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Strawberry Aperol Spritz Poptails

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Poptails recipe || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete

Poptails are literally popping up all over the internet this summer and now that we’ve made a few batches we can totally see why! We made these Strawberry Aperol Spitz Pops for our ice cream social a few weeks ago with Aida of Salt & Wind and Kate of ¡Hola Jalapenõ! and they were just what the adults needed to sit back and relax on a sunny afternoon while we watched the kids play.

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Poptails recipe || @thismessisours #FriendsWhoFete

If you are a fan of the slightly sweet meets bitter flavor of a traditional Aperol Spritz then these pops are for you, just be sure you keep them in the freezer until you are ready to serve them because they do melt a bit quicker than traditional pops due to the alcohol content. 

Strawberry Aperol Spritz Poptails
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Serves: 7 popsicles
 
On their own or served in a glass of bubbly Prosecco, our Strawberry Aperol Spritz Poptails are always a hit! Prep and cook time doesn't include the 12 hours needed to infuse the Aperol with the berries.
Ingredients
For the strawberry infused Aperol
  • 1 heaping cup finely diced strawberries
  • ¾ cup aperol
For the Prosecco simple syrup
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ cup Prosecco
For the pops
  • ¾ cup strawberries, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Instructions
Make the strawberry infused Aperol
  1. Combine the strawberries and Aperol in a large jar and cover with a tight fitting lid. Infuse for at least 12 and up to 24 hours at room temperature. Strain out solids.
Make the Prosecco simple syrup
  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a boil. Boil for a few minutes until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the orange juice then chill completely. Once chilled, mix in the Prosecco.
Make the pops
  1. Combine the sliced strawberries, orange zest, and sugar in a small bowl and stir well. Macerate for 20 minutes until the strawberries begin to release their juices.
  2. Combine the strawberry infused Aperol and the Prosecco syrup together in a large measuring cup with a pour spout and stir to mix.
  3. Divide the macerated berries amongst 7 popsicle molds followed buy the Aperol Prosecco mixture. Place lids or a sheet of tin foil over the molds and secure the popsicle sticks into place. Freeze for 12 hours, preferably overnight before serving.
Notes
These pops will melt quickly due to the fact that alcohol doesn't freeze as hard as other liquids. Be sure to keep them in the freezer right until you are ready to serve.
 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.