Ice pops, freeze pops, popsicles, lollies, juice pops… They go by many names, but for all of us, they were a childhood Summer staple. Seriously, think about it, did you enjoy anything more on a hot Summer day other than maybe ice cream from the creepy truck that strolled your neighborhood? Fast forward and you’re an adult now, and you’ve given up most of the things that made you happy as a kid, but ironically, a lot of nostalgic treats are popping back up because they genuinely remind us of simpler days. Insert Boozy popsicles; the frozen treats for adults only that have been popping up everywhere lately. If last Summer was the year of the hard seltzers (please, make it stop), this Summer will be the year of the boozy pops. Part cocktail, part frozen treat, it’s as if we as adults decided that we wouldn’t let being grown up stop us from still enjoying things and being a big kid.
This weeks review is a fun one for us, we’re sampling DAQ 33, a boozy popsicle from Prohibition Pops out of Oregan. Prohibition pops are the brainchild of Cody and Cornelia, owners of Speakeasy 33 in Bandon, Oregon. They currently produce 3 frozen cocktails, DAQ 33, Bourbon Buck, and Flower Power. Each cocktail is made with all natural ingredients, spirits, and are 100% gluten free. We recently tried the DAQ 33 at our Super Bowl party and here’s what we thought…
First Impression: We love the name, not a lot of creativity in the brands in this category from buzz pops to boozpops etc etc. Prohibition Pops is catchy and we like it. The packaging is what you would expect but thankfully avoids some of the more “child-like” branding we’ve seen with some of their competitors.
Tasting Notes: Very rum forward with a great lime flavor infusion. You can notice the quality of ingredients with a great flavor that doesn’t end in a bad aftertaste or get overshadowed by too much sugar and artificial ingredients.
Price / Proof: $24.99 for a 6pack / 8% Abv, 16 Proof
Final Words: We really enjoyed these. The flavor was spot on for a frozen daiquiri and for only 8% alcohol, you get quite a kick of booze behind the sour from the lime juice. I can easily see this being a backyard bbq staple this Summer so do yourself a favor and grab a 6 pack (or more) and try these for yourself.
For more information on Prohibition Pops, including future updates and where to buy, visit them at www.Prohibition-pops.com