Summer is the perfect time to travel, but it’s also the most expensive time to travel. I try to get away for a good part of the summer, especially since my birthday is over the summer, but even I am chilling out for most of this summer because I’ve got a bit of travel fatigue. But that doesn’t mean I won’t be taking small getaways and doing travel-inspired things or even being a tourist in my own town. And since summer is also the perfect time for cocktails and brunch and popsicles, I figured, why not try some travel-inspired boozy pops. Alcohol popsicles folks… what could be better! From Costa Rica to India to London to Mexico, I plan to get my virtual travel on, so I am going to be making and trying these boozy popsicles all summer. You’re welcome.
Kentucky is known for its bourbon and these popsicles combine chocolate and bourbon! Yum! Enjoy your visit to bourbon country!
Take a trip to Mexico through these ice pops with some sweet heat and tequila! And who doesn’t love a good combo of sweet AND heat? Photo courtesy of Southern Fatty.
Did you know the mojito was born in Havana, Cuba? This ice pop will take you there for sure!
Give Ireland a visit with these popsicles! Irish coffee is a hot coffee cocktail with Irish whiskey and sugar, topped with cream.
The bellini is made with Prosecco and peach purée or nectar. The first bellini was served in Venice, Italy, but this ice pop will make you feel like you went for a visit. Photo courtesy of Mom on the Side.
Seriously, who doesn’t love sangria? Sangria is a traditional Spanish drink, but the creator of this delicious popsicle says that it reminds her of her travels in Italy!
This popsicle was inspired by a watermelon mojito that was a favorite on a Costa Rican vacation. Courtesy of Boulder Locavore.
I don’t think it’s a secret that the Bahama Mama is from the Bahamas.
The national drink of Puerto Rico is the Piña Colada! Pretend you’re on vacation while treating yourself to this popsicle!
Enjoy a mimosa popsicle at brunch and imagine yourself exploring France. After all, that’s where the mimosa was first created.
Vodka originated in Poland and Russia, but you don’t have to actually go there to enjoy it! Make these ice vodka popsicles for a yummy summer treat!
The Paloma is Mexico’s National Drink. Let’s pretend you’re hanging out on a beautiful beach in Mexico while you’re enjoying these popsicles that taste just like a Paloma.
These popsicles are made with Pimm’s, a brand of gin-based fruit cup, but may also be considered a liqueur, that was created in London. Photo courtesy of The Little Epicurean.
Take an imaginary trip to Spain through these popsicles. Tinto de verano is a cold, wine-based drink popular in Spain, and similar to sangria, but even simpler!
These super fun popsicles are a spin on a favorite cocktail that is made with Curaçao, which is a liqueur made with the dried peels of the Laraha citrus fruit, grown only on the island of Curaçao! Courtesy of Boulder Locavore.
The Mai Tai originated in California and even though I live here, it’s nice to embrace this tropical beverage and feel like I’m on vacay. For those who aren’t here, enjoy these popsicles and wish away!
Of course, these red, white, and blue popsicles are a nod to the United States!
These creamy popsicles are a grown-up spin on a mango lassi, a traditional drink from the Indian subcontinent. Mango and rum are two of my favorite things, so this is the first one I’m trying this summer!
Technically, the gin and tonic cocktail was invented by the Dutch, but it’s often associated with London. Whichever place you want to pretend you’re visiting while enjoying these ice pops is cool with me!
White Russians have cream, while Black Russians do not. Both drinks, however, were created in Brussels!
Travel-Inspired Boozy Popsicles for Summer
So sound off and let me know which of these travel inspired boozy popsicle recipes is a winner for you. Have a refreshing summer!