These easy Hurricane Cocktail Popsicles bring all the flavor of the New Orleans drink into a fun treat!
Today's post is short and sweet with a quick and easy recipe for your Mardi Gras (or Valentine's Day??) celebrations. Today being Lundi Gras, means tomorrow is Mardi Gras and that can only mean I've gone through another Carnival season using Facebook to live vicariously through my friends in New Orleans, check Nola.com for parade pics, and make as many king cakes as possible.
To ring in the last weekend of Carnival, I made a riff on the New Orleans Hurricane cocktail. And like the real thing, it certainly packs a punch. A traditional Hurricane is a passionfruit based drink, sometimes with other juices, and uses both light and dark rum, and garnished with an orange slice and cherry. There are many variations out there that use orange and pineapple juices as I did here, or in addition to passionfruit juice.
Depending on where you live, passionfruit juice can be hard to find, so I stuck with using just orange and pineapple and the juice of a lime. To simplify the alcohol in these pops, I've used gold rum as a compromise and it does the trick.
So whether you celebrate Mardi Gras or not, this is one boozy treat worth celebrating. Happy Mardi Gras, friends!
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- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- Juice of 1 lime
- 4 tablespoons grenadine
- 1 cup gold rum
- 3 teaspoons agave or honey
- 5 orange slices, cut in half, rind removed
- In a large bowl (preferably one with a pouring lip), combine the first 6 ingredients.
- Fill popsicle molds three-quarters of the way full. Place half an orange slice into each mold.
- If your mold has a cover, put on cover and place popsicle sticks into each pop and freeze for 5 ½ to 6 hours. If you don't have a cover, allow popsicles to freeze for about an hour and then place the popsicle sticks into each one.
- To remove popsicles from mold. run lukewarm water over outside of molds for 15-20 seconds to help loosen.
Yes yes and yes please!! Just don't get the kid friendly ones mixed up with mom and dad's 😋
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Thank you! Hope you enjoy!
Megan - The Emotional Baker
These popsicles are awesome! I love the orange slice in the middle - yum :)
Thank you, Megan! The orange slice is my favorite part. ;)
Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek
Yummy! And I'm always down for a boozy popsicle ;) These babies look absolutely gorgeous! Bravo Tessa! xoxo
You and me both! Thank you so much, Kelsey! <3 <3
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
OMG, I LOVE Hurricane cocktails... I had one or three too many when I was in New Orleans last, but soooooo good. I am seriously digging that you turned it into a Popsicle!! Beyond clever! I am most def doing this over the weekend! Gimme all the hurricane popsicles... someone just needs to take my car keys. ;) Cheers, doll!
Lol, that can happen very easily. Been there. Yes, make these popsicles and hire a driver! ;) Thanks, Cheyenne! xo.
Meghan | Fox and Briar
I LOVE poptails, and these are so pretty! I love that you simplified the hurricane, what a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras! Pinning :)
Thank you, Meghan! I love poptails too! I feel like the only popsicles I make these days have alcohol in them...Ha. Hope you have a good week!
Traci | Vanilla And Bean
OMGeee boozie pops are the BEST! I keep some in my freezer all summer long, but they are the best anytime! Way to go my dear!!
Hahaha, boozie pops all the way! Maybe making them in the winter should be on one of those lists about getting through the winter blues? ;) It definitley helps me!! Thank you, Traci!!!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Gorgeous colors Tessa! These sound refreshing and delicious! Cheers!
Thanks so much, Mary Ann!! I was excited with how the colors came out. Happy Mardi Gras! :)
I like the colour of these! The look so refreshing ♥
Thank you, Summer! Being in the midst of winter, I find myself gravitating towards anything bright. :) Thanks so much for stopping by.
Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
I'm just going to eat these and dream that I'm in a warmer place (NOLA, I wish!)! Happy almost Mardi Gras friend!
Haha, oh my gosh, me too!!! Thanks, Abby! <3