me that a Sangria Popsicle would be an amazing frozen treat for all the adults at our party! Today, join me as I share my recipe for this delightfully boozy summer indulgence.
Call it what you want… an ice pop, a popsicle, a winesicle, but I call it the perfect poolside treat for Mom during the hot summer months! There’s nothing better than a boozy frozen treat to share with friends and these sweet desserts are sure to impress your besties! Let me show you my favorite versatile red wine sangria recipe and how easy it is to turn it into something spectacular!
Sangria Popsicle Ingredients
I’m a total red wine lover, but let’s be honest, it’s not always enjoyable to drink red wine when it’s blazing hot outside! But if you freeze that red wine… well that’s a totally different story! You may have a favorite sangria recipe already, but if not, feel free to borrow mine and adapt it to your tastes. You can swap out red wine for white or change out the berries depending on what you have on hand. I promise it will be delicious any way you make it. Here’s what I used:
- Red Wine (I had a bottle of Shiraz on hand – the same kind we used at my Wine Tasting Party that everyone raved about)
- Ginger Ale
You’ll begin by pouring your bottle of wine into a pitcher that can be refrigerated and slicing your lemons and oranges. Pour a shot of bourbon and have your sugar on standby. Next comes the hard part… add it all to your pitcher and stir! 🙂
If you don’t have bourbon on hand, you can use whisky or brandy. I’ve seen other sangria recipes that use cognac, St. Germain, Grand Marnier or even Peach Schnapps. Seriously, use whatever you like and have on hand. Summer is all about being easy breezy!
And that’s all you need to do initially. Ideally, you’ve planned a little bit ahead and you can refrigerate your sangria for 24 hours. That will allow the flavor of the berries to be pulled out so it’s nice and fruity!
After your 24 hours of refrigeration, pull out your sangria. It should be looking and smelling divine! Now is also the time to pull out your popsicle molds. I had a few popsicle molds on hand, but if you need some new ones, I like this silicone set that makes 10 popsicles and this option to make ice pops.
Finally, add your Ginger Ale to give it some fizz and then fill your popsicle molds, allowing a little room at the top for them to expand when they freeze. Pop them in the freezer, do your best to wait patiently for them to harden and enjoy a glass of any sangria that’s left over!
I had more sangria than popsicle molds, so once the first batch froze, I removed them and stored them in the freezer, and then refilled my popsicle molds, using paper straws for the stick. You could also pour extra into large ice cube trays and add the frozen sangria to a margarita and swirl it in! Yum!
Once frozen, pull your popsicles out and enjoy! Be prepared to eat them quickly, especially if it’s hot outsize! Because of the high alcohol content, they melt extra fast.
I hope you give these a try this summer! They are perfect for a family pool party, girl’s night or just for yourself on a hot day! Be sure to Pin this recipe so you have quick access all summer long.