Strawberry Basil Poptails

Strawberry Basil Poptails

I received such a huge response to my Banana Puddin’ Poptails, I deicided to post the recipe for the Strawberry Basil Poptails too! 

Over the weekend my husband has been doing a little yard work, I say a little yard work but he is actually trying to wrap up a pretty large project that he has been working on all summer, as the weather has allowed. Not to worry, I will post all about it soon when we actually have some finished pictures I can post. Anyways, I wanted to surprise him with a sweet little treat for all his hard work and if you know him you know that he loves anything strawberry based. So, I decided to whip up a quick batch of Strawberry Basil Poptails. 

The Poptails are just as easy as the Banana Puddin’ Poptails with fewer ingredients. Basically you will add 1 can of Key Lime La Croix Water, 1/4 cup simple syrup, muddled fresh basil leaves to release the flavor, 1-2 shots for your favorite liquor, which of course is completely optional. You could even add a frozen Limeade in place of the alcohol for a kid friendly version.

I decided to add Vodka this time but you could use a light Rum or Gin they both work nicely. However, my husband would have probably have preferred a whiskey, since that is his favorite. But, I just didn’t think that was the right call for this particular drink. So he will need to learn to like Vodak, lol. 

You will want to muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup or Limade in the bottom of the glass. Then top with the pre chilled La Croix water and shots. Add in your favorite strawberry fruit pops, ours are the Outshine Real Fruit Bars.  You can also add in slices of Key Limes if you have them to garnish and add a little bit more of the key lime flavor. 

Then just kick back in your favorite spot and sip on that yummy cocktail. You may notice that as the pop dissolves it creates that yummy strawberry goodness that makes the drink even better, so this drink is a slow sipper. It is also perfect for entertaining because the longer it sits the better it gets and you can always refresh it with a new pop, which is not bad at all. 

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33 Comments

  1. These look so tasty I am going to have to try them out for a football party this weekend. Perfect color too!

  2. These look absolutely divine I must give them a try while our pool is still open and it is still warm who cares if it’s September!

  3. Yum yum yum. I can’t wait to try your creation. Looks like a family pleaser. Imagin sitting on the patio with the family enjoying your sweet treat. Thanks for the idea! ❤️

  4. I’ve never seen any drink like this before, I would love to try it with my husband. I will show him this recipe and as he has better skills when it comes to making drinks, hopefully will work out 😍

  5. Hey Natasha just make it a mocktail, and leave out the vodka for now, they taste pretty good that way too! 🙂

  6. I know my kids would be all about these, they loved the banana ones over the summer, but I have one that would pick out all the green stuff first, lol, heaven forbid.

  7. I have never seen this before. It actually looks really good. I think kids would really love this non-alcoholic version.

  8. Mmm! This is perfect for the hot weather we are having. Such a fun idea too 🙂 Now I’ve gotta check out your banana recipe too

  9. Yummy these are probably the best way I have seen to beat the summer time heat, and give the parents a treat too.

  10. You know I am a strawberry fan so these are great. I bet they are super refreshing for these hot days in August, so ready for fall and cooler temps.

  11. Wow! it looks so refreshing! So creative and looks tempting. I can’t wait to try this one. Thank you sharing!

  12. Oh my these sound so good Lime and Strawberry sounds like a margarita to me, but the basil adds a fun Italian twist, then vodka it is like a full world tour in there.

  13. I cannot wait to not be pregnant any more so I can try these before summer is over! They look amazing!

  14. These look and sound amazing! I’ve never thought of putting popsicles in a drink. I know what my hubby and I are drinking this weekend

  15. Jen I loved the Banana Puddin’ so you know I gotta try these, and what a perfect way to use up my basil and strawberries from the garden. You always know the perfect things to posts for us farm girls!

  16. Oh my goodness, I am so saving this! So perfect for an evening with friends when i need to pull out something a little different and special to surprise everyone – love it. Thanks!

  17. Hi Christine, great question. It is sweet but not overly sweet, mainly because we used the Outshine Popsicles which are made with natural fruit juices. So they are not overly sweet or sugary, which is a concern for us. However if you fine it is not sweet enough you can alway add additional juices, or a second pop which is what one of our guests did and she said it was perfect with a second pop, which makes me think if you used the thicker pops which is like two thin ones, it might be a better ratio for a big glass like I used.

  18. This looks amazing! And so creative. I’m a sucker for any fruity yet cool drink with a little extra to it 😉 I’ll have to try these before summer ends.

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