I know, I know… “classic Daiquiri” is not usually in popsicle form, but since I’ve committed to bringing all of you more boozy popsicles this summer, you’ll just have to give this to me. And since today is National Daiquiri Day I thought, why not? The “classic” flavors found in a Daiquiri: rum, lime, and sugar are so delicious in frozen form (and trust me, I know a thing or two about frozen Daiquiris. See here, here, and here.). And it’s super simple!
I really enjoy the floral sourness of limes, and here I wanted these to be extra… well, lime-y, so I zested a whole lime and added that into the mix in addition to adding a lime wedge to each popsicle. It gives the popsicle an extra punch of flavor, which is important when you’re dealing with frozen drinks/treats. Flavors tend to dull a bit when they are very cold, so you need to compensate for that.
Now, I will say that proportion wise, this isn’t really a classic Daiquiri, as you can only add a small amount of rum to each popsicle in order to get a good freeze. Otherwise you’re looking at a slushy on a stick, which is really just a mess on your clothes. The base of these is more of a limeade with a touch of rum, but since all of the flavors are still in the realm of Daiquiri… I get get to call them Daiquiri popsicles.
And now you get to make some!
Classic Daiquiri Popsicles
Makes 5 3-1/2 ounce popsicles
2-1/2 ounces white rum (I used Caña Brava here but sadly it is going away so use your favorite white rum)
1/2 cup lime juice, from 4-5 limes
3-3/4 cups water, divided
1/2 cup sugar
zest from one large lime
5 thin lime wedges
- Pour the rum and lime juice into a large mixing glass with a spout.
- Next, in a small saucepan, combine 3/4 cup of water and sugar. Heat until almost boiling, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Once sugar is completely dissolved, remove from the heat.
- Pour sugar syrup into mixing glass and add in zest. Stir to combine.
- This recipe uses a lay-flat popsicle mold, so lime wedges are placed in the molds and then each mold gets 3-1/2 ounces of the mixture. If you are using the standing molds, place lime wedges at bottom and pour mixture in.
- Freeze for 18-24 hours until solid. Then remove from molds and enjoy!