These little prosecco pops pack a punch! (I love alliteration…nerdy?) Anyway, I had planned on making these French 75 champagne popsicles which looked so yummy, but as I started into the recipe I realized it called for either gin or cognac and I’m not particularly a fan of either. So I did a little booze substitution with what I had on hand at the cottage and then added some OJ for colour.
My tip on this recipe is if you can remember to do it (or set a timer even?) stir the popsicles about 1-2hrs into freezing. When I made them all the dense Brandy sank to the tip of the popsicle and they were quite potent on the first taste.
If we get another blast of warm weather for labour day weekend I’m hoping to make some mimosa popsicles YUM!
- 1 1/2 cups Prosecco
- 2 oz. Brandy
- 2 oz. simple syrup
- 2 oz. lime juice
- orange juice
I found it best to add all the ingredients one by one into a measuring cup; easy to measure and easy to pour into the popsicle mold (and less dishes!)
- Using a 2 cup measuring cup add Prosecco, Brandy, simple syrup and lime juice.
- Top with orange juice to the 2 cup mark and gently stir.
- Pour mixture just slight over 3/4 full into each popsicle mold (leaving room for expansion during freezing) and insert popsicle sticks.
- If you can remember to do it, about 1-2 hours into the freezing process give each of the popsicles a little stir using either your popsicle sticks if they are long enough, or a stir stick. This just helps the alcohol from settling to the bottom
- Freeze time will depend on the size of your popsicle, but count on at least 4 hours.
- Remove from molds and enjoy!