The 1-Ingredient Upgrade Your Summer Cocktail Needs

And it costs less than 50 cents.

When that plain ol’ vodka soda you’re sipping by the pool feels a little tired, it’s time to give the basic drink a new summery spin. We’ve got a quick way to elevate your standard cocktail that will feel refreshing and exciting, and, best of all, it won’t break the bank.

Meet: The Popsicocktail. All you have to do is take a fruity popsicle and let it go for a dip in your drink. So simple, right? We can’t believe we hadn’t thought of it earlier, either.



Forget about expensive, fancy liqueurs and embrace the true essence of summer with a childhood favorite. There's something undeniably nostalgic about the first lick of an ice pop, no matter how old you are. And whether you prefer a vodka soda, a ranch water, or a gin and tonic as your go-to summer bubbly, this quick and easy hack works like a charm.

This adorable cocktail upgrade costs next to nothing, yet it adds a whole new dimension to your beverage. Not only does the popsicle serve as a stir stick, keeping your drink cool and infusing it with delightful flavors, but it also provides a delicious, boozy treat in itself.

While we opted for a lime-on-lime version with a vodka soda, don't hesitate to get creative and experiment with different flavors and combos. A mango popsicle ranch water with a hint of Tajín or a strawberry popsicle gin and tonic are just a few ideas we’ll be trying soon.

Your guests will adore this fun and flavorful concept, which we’d argue is even more summery than a cocktail umbrella. So, whenever you plan your next summer BBQ, don’t get too worked up over the drink menu (and don’t settle for canned hard seltzers either). Just make a quick stop at the freezer aisle.

How to Make a Vodka Soda Popsicle Cocktail (Popsicocktail)


  • 1-2 ounces vodka

  • 4 ounces soda water

  • A splash of fresh lime juice

  • 1 lime popsicle (like Outshine Fruit Bars)


  1. Fill a glass with ice.

  2. Pour vodka and soda water over the ice.

  3. Squeeze in lime wedge.

  4. Dunk the popsicle into glass and stir gently to mix it up.

  5. Start sipping!

Read the original article on All Recipes.