Strawberry Basil Poptails

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Strawberry Basil Poptails

I received such a huge response to my Banana Puddin’ Poptails, I decided 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. It is our DIY Concrete Garden Steps that lead to base of our hillside to the nature trail and creek behind our house. Since it is so hot, I wanted to surprise him with a cold 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. Patio strawberry-basil-poptails JENRON DESIGNS png

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.

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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 Vodka, lol.

strawberry-basil-poptails Cocktail JENRON DESIGNS pngYou will want to muddle the basil leaves with the simple syrup or Limeade 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.strawberry-basil-poptails Summer time Cocktail JENRON DESIGNS pngThen 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.

strawberry-basil-poptails on the porch JENRON DESIGNS pngIt 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, or even mix flavors by adding in a mango or pineapple if you like. Easy strawberry basil poptails JENRON DESIGNS png

If like my Strawberry Basil Poptails, check my other fruity summertime cocktails:

Simple Strawberry Sangria

Boozy Dole Whip

Jack’s Honey Peach Pie Cocktail

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  1. Allie

    I bet this is delicious! I’ll have to try it myself.

  2. 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.

  3. Omg! This sounds absolutely delicious! I really have to make this! 🙂

  4. What a great idea! Does it taste sweet? I pinned it for later because I definitely want to give this a go. Thank you!

  5. 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.

  6. Michelle

    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!

  7. This sounds delicious! I will definitely try this sometime ☺

  8. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    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!

  9. 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

  10. My mouth is watering just reading this post! I can’t wait to try these out for myself 🙂

  11. Okayyy, this looks delish!! I gotta get some!

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

  13. Oh my gosh these are adorable! And strawberry/basil is the best combo! So refreshing!

  14. The Delightful Farmhouse

    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.

  15. Karla

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

  16. sunshine and daisies

    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.

  17. Fozzie Moto

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

  18. 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

  19. Such a clever recipe and so much fun. I will for sure try this

  20. Ashley N. Rice

    These look so cool and refreshing!

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

  22. That looks looks like a really refreshing drink with the Popsicle and drink.

  23. The Wooly Farmhouse

    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.

  24. These look so refreshing! Perfect for a summer day.

  25. These are delish! I subbed in a different popsicle as we don’t have these where I live but they are incredible!

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

  27. These sound divine! I would love to have one on a hot summer day

  28. 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 😍

  29. These look absolutely delicious, especially now that is so hot!

  30. 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! ❤️

  31. Our Little Fox Hole

    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!

  32. Jenny Deacon

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

  33. I can’t wait for the next date night on the deck with my husband- I’m definitely going to make these!!

  34. Looks amazing! Since it’s strawberries I’m definitely going to try this out!

  35. Digitaldaybook

    Oh these looks soo refreshing and simple to make!

  36. These poptails sound so easy, and they look super refreshing. I can’t wait to try them.

  37. These seriously look so refreshing and fun! Can’t wait to try it!

  38. This looks pretty cool i bet it is also refreshing for the hot summer

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