Must Have Icy Arnold Palmer For Grownup Popsicles

May 22, 2016

It's hot outside. We want a cold, delicious ice pop as a reward for all the hard garden work we are accomplishing. These Arnold Palmer Ice Pops are the perfect answer to a long day out in the sun. Careful to only share them with your adult friends though, they have a boozy kick from the vodka. Tasty and just for the big kids

Arnold Palmer Ice Pops

My family spends a lot of time watching golf in the summer time. Especially my dad who enjoys doing so with his eyes closed while horizontal on the couch. I'm not much of a golfer, but I do applaud the golfer-inspired beverage choices like the Arnold Palmer. Especially frozen and combined with vodka.
Arnold Palmer Pops
What You Need:
1 cup Iced Tea (I used the Turkey Hill brand. It has a slight lemony-sweetness that is not overpowering)
3 large lemons
1 part minty simple syrup
1 cup water
2 parts vodka - divided equally among the iced tea and lemonade
Equipment: Cone shaped paper cups or popsicle forms; popsicle sticks
What To Do:
To make the lemonade, squeeze the juice from three large lemons into a pitcher. 
Add in one part minty simple syrup (you can use more if you like your lemonade sweeter, so give it a taste) and the 1 cup of water and remaining 1 part vodka. 
Place it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh while you're dealing with the iced tea portion.
Combine the Iced tea and 1 part vodka in a small pitcher or measuring cup.
Pour this mixture into your popsicle forms, only filling them half way.
Pop your half-filled forms in the freezer. When they are starting to freeze but still slushy (give them about 2 hours), stick the popsicle sticks into the centers of each form so that they stand upright.
After the iced tea half-popsicles have frozen, pour the rest of the molds full with the lemonade.
This is how you will get the two-toned effect you see in the photo.
Let them freeze overnight.

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