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Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles

All summer long you should be enjoying these great Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles – they are like orange slices after your sports games but 100 times more fun!

The introductory image of the Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles.

Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles

With summer right around the corner, most of us are looking for something sweet and cold to partake in. Well my friends, I have something so yummy for you to try. Don’t worry, this isn’t another popsicle recipe for the kids. This is for the adults of the household. Introducing my favorite way to get my Vitamin C in – Orange Juice and  Campari Popsicles.

These popsicles don’t require many ingredients. The only requirement is that you’re sitting back and relaxing on your back porch or by the pool as you enjoy them. You’ll love the sweet flavor of the pops that are put together in no time. If you’re excited to try something new this summer, then let’s dive into this recipe.

What is Campari?

Have you heard of ordering a Negroni as an aperitif? Maybe an Americano? If so, then I’m sure that you have heard of Campari.

However, if you don’t know what that is, it’s simple. Campari is a very popular spirit that is made up of bitter orange mixed with various spices. I would describe it as sweet orange upfront, but then closes out with a harsh, bitter orange flavor at the end. Needless to say, Campari is best served with a mixer like Orange Juice,  Club Soda, Gin, or even just a splash of water.

A plate of orange Campari Popsicles in a bowl of ice with orange slices.

Campari Pops

Now that summer is finally here you can make a batch of these Orange popsicles to enjoy with your spouse or neighbors. You can enjoy them one at a time or as many as you want. They will become your go-to because you can easily make these and enjoy them in no time at all.

How to Enjoy Boozy Popsicles

If you are new to the world of boozy popsicles, I wanted to give you some tips in helping you make them. While they don’t require a lot of ingredients and are easy to make, a few extra tips never hurt anyone. Here are some of my best tips for enjoying boozy popsicles.

An image of 6 Boozy Popsicles stacked up on a bed if ice cubes.

Invest in Good Ice Pop Molds

I’m not going to lie, but you do want to invest in a few decent popsicle molds for your future popsicles. When you have good molds, you have a better chance of your popsicles turning out great.

Keep Watching the Syrup

Another secret I have in making these Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles is to keep an eye on the simple syrup you’re making. It’s so easy to walk away from the stove when you’re cooking. I know it’s hard, but stay put! You’ll have a better chance of your pops turning out to be perfect if you’re patient and watch the concoction cook.

An image of the Orange Juice Popsicles in a white bowl.

How to Make Ice Pops

For some of you, learning how to make an alcoholic popsicle recipe is going to open a whole new world for you. After you learn how to make these popsicles, you’ll be able to add what you want. Here is a basic tutorial on how to make ice pops.

Make a simple syrup: you’ll want to combine the sugar and ⅔ cup water in a saucepan and bring to a bowl.

Go ahead and remove from heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.

In a pitcher combine the simple syrup, orange juice, Campari, and lemon juice.

Pour mixture into ice pop molds, add pop sticks and freeze until set, at least 8 hours.

The really cool thing about this recipe is you can change things up as you see fit. Since these are alcoholic ice pops, you can leave the alcohol out and make a virgin version.

The kids are going to LOVE learning how to make non-alcoholic ice pops too. Spend some time experimenting and have fun with it.

A horizontal picture of six Orange juice and Campari Popsicles stacked up on a bed of ice cubes and orange slices.

Orange Juice and Campari Popsicle Ingredients

Have you ever made a recipe that was so simple, you almost giggled? Once you see how few ingredients this recipe takes, you’ll jump on the opportunity to make it again and again. Here are the ingredients in these ice pops.

  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup Campari
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Orange juice – If you’re up for it and have the tools, why not fresh squeeze your own orange juice? If you like being extra, I say go for it. Don’t worry though, orange juice from the store works perfectly fine too!

Campari – You gotta have the Campari. You can pick up this delicious liquor at most liquor stores. You might want to pick up a couple of bottles because you’ll literally fall in love with this alcoholic ice pop recipe.

The last two ingredients are lemons and sugar. You may already have those two ingredients in your home.

Have you ever made Campari Pops? What did you think about them?

Here’s a few great outdoor activities that you can do to “earn” you Popsicle:

I’ve got lots more great Popsicle Recipes for you to make all summer long!

Watermelon Popsicles

Overhead view of frozen watermelon pops shown on a tray of ice.

White Wine Spritzer Popsicles

Sweet white wine, some fresh berries and a hint of seltzer makes these White Wine Spritzer Popsicles a hit this summer.

Mixed Berries and Coconut Popsicles

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and refined sugar free mixed berry popsicles.

A collage image of the Campari Popsicles.

Yield: 14-16

Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles

The introductory image of the Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles.

All summer long you should be enjoying these great Orange Juice and Campari Popsicles - they are like orange slices after your sports games but 100 times more fun!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup Campari
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

    1. To make a simple syrup: Combine the sugar an ⅔ cup water in a saucepan and bring to a bowl. Remove from heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Let cool.
    2. In a pitcher combine the simple syrup, orange juice, Campari and lemon juice.
    3. Pour mixture into ice pop molds, add pop sticks and freeze until set, at least 8 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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