Relax, rest, recuperate, recover, re-charge; isn’t that what summer is all about? I can’t think of a better way to do all of the above than by enjoying a cool, refreshing popsicle. But wait what about a popsicle with your favorite beer, even better! These popsicles are full of orange flavor and the best taste of my favorite brew, Blue Moon. Blue Moon is a Belgian style white beer and it’s brew is accentuated by hints of citrus. These popsicles are so easy to whip up and very RE-freshing after a hot, summer day. This recipe is a great one to round out popsicle week, which is a week devoted to totally awesome popsicle recipes in the blog realm. You can find a gazillion more recipes here on Wit & Vinegar. I didn’t get my recipe submitted but I still wanted to share this tasty, tipsy treat! Remember popsicle responsibly!
In addition to savoring these delicious popsicles, here are a few of my other plans to help relax this summer. Mapping out my plans to relax has proven useful, because often times the summer months can be very busy. With these ideas in mind it helps me remember to step back and truly enjoy each moment of these long, glorious summer days.
- Go to the beach
- Take a walk every day
- Host a BBQ (I worked really hard on my backyard, I need to show it off)
- Visit WYOMING
- Enjoy some live music, with a drink in my hand
- Spend time with my family
- Read 3 books (more on this later)
- Go fishing (It’s been 395 days since I last got to go fishing)
- Cook some great food
What are ways you relax in the summer? How do you recharge?
Orange Blue Moon Popsicles
1 bottle (12 fluid ounces) Belgian White Beer (I used Blue Moon)
3/4 c. orange juice
Splash of watermelon vodka
Orange slices (optional)
Mix beer, orange juice, and watermelon vodka in a blender. Carefully pour into popsicle mold. I purchased mine here. If adding orange slices add after frozen for two hours, then freeze for an additional four hours. To enjoy without orange slices freeze popsicles for 6 hours or overnight. To unfold, dip mold into warm water for 20-30 seconds. Enjoy!