Three Boozy Popsicle Pinterest Fails (and possible remedies)

Some of the products mentioned were sent to us, but opinions are 100% ours and honest.

I’ve been creating a Pinterest board for years with recipes for boozy popsicles. It’s been one of my goals this summer to finally get around to making them. Thanks to Tovolo for sending a varity of their popsicle molds, there were no more excuses. Pinterest has tons of  inspirational photos. Who would have thought making popsicles for grownups would be so stinking hard?!?! Below are the three we made, learn from our mistakes and enjoy refreshing treats while it’s still hot outside!

#Pinterest Fail Number 1: Bailey’s & Coffee Popsicles

Baileys and Coffee Popsicles

By all accounts these should be super easy to make. Perhaps I messed up because I’m a sucker (pun intended) for cool branding. The Cold Brew Coffee from Califia seemed like a perfect fit to use. And since I love Vanilla vodka with my Baileys I thought for sure I had a winning combination. I poured each of them into the molds assuming everything was very freezable. WRONG!  Attempt #2 I stirred everything together prior to pouring in the mold. They still didn’t freeze. They came out more like a slushie. Which might not have been such a bad thing….. if they tasted better. Attempt #3 I used more Baileys and added a little sugar. Still complete fail on taste and freezing. Attempt #4 I started completely over with a fresh cup of regular coffee, some cream and sugar and just 2 tablespoons of Baileys. Online advice was not to go overboard on booze no matter how tempting. Finally I had success! They tasted great, but only made 3 popsicles. So if you have 6 molds, double the recipe. See recipe here.

#Pinterest Fail Number 2: Jam Jar Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Jam Jar Stawberry Lemondae Boozy Popsicles

Jam Jar wanted to ship us some of their sweet wines to try. We are not really wine drinkers but when they said you could turn them into craft cocktails we thought we’d give them a shot. When we received them, they had cute little recipe cards and one was for popsicles. Now I do need to say these weren’t really a fail on their part. They tasted sweet and refreshing. But not all of them survived the mold. Perhaps it was a combination of the silicone tiki mold and me not following instructions to hold under warm water first. I would try these again if I had more patience. If sweet wine is your jam, definitely check out Jam Jar Wines. Go here for the popsicle recipe.

#Pinterest Fail Number 3: Watermelon Margarita Popsicles

Watermelon Margartia Popsicles

These were probably my favorite tasting popsicles. However, they are a bitch to make! I must have added too much tequila because although they froze and came out of the mold, they melted super quick. Maybe I should rename them Watermelon Margarita Popsicle Shots? We used Viva XXXII tequila – which was probably a waste of really good tequila. The hard part was straining out the watermelon “solids”. Go here to see the recipe.

Hopefully if you make boozy popsicles you won’t find it as hard as we did. Perhaps we should just keep our liquor as liquids!


Three Boozy Popsicle Pinterest Fails (and possible remedies)

Special thanks to Tovolo for sending us popsicle molds. We highly recommend them because they not only have cool shapes, but they have sturdy bases. The quality is strong and you can find them lots of places.

Learn from our #PinterestFails. How to make boozy summer popsicles with tequila, sweet wine, Bailey's and of course, lots of fresh fruit.


  • Andy Yochum July 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    The coffee one looks like it would be my favorite and I have to have that tiki mold. Can’t say I am surprised that you guys tried to go overboard on the booze! Fun article – can’t wait to try

    • Kim & Robert July 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      It’s too tempting not to go overboard! We have some left – I’ll save it for you!

  • Shelby @Fitasamamabear July 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Glad to know I`m not the only one who fails when it comes to pinterest attempts! These sound really yummy though!

    • Kim & Robert July 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Believe me, this was not our first Pinterest Fail and certainly not the last! Cheers!

  • Christina | From Under a Palm Tree July 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I love that this is Pinterest fails ahaha!
    But it looks like in the end they all came out decent enough. They look delicious and perfect for this heat!

    • Kim & Robert July 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Yes, after multiple efforts and being satisfied with not perfect results they were delicious!

  • inbar July 21, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    SO COOL, I loved your post and photos

    • Kim & Robert July 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks for taking time to read. Cheers!

  • Amanda July 22, 2017 at 2:48 am

    I love how you added your Pinterest fails too. I often leave that part out, but still mention it. Makes life more real 👍🏻

    • Kim & Robert July 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Glad we aren’t the only ones!

  • Julianne July 22, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    At least you tried — I don’t know if I’d have the patience to try again after something went wrong, haha. Love your post!

    • Kim & Robert July 24, 2017 at 3:19 am

      I became obsessed with figuring it out! Cheers!

  • Joscelyn July 23, 2017 at 4:33 am

    I hate when a recipe doesn’t turn out! At least you had a lot of treats to snack on, even if they didn’t turn out perfectly!

    • Kim & Robert July 24, 2017 at 3:18 am

      Lots and lots! My freezer is full but I don’t think for too long!

  • Heather Sell July 28, 2017 at 12:48 am

    Will have to give those Strawberry Margarita popiscles a try at our next girls night. We’ve been on a ‘try new boozy drinks’ at our game nights, so this would be a nice switch. Recently, we’ve been into flavored vodka slushees, like Strawberry Lemonade with strawberry vodka. Visiting from #FridaySharefest and #TBB

    • Kim & Robert July 31, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      These would be perfect for girls night. Just be sure to make them prior as they take a while to freeze. Thanks for visiting. Cheers!


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