Now that Christmas is over, I’m full speed ahead on New Year’s Eve! Happy holidays to everyone by the way, hope it’s been the most merry of days no matter how you celebrate.
And I’m popping in this morning to share a champagne mimosa popsicle recipe perfect for ringing in the new year. It’s really easy and delicious. Bonus! Once they’re made, you can pop them into a glass of champagne to keep your drink chilled, without watering it down.
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Ingredients (makes 10 popsicles)
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 cups of grapefruit juice (I used ruby red)
- 2 cups of champagne
- 1/2 cup of edible flower petals (optional)
Bring water and sugar to boil, then remove from heat. Stir in fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (or pick up a bottle of grapefruit juice from the store) and then add the champagne. Stir and pour into popsicle molds.
Add edible flower petals, if desired. They’re mainly for looks, but do add a hint of flavor as well.
Let freeze for 1 hour. Then, remove from freezer, add popsicle sticks and put them back into the freezer until fully frozen. You add the popsicle sticks after they had a little time to set up to keep the sticks straight up and down. If you put them in right away, they’ll most likely float to one side or freeze crooked.
Photography and recipe by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you’ll give these poptails a try for New Year’s Eve? And how was the first part of your holiday break?