Vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles make the perfect frozen dessert for BBQs or summer parties. Fun and colourful, these are ice lollies for grown ups.
A vodka greyhound cocktail is one of my favourites and in the summertime when the weather is hot it's so simple to make frozen cocktail popsicles from the cocktail mix. Vodka greyhound alcoholic popsicles take just minutes to prepare and then you can pop them in the freezer to enjoy whenever the mood takes you.
A greyhound cocktail is in essence a drink with grapefruit juice and vodka which makes it an incredibly easy cocktail to make and even easier to turn into an alcoholic popsicle. There are a few ways to elevate it and one of my faves is to add some lemon juice and a tiny pinch of rosemary salt to the cocktail mix, it just gives it this fragrant twist.
Summer is popsicle season and alcoholic ice lollies are always on the menu chez Rosanna. I like to serve these vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles after a BBQ, and my go-to recipes this summer have been these black garlic chicken or heirloom tomato salad. Such refreshing flavours and of course no BBQ is complete without some buttered sweetcorn.
You can adjust the ingredients in this vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles to suit you, but beware of making them too strong as if the vodka content is too high they won't freeze properly. These quantities make enough for 600 ml or 20 fluid ounces which will be enough to make 6 popsicles and a bit leftover which I consider to be the 'chef tax' - meaning I get to drink it.
- Grapefruit juice
- Lemon juice
- Powdered sugar
- Rosemary salt (optional)
See the recipe card for quantities.
Juice the lemon and the grapefruit and then sieve to remove pith and seeds.
Measure the vodka into a jug and add the grapefruit juice and lemon juice.
Sieve the powdered sugar into the mix, and stir until it is dissolved. If you don't mind your frozen cocktail popsicles being quite tart in taste, you don't have to add the sugar. But grapefruit can be quite sharp, and not everyone is a fan! For added sweet/savoury flavour and added fragrance, stir in a pinch of rosemary salt.
Pour the frozen cocktail mix into a mould and freeze for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
Remove the vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles from the mould and serve.
Hint: If you are struggling to remove ice lollies from their mould, run them briefly under warm water to release them.
Substitutions and variations
Here are some ways you can adapt this vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicle recipe to suit you.
- Alcohol - instead of vodka, use gin or even tequila.
- Juice - add some orange or even pineapple juice to change this up.
- Sweetener - instead of sugar, add a sweetener or a small amount of honey.
Love ice cream? Try these raspberry ice cream bars.
You will only need a few bits of equipment for this alcoholic popsicle recipe.
- Measuring jug
- Popsicle moulds
Store the vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles in the freezer until ready to serve.
Once melted do not refreeze.
Don't go too crazy on the vodka, as well as making the cocktail mixture hard to freeze, it also affects the taste. If you do take the popsicles out of the mould and find they haven't kept their integrity, simply serve them in a glass with a spoon.
Vodka Greyhound Frozen Cocktail Popsicles
- 1 measuring jug
- 1 popsicle mould
- 100 ml vodka
- 500 ml grapefruit juice (approximately 2 whole grapefruits)
- ½ lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
- 1 pinch rosemary salt (optional)
- Juice the lemon and the grapefruit and then sieve to remove pith and seeds.
- Measure the vodka into a jug and add the grapefruit juice and lemon juice.
- Sieve the powdered sugar into the mix, and stir until it is dissolved. If you don't mind your frozen cocktail popsicles being quite tart in taste, you don't have to add the sugar. But grapefruit can be quite sharp, and not everyone is a fan! For added sweet/savoury flavour and added fragrance, stir in a pinch of rosemary salt.
- Pour the frozen cocktail mix into mould and freeze for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight.
- Remove the vodka greyhound frozen cocktail popsicles from the mould and serve.