Citrus Sangria Popsicles are the perfect way to celebrate the inevitable end of summer. These boozy popsicles are sweet, tangy and feel just like you’re sipping on a glass of traditional sangria. They’re made with a citrus simple syrup, red wine, orange and lime juice with a pint of cinnamon. You’re end of summer get togethers will be a hit with these popsicles!
Before I studied abroad in Italy in college, I did not like red wine. I had?barely come to terms with liking white wine a little bit. However, when you’re in Italy, people buy bottles of wine at dinner because it’s much cheaper than buy the glass. And when I say bottles, I do mean plural.
I learned that red wine is truly an acquired taste. I’ve tried to explain this to my husband, Steven, and after five years of marriage he’s finally starting to enjoy?some wines – though he still prefers beer 100%.
Of course, I quickly learned to love sangria, red wine’s sweet cousin. Whether it’s a white sangria or red, I’m in. Sangria can be dangerous though, because it’s so sweet. If you’re not careful, you’ll have drank an entire pitcher of it by yourself (not speaking from experience,?of course…). So when my blog pals and I were discussing our monthly cocktail post, my mind immediately went to a sangria popsicle. Ps, you can see our past collaborations here: Pitcher Drinks, Patriotic Cocktails, Margaritas, and New Year’s Cocktails.
This recipe starts as all of my recent favorite cocktails do, with a quick simple syrup. This particular one combines slices of lemon, orange and lime with a bit of water and sugar. Your house will smell heavenly afterwards, too! I ended up adding more citrus peels and slices to the pot after I took the syrup out, added water and simmered it for the rest of the evening!
The rest of the recipe couldn’t be simpler. Mix together red wine (any blend), orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon. Freeze in your for at least four hours. And enjoy these light, sweet boozy sangria popsicles!
Ready for the official recipe to make your own?
- 1 cup red wine
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ lime juice
- ½ lemon, cut into slices, then slices quartered
- ½ orange,?cut into slices, then slices quartered
- ½ lime,?cut into slices, then slices quartered
- ⅓ cup water
- ⅓ cup sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- Prepare your by putting one quarter of a slice of each citrus in each popsicle slot.
- In a , bring water, sugar and remaining citrus pieces to a small boil. Simmer until water is evaporated.
- Remove from stove, allow to cool, and then strain with a.
- In a medium bowl, stir together wine, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and cinnamon.
- Pour into popsicle molds, about 90% full.
- Freeze for 4+ hours before eating!
You can use non-alcoholic wine for a non-alcoholic version of this popsicle!
Be sure to check out my friend’s delicious boozy popsicle posts, too!
Peach Julep Popsicles from The Speckled Palate
Blackberry Mojito Popsicles from Feast + West
What is your favorite way to enjoy the end of summer?