Summertime, and the living is easy…or sweaty, stifling, and exhausting. Take your pick. If summer leaves you feeling less than refreshed and invigorated, there are two things that can help you get through this merciless season: booze and frozen treats. Combining alcohol with the chilly, sweet, smooth sensation of a float or popsicle is a sure-fire way to get your cool back. While you could hit up the local watering hole for its take on boozy treats, you may be too depleted (or dehydrated) to get dressed and brave the masses. Whip up one of these DIY boozy treats instead, and you’ll never be forced to leave the air-conditioned bliss of your living space (because you do have air conditioning…right?). Bring on the brain freeze!
Add the vodka, Liquor 43, cinnamon syrup, orange juice, Coolhaus Banana Foster ice cream, and crushed ice to a blender. Mix until smooth. Pour into a glass, then top with whipped cream and a cherry.
Recipe by Westbound bar manager Akos Orosz in partnership with Coolhaus.
Mix the Jägermeister, root beer, and orange blossom water. Top with ice cream and serve.
Recipe by Erin Sullivan of The Third Man.
Build in the glass and top with ice cream and dry vanilla soda. Garnish with Campari syrup, orange peel, and sprinkles if desired.
Recipe by Pamela Wiznitzer of Seamstress.
Make simple syrup by bringing sugar and water to a boil in small saucepan; simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour into popsicle molds, place the sticks in the popsicles and freeze overnight. Makes about 12 pops.
Recipe by Professor Pops on behalf of the “Patrón the Summer” campaign.
Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth, then pour into popsicle molds. Place the sticks in the popsicles and freeze overnight. Makes about 12 pops.