Amaretto Sour Popsicles


Trust us, these boozy ice pops taste even better than they look.

amaretto sour popsicles
Photo: Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
6 popsicles

Hot summer days call for an indulgent cold treat, and what’s better than an icy popsicle when the humidity won’t quit? We turned a refreshing summer cocktail, the amaretto sour, into a completely frozen version you can lick on a stick. Sweet cherries plus tart fresh citrus make for a refreshing cool-down at any time of day. Plus, frozen fruit in the popsicle replicates a cocktail garnish you can actually snack on.

This popsicle is tart—not like the sweet, sticky stuff from the ice cream truck—so those with a sweet tooth may want to stir in some sugar. As far as other recipe divergences, while tempting, we caution against adding more amaretto to booze up the popsicle. Alcohol has a much colder freezing point than water, so your popsicle will be more like a slushy if there’s too much liquor. Instead, just eat more popsicles. Cheers!

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  • 6 ounces cherry juice

  • ounces amaretto liqueur 

  • 4 ounces lemon juice

  • 2 ounces lime juice

  • 2 ounces simple syrup

  • Orange slices (optional) 

  • Maraschino cherries (optional) 


  1. Add 1 ounce cherry juice to the bottom of 6 popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks into each and freeze 6 hours or overnight.

  2. Mix amaretto, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and 1 ounce water in a cocktail mixing class. Thinly slice oranges and/or maraschino cherries.

  3. Remove popsicle molds from the freezer and, keeping the stick inside, lift off the top. Carefully add fruit garnishes (if using) and then top each mold with the amaretto sour cocktail mixture. Freeze overnight.

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