The beauty of this is that you can make it as simple or complex as you like as well as including or excluding alcohol.
Step 1: Gather Supplies
shot glasses or popsicle mold
popsicle sticks (I used skewers)
block of wood
food coloring (optional)
store bought popsicles (for the quick fix)
Step 2: Perfectly Paired Popsicles
Fill your shot glasses with your preferred sugary drink. If you want to layer it with several flavors or colors, fill it only part way.
Step 3: Stick Holders
Put a bottle cap on each skewer and place them into the shot glasses.
Put your glasses into the freezer.
Step 4: Layering
For a few, I just wanted to add some food coloring to the middle layer to make them more aesthetically pleasing. For some, I mixed drinks. (See recipe in last step.)
Pull the bottle cap off of the skewer. It will stay straight on its own now.
Add another layer.
Return to the freezer.
Repeat these steps until the glass is full.
Step 5: Drink Recipes
1) You suck the drink off of the popsicle
2) The popsicle melts into the drink
Consider both of these flavor combinations when choosing a popsicle to match your drink.
The key to making your own drinks with popsicles is to remember that the drink itself should be yummy before the popsicle is added. Don't make a cranberry juice popsicle and put it in straight vodka.
I made a lot of popsicles for lots of drinks. I also played with store bought popsicles. (They were easier when serving to company.) I'm going to outline my favorite two in this step. These two are alcoholic, but simply putting a popsicle in a cold glass of water, is quite refreshing. Use your imagination.
2 parts orange juice
4 parts pineapple juice (or Tampico Pineapple Coconut flavor is also amazing)
1 part sweetened lime juice
1 part coconut rum
1 part spiced rum
1 part rum (your choice, you could go dark here or stay light)
Layered with two parts orange juice and 1 part Hawaiian Punch
1 part Wild Turkey American Honey
3 parts apple juice
store bought lime flavor
1 part vanilla vodka
3 parts ginger ale