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.
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 Vodka, lol.
You 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.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, or even mix flavors by adding in a mango or pineapple if you like.
If like this Strawberry sipper check out a few of my other fruity summertime cocktails here:
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