The Papaya Breeze Frosé Poptail

Papaya Rose Poptails

The Papaya Breeze Frosé Poptail ~ this deliciously easy frozen cocktail on a stick is the height of summer elegance. It’s your favorite wine slushie in popsicle form, delish!

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3popspopsicle week textI’m kicking off the unofficial start of summer with a whole week of new popsicle recipes, tips, useful links, and DAILY GIVEAWAYS. Homemade popsicles are so incredibly versatile I need an entire week to explore all the reasons why you NEED these in your life this summer. I’m dedicating each day this week to a different kind of popsicle, and today it’s poptails! Sort of a silly name for such a transcendent idea, but if you’re over 21, you’ll want to keep reading…And don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to be automatically entered to win a different giveaway every day! (details below)

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If you’ve never thought of popsicles an an adult indulgence, you’ve got some catching up to do. On a sweltering evening, a cocktail on a stick can be the best way to kick back with friends. You can pattern your poptail after a classic cocktail, or forge new territory by artfully spiking almost any popsicle recipe. One thing to remember — It’s a sad  fact that alcohol freezes at a much lower temperature than water, so a true frozen cocktail is impossible to achieve. But you can add about 20-25% alcohol to a popsicle recipe with good results. Alternatively you can use a lower alcohol content beverage like wine. These Papaya poptails are  proof that popsicles can be deliciously frosty,  elegant…and alcoholic. Nice to know.

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This cross between a popsicle and a cocktail is made with equal parts papaya and rosé wine. The marriage results in a not too sweet, not too overpowering  frozen treat worthy of the most enchanting summer evening. I loved this one, and I think it would be so perfect for an elegant party. The texture was perfect, and the wine flavor came through nice and strong.

Cutting papaya

Popsicles are a great way to enjoy unusual fruits, fruits that you’ve seen at the market but don’t buy because you don’t have a clue what to do with them. Tropical fruits like papaya have a mellow, exotic flavor and creamy texture. They puree to a super smooth texture, and freeze beautifully.

Popsicle mold | The Papaya Breeze Poptail

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I like to serve poptails in some kind of glass. It reinforces the cocktail theme, and it gives people a place to set their poptail down if they want to take it slow.

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Papaya Rose Poptails
3.6 from 5 votes

The Papaya Breeze Poptail

Author Sue Moran


  • 1 medium ripe papaya
  • rose wine or white wine of your choice


  • Peel the papaya, and cut it in half lengthwise. Scoop out all the seeds, and any stringy pith, with a spoon. Give it a rough chop.
  • Puree the fruit in a blender or food processor.
  • Mix about 1 1/2 cups puree with an equal amount of rose. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour the mixture into your popsicle mold. Cover the top of the mold with foil, Flattening out the top with your hands so you can see the outline of each mold. Insert a popsicle stick into the center of each mold. Freeze until solid, 4 -5 hours, or overnight.
  • To un-mold the pops, fill your sink with hot tap water. Immerse the mold up to by not past the top rim. Hold for 15 seconds, then remove from the water and slip the popsicles out. If they don't budge, immerse the mold for another 15 seconds.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.


  If you are using hard alcohol, keep your alcohol content to 20% of your total liquid in your poptail recipe. Use darker rums, liqueurs, and flavored vodkas in poptails for the best flavor payoff. With wine, you can go as high as 50%.


 Be sure to keep poptails out of reach of children.



The Papaya Breeze Frosé Poptails are a refreshing and easy frozen cocktail on a stick! #wine #rosé #frozé #summer #frozen #recipe #wine #cocktail #popsicles #papaya #alcoholic


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And here are a few of my favorite alcoholic  popsicles from other blogs (if I missed your favorite, link it up in the comments!) —

Mint Julep Pops from Honesty YUM

Costa Rican Watermelon Mojito Popsicles from The Boulder Locavore

Pimm’s Cup Popsicles from Shutterbean

Cantaloupe, Basil and Lillet Popsicles from Reclaiming Provincial

Pomegranate Merlot Popsicles from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Mudslide Cocktail Popsicle from Bakers Royale

Irish Coffee Ice Pops from Souvlaki for the Soul


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  • Reply
    Louise @ INGREDIENTS
    May 29, 2014 at 8:30 am

    The colour of these popsicles is pure summer! Stunning!!

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    theresa hays
    May 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Papaya is one of my favorite fruits and rose wine sounds like a delicious dovetailing of tastes. Can’t wait to try…

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      May 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      I’m a recent convert to papaya, and I love it!

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    May 28, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    How wonderful you’ve put all these Popsicle recipes in one place. Thank you.

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    Shari Kelley
    May 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    These sound so interesting and look beautiful!

  • Reply
    May 28, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Pop tail fun! Who doesn’t want one of these!

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    May 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    These sound absolutely yummy and will be a hit with my ‘Las Mujeres Supper Club’. I’m interested in seeing a lime Popsicle recipe as you can dunk these into glasses of red wine and feel like you’ve been transported to heaven.
    Keep these wonderful recipes coming!

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      May 28, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Yikes that sounds amazing, I’ll work on one!

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    Annie @Maebells
    May 28, 2014 at 10:19 am

    So fun! We are having a girls weekend and these will be perfect!

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      May 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

      My husband didn’t respond to the papaya/rose combination, (what does he know) but I’m telling you, it was really lovely!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    May 28, 2014 at 7:13 am

    How fun…perfect for summer evenings with friends. Now if it would only turn warm here in New England. 🙂

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    Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower
    May 27, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    These poptails look so amazing. I can’t wait to give them a try. Now I have to find time to run out and buy the popsicle molds! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession
    May 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    HOW CUTE ARE THESE!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m loving that almost coral color of the poptails! I loveeee papayas and mixing them up with rose wine is just WHOAAAAAA!!!!! Making these! <3

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