Forget Costco — You Want These Alcoholic Push-Up Pops
A couple weeks ago the internet collectively lost its mind over the fact that Costco was selling 100-calorie vodka Popsicles (again). Those sound great, and I’m sure they’re delicious, but if you really want some boozy pops, then I need you to check out the Las Vegas-based company Buzz Pop Cocktails. They’re the fancier, boozier version of the Costco ones. The Popsicles are 100 calories apiece and they’re loaded with top-shelf tequila, rum, bourbon, and vodka.
The boozy push pops are designed by chef Jason Isaacs, and according to the Buzz Pop Cocktails website, they’re “fresh, vibrant, and wildly delicious seasonal fruit whipped into an Italian-style five-star-restaurant-quality gourmet sorbet” made with top-shelf liquors. They sound delicious. And just see how cute they look on Instagram!
There are eight flavors right now, including Blueberry Mojo, with blueberries, pomegranate, and premium tequila, and Lemon Drop Martini, with vanilla beans and vodka. The Southern Belle flavor is a blend of sweet tea, fresh peaches, lemon, and bourbon. Pink Paradise is grapefruit and blood orange with raspberry and tequila.
For a more tropical flavor, Caribbean Breeze is made with orange, pineapple, and white rum, while Mango Passion Fruit is made with lemon, pomegranate seeds, and rum. There’s also a flavor called Watermelon Patch that is available with vodka or rum, and a Moscow Mule, with spicy ginger, lime, a bit of brown sugar, and vodka, of course.
Buzz Pops are a lot stronger than most frozen cocktails on the market right now. Costco’s 100-calorie popsicles are 8 percent alcohol, and this is nearly twice that at 15 percent.
Buzz Pops are available at various restaurants and events around the country. As long as you’re over 21, you can also buy them online through the Buzz Pops Cocktails website, where an eight-pop variety pack with all the flavors runs $99. It ships in a special box to keep them frozen until they get where they’re going.
Would you try these boozy push pops?