+ Happy Hour

Happy Hour: A Cool Summer Citrus

Of course, I choose the hottest weekend of the year to travel to New York City.  104 degrees with a 75% chance of thunderstorms, fan-tas-tic.  But it’s not just the Big Apple that’s baking in the July sun, the entire nation seems to be experiencing a serious heat wave, so I thought this week’s happy hour should include a cocktail that is sure to cool you down.

It’s called a “poptail,” a popsicle made with the alcohol of your choice.  Brilliant.  This poptail creation includes vodka, pureed strawberries and fresh grapefruit juice.  It’s creator at Endless Simmer calls it a Grapefruit and Strawberry Greyhound.  

If I weren’t heading to NYC this weekend, I would be breaking out my juicer and popsicle molds.  

McGinn ‘Cecile’ Halter Print Dress ($260)

I usually eat my poptails poolside, but there’s no law that says you can’t serve them for a nicer occasion.  I think they would be an excellent choice for a rooftop party.

I own a dress from this brand, and I highly recommend it.  The construction of the dress is better than similar brands in the same price point, and the dresses are fun and feminine.  Perfect for a summer wedding.



  1. KC says:

    Belle, speaking of NYC and popsicles, you have to try Popbar if you are anywhere near the Village. Just a totally unsolicited recommendation, but they are the most fun delicious pops – you can get them dipped in chocolate and coated in all types of nuts. On Carmine street, I believe.

    July 6, 2012/Reply
  2. Melissa says:

    I made these poptails a couple weeks ago (along with some of the other recipes on the site. They are a bit tricky, since the alcohol makes it harder for them to freeze!

    July 6, 2012/Reply
  3. Ellie says:

    Stunning dress.
    I'm glad you posted that picture and not the one from Amazon, because it does not fit the model at all there.

    July 6, 2012/Reply
  4. Sarah says:

    Welcome to NYC– it's brutal here…which is why I'm escaping to Katonah for the day!

    July 7, 2012/Reply
  5. Erica says:

    Mhm those poptails look delicious! Definitely need to make them tomorrow. Today's heat in DC was unbearable!

    July 8, 2012/Reply
  6. Allissa says:

    It was 110 this weekend where I love so those Popsicles could NOT look any more amazing.

    July 8, 2012/Reply