It’s hot as %#$&* outside, and I made a cold, refreshing Peach Mango Popsicle Sipper. How about a cocktail that doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a fresh, fruity, summery drink? What about a cocktail you toss a popsicle in? Do I have your attention?
I’ll be quick. I’ve got a sweet, bourbon-peach sour that’s glorious all on its own with the addition of a little ginger liqueur and a little toasted coconut rum. And then. . .
And then you add a mango cream popsicle bar to the top and try to sip as slowly as you can. The longer it sits, the more cream and mango infuses the peach drink. It becomes tropical and decadent. You’ll need to add a spoon to the cocktail to get the last piece unless you’re a really slow sipper.
This cocktail was inspired by a tequila cocktail that Instagrammer @housepoured created that was topped with a mango popsicle called Bring the Beach to You.
I immediately went out to Trader Joe’s and found they had mango cream bars that you could pop open and add to the top of a cocktail. I couldn’t resist adding the chili lime powder to add a bit of color and heat to the sweet cocktail.
I also added a few dashes of Hella bitters ginger bitters to cut down on the sweetness. With all of the sweet liqueurs in the cocktail, it’s not for the bitter-minded. But a little added lemon juice cut back on the sweet, and in any case, it’s a hot day so sweet and cold isn’t a bad thing for a cocktail.
This cocktail would work fabulously with both tequila or rum, so if you aren’t a huge bourbon drinker, head on over to your liquor cabinet and pull out an alternative base spirit. And if you can’t find the coconut liqueur, a lovely pecan or walnut liqueur would also excel in the cocktail.
Get yourself a popsicle and mix up this peach sour to sip on while the popsicle melts and changes it sip by sip.
If you’re a peach fiend, you’ll also enjoy my Peach Pineapple Smash, my Peach Lavender Old Fashioned and my Peach Highball – It Ain’t All Peaches and Sunshine.
Hot as Pop Outside – Peach Mango Popsicle Sipper
- 1 oz bourbon
- 1 oz Giffard’s Peche du Vigne
- ½ oz lemon juice
- ½ oz Big O Ginger liqueur
- ¼ oz Hard Truth toasted coconut rum
- 3 dashes Hella Ginger bitters
- Garnish: mango-cream popsicle, mint, peach slice, chili lime seasoning
- Add bourbon, peach liqueur, lemon juice, ginger liqueur, coconut rum, and ginger bitters to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a tall glass filled with ice and top with a mango-cream popsicle, mint, peach and chili lime seasoning.