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Bring on the sunshine with these simple orange popsicles! Add some bubbly to the mix, and they’ll be fancy AF.

Sparkling Orange Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sparkling cider

  • 1 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • Halved orange slices

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher, combine orange juice and honey. Once the honey has dissolved, pour in the sparkling cider and mix.

  2. Place orange slices into each popsicle mold and pour the liquid to fill the mold. Place popsicle sticks. Freeze for several hours.

Sparkling Orange Popsicles
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Transcript

- So we're gonna make some sparkling orange popsicles. And for that, you need oranges. So the idea behind this are Italian sodas. If you've ever had one, it's just a mixture of simple syrup flavored with whatever you like and something bubbly. Now, I really love oranges. They're one of my favorite citrus fruits ever. If you have a juicer, absolutely use that. You could use any oranges you like. Here I got some Cara Cara. We're gonna pour this straight into a pitcher, but through a strainer so it can catch the pulp and squeeze out some more juice. Follow it up by a half cup of water. My sweetener of choice, honey. The great thing about this recipe is that the quantities are totally up to you. If you like it sweeter, you can add more honey or any other sweetener of your choice. Give that a good stir until the honey really combines with the orange juice and the water. Now for the bubbly. You can use seltzer water, but I really like sparkling cider 'cause it adds that nice tartness. Give it a little bit of a mix. I've got this popsicle mold, if you don't have one, don't worry. I've used mason jars and just put popsicle sticks in. Works just fine. I've got this beautiful blood orange here. Just gonna slice it up. I'm gonna slice it into quarters, like this. Just plop a couple of slices. Now for the really hard part, pouring them into the mold. Hard because I kinda just wanna drink it, but don't. When you're pouring the liquid, make sure not to go all the way to the top. Leave a little bit of space because if you learned anything in science class, you know that water molecules expand. Yeah, I paid attention in school. It's okay for the slices to float up to the top. What will happen is that the beautiful deep color will make an ombré effect as you pull out the popsicle. Here's a tip, if you're using a mold like this or mason jars like I told you earlier, it's best if you put some plastic wrap right on top. Now we can play pick up sticks with pospicle sticks. So what the plastic wrap is doing is kinda keeping the stick up so it doesn't sink to the bottom. It's okay to have crooked sticks, don't let anybody tell you it's wrong. Now all you have to do is put it in the freezer until it fully freezes, duh. And there you have it, sparkling orange popsicles. Mmm. I feel fancy a f. I hope you guys give this a try, I'll see you next time and remember to just eat life.