Banana Puddin’ Poptails
Today I am sharing the perfect summer time, pool side treat, a Banana Puddin’ Poptail.
So what exactly is a poptail? Well it is a cross between a popsicle and cocktail of course, and what could be more Americana than good old fashion Banana Puddin’? That’s right I left that “g” off to signify the true southernness of this recipe, lol. Which I am pretty sure will ruin my SEO, (for non bloggers- Search Engine Optimizer) but hey what can I say I stick to my guns on these things, I call it southern authenticity.
This is the perfect summer time concoction to beat the heat and have two treats in one. This super easy drink uses the iconic banana pop, of our youth, to add just the right amount of retro chill to a party theme. Plus, it really makes a really cute drink presentation for an adult swim party. There are several varieties of drinks you can do by adding popsicles to a cocktail, I just like the idea of a banana puddin’ pop, since it is so close to the 4th of July and this is such a traditional dessert here for the holidays. I make a really awesome Strawberry Basil Poptail, which is just a Strawberry Fruit Bar, Fresh Basil, Rum and Lime La Croix, super yummy and very refreshing as well. THE GROCERY LIST:
- Mayfield’s Banana Pops
- La Croix Coconut Water
- Dark Rum
- Banana Liquor
- Heavy Whipping Cream (to make whip cream, or Redi whip)
- Nilla Wafers (crushed for garnish) optional
The mixture is super easy – 1 cup Coconut Lacriox, 1 shot Dark Rum, 2 shots Banana Liquor. Add in 2 Tblsp half-n-half, top with whip cream and crushed Nilla wafers. Add in the banana pop just before your serve to prevent melting. Top it off with a cute paper straw, so you can get all that goodness from the bottom of your glass.
I have chosen to use these perky little milk jars, which I found holds the pops in place perfectly. This is important, especially if you plan to distribute the drinks via a tray. Hand passed drinks can be tricky and you certainly do not want to drop them or have them tip over, so make your glassware or plasticware selection accordingly.
What’s In My Beach Bag?
When it comes to taking a bag to the beach or pool, you really want to make sure you have all the essentials packed. There is nothing worse than having to make a dozen trips back to your home, or hotel room to get items that you forgot when all you really want to do is relax. A few essentials that should be in any swim bag of course; sunglasses, sunscreen, beach towels and flip flops. I have a few other things things that you might not think of; like beach towel clips for your beach chair, these bad boys can literally save you from running down the beach after your towel, which I have done a few times, lol.
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