How to Make Your Own Alcoholic Ice Pops

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Awesome sundae -- it's just missing one ingredient...
With summer comes the longing for everything sweet, cold, slushy, icy and -- well, let's admit it -- infused with alcohol too. We at Clean Plate Charlie love all those things -- there's just one thing. We're so over rum runners, pina coladas, and daiquiris. Leave those to the amateur spring breakers and Canadian vacationers.

If you're like us, you've graduated from all those slushy-lushy drinks and want to start having some real adult drinking fun -- and what better way to start than with alcoholic ices and ice cream? While we South Floridians readily admit to day drinking, even we can feel slightly ashamed after yet another round of cold ones midafternoon. For times like these, we have a solution: make your own alcohol-infused ice pops, or buy some like Tip the Wagon to make at-home adult beverages you can enjoy in the comfort -- and privacy -- of your own couch.

So grab your plastic containers, ice cream scoop, and a few bottles of booze and let us introduce you to some of our top picks for the best adult iced beverage products and homemade recipes around.

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5. Blackberry Mojito Ice Pops from Todd Porter and Diane Cu
This duo, both professional food and lifestyle photographers with a blog dubbed White on Rice Couple, have an amazing recipe for do-it-yourself mojitos, the perfect summer cool-down treat. They use Marion blackberries (also known as marionberries) native to Oregon, which can be hard to find in their home state of California. Get your hands on some, however, and you'll have an amazing mojito. A cross between a raspberry and blackberry, they are the perfect mix of sweet and tart. If you can't find any, regular blackberries will do -- or try blending your own mix of raspberries and blackberries for the same taste profile. With this recipe's use of orange bitters, it's a tart treat for the summer heat.

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