Ruby Red Moscow Mule Popsicles
Ruby Red Moscow Mule Popsicles are made with ginger beer, ruby red vodka, fresh lime juice, and grapefruit simple syrup for a frosty, boozy, summer treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Freeze Time 5 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 popsicles
- 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 3/4 cups ginger beer
- 3 tablespoons ruby red vodka such as Deep Eddy
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
In a very small pot or saucepan set over high heat, stir together the grapefruit juice and the sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for a couple of minutes until the sugar completely dissolves. Set aside to cool.
In a quart-sized measuring cup, gently stir together the ginger beer, ruby red vodka, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons of grapefruit simple syrup. Use a funnel to divide the mixture between six 3-ounce popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid.
- If you can't find a ruby red grapefruit, you may use regular grapefruit juice in the simple syrup.
- You will have some leftover grapefruit simple syrup that may be reserved for a different use (like iced tea or a cocktail or more popsicles!). It's just hard to make a batch of simple syrup that's less than 1/4 cup. I make the simple syrup in my tiniest pot, which is a stainless steel 5/8-quart butter warmer*. (*affiliate link)
- As tempting as it is, don't increase the vodka in this recipe or your popsicles will remain slushy and never freeze solid.
- This recipe yields 18 ounces of liquid to be divided between six 3-ounce popsicles. You can use a measuring cup filled with water to determine the capacity of one popsicle in your popsicle mold, then adjust this recipe accordingly.
Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 5.5% | Calcium: 0.3% | Iron: 1.3%