cherry limeade popsicles

by Kristina Sloggett

in cherry season,cocktails,Dessert,Happy Hour at Home,recipes,snacks,summertime

Homemade popsicles always leave me nostalgic for the summers of childhood – waking early to get outside as soon as possible. Wearing my swimsuit under my clothes, ready for the impromptu pool party, slip and slide or sprinkler run. Walking hot dusty miles into town with my best friend, buying candy and gum at the mini market and sneaking in the Ramada Inn pool on the other side of the highway.

Coming home and selecting a popsicle – wrapping hands around the mould to release the pop (I still do this today!). Back then, my favorite was grape, made with grape juice. Sometimes I would try to mimic the pudding pop, using chocolate milk with extra chocolate.

But back then we didn’t have a cherry tree in the yard. Also, none of my childhood pops were spiked.

Today I have a popsicle that can go boozy or not – these are cherry lime drop popsicles with the addition of vodka. You have a simple cherry limeade popsicle if you omit the vodka.  If you want to do that.

I did, because as my friend Heather says, a nice cool treat is perfect after a morning run. A day might be more interesting when it begins with a post run lime drop, but I don’t need to be doing that. At least not during the week.

I may have made a second batch especially for the weekend…

cherry limeade popsicles

makes 6 pops in this size mould, plus a glass of limeade to enjoy while they freeze!

2 oranges, peel and pith removed
3 limes, peel and pith removed
5-7 fresh cherries, plus 3-4 to float in each popsicle
2 tablespoons agave
splash club soda or water

In high speed blender, combine oranges, limes, cherries, agave and water, blend until smooth.

Add 1 ounce vodka to make cherry lime drop popsicles – mark them so you know which is which! 

Cheers!

 

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons July 26, 2012 at 5:09 am

You saved me one, right? =) Cherry limeade is the bestest!

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2 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 11:04 am

yeeeeee! it IS the bestest.

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3 Heather (Where's the Beach) July 26, 2012 at 5:27 am

I need one of these waiting on me tomorrow morning please ;-)

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4 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

I wish I could send one your way!!

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5 jobo July 26, 2012 at 6:07 am

Yum yum YUM. I love popsicles for the very same reason :-)

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6 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 11:03 am

aren’t they the best? I love popsicles.

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7 Lane July 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

do the cherries stay soft? never added to an icee before.

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8 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

hi Lane, the cherries are COLD, but they are still chewy, not ice hard. nice contrast to the popsicle!

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9 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy July 26, 2012 at 7:42 am

those sound so refreshing and delicious! and i love the color!

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10 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

I love the color too, Caralyn – loving all the pink and red from cherries lately. :)

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11 Averie @ Averie Cooks July 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

I could use one – or many – of these!

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12 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

the spiked version, am I right? :)

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13 Kath July 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

haven’t had a pop in a while, I like.

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14 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit July 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Reminds me of my childhood, too. So many great Summer memories!

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15 Whelan July 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

cant wait to try these!

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16 Barbara July 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

enjoy your writing here, these sound refreshing

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17 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

thank you Barbara!

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm

This sounds like the perfect refreshing treat! Dangit, I need to get on making some popsicles for the boys!

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19 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

I believe you do, and I believe they would agree!

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20 Corrie July 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

totally back to childhood!

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21 Gerri Konditeri July 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

lovely.

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22 spabettie July 27, 2012 at 10:53 am
23 Jenny July 27, 2012 at 1:06 pm

where did you get the popsicle molds

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24 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 10:01 am

hi Jenny, these are Tovolo, you can find them on Amazon.

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25 China July 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

so easy, thank you!

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26 Gena July 27, 2012 at 6:29 pm

fun pics!

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27 Chris July 27, 2012 at 6:58 pm

these sound good, spiked or not LOL

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28 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

indeed they are, both ways! :)

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29 Lora July 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

back to childhood, really! no sneaking into pools, at least not that I will cop to! ;)

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30 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

haa HAA! ;)

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31 Kath July 28, 2012 at 1:35 am

do they freeze? I thought alcohol didn’t.

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32 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

hi Kath, it is a very small amount of alcohol, so yes they do freeze. I would not recommend adding more than an ounce or so.

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33 Nicki July 28, 2012 at 6:29 am

perfect for summer, and pretty too.

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34 Korin July 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

yum! going cherry shopping now……..

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35 Stace July 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

cherry limeaid is the best!

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36 Heather S July 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

are these from the other day? I don’t think mine had the vodka those must have been gone? ;)

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37 Michelle July 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

I just got a new popsicle maker, these will be the first I make!!

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38 Jon July 28, 2012 at 7:54 pm

sneaking into the pool LOL. you brought me back too my summers!

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39 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 9:49 am

so I wasn’t the only one? :)

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40 Korin July 29, 2012 at 5:55 am

we made these yesterday (over 100 degrees, yuck!) and we had to make a second batch. drank some too ;)

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41 spabettie July 30, 2012 at 9:48 am

hope these helped cool you off – 100+, wow!

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42 Pat August 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

came here from Huff Post, love your site!

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43 Heather S August 14, 2012 at 5:48 pm

okay, these have been on Huff Post and Veg News? I had to see what the fuss was about ;)

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44 spabettie August 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm

so, now you know! ;)

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