Poptails was made for this scorching summer heat! If you are wondering what poptails are, they are essentially popsicles made with booze. Yum! We received this book a few weeks ago and hadn’t gotten around to reviewing it. It’s hard to be excited about poptails when San Francisco has barely broken 70 this summer. However, we were inspired by the Oxley poptails that we had at the 2012 Tales of the Cocktail. As you can imagine, July in New Orleans is scorching hot with humidity so thick that you can cut it with a knife. It makes me sweat just thinking about it. Luckily, every day at high noon, Oxley served poptails made with their delicious gin. I was inspired.
At DOTW, we have championed the boozy popsicle before – check out our Boozy Popsicle Round-Up, but we have never been so bold as to tackle a number of classic and modern cocktails in ice form. Erin Nichols broke that barrier and has given us recipes for Mint Juleps, Blue Hawaiis and Tequilla Sunrises – all served on a stick. It’s truly a revelation. It reminds me of my first trip to Key West when I sampled a frozen key lime pie on a stick.
If you want to try something new that will allow you to get your drink on and keep cool this summer, try Poptails. This little gem of a book will help you create edible ice creations that will keep your party guests buzzing. Or, they might be so good that they never make it to your guests.