A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 30, 2016
Drinksicle (drink + popsicle)

A “drinksicle” (drink + popsicle) is any drink—alcoholic or non-alcoholic—frozen into a popsicle. “Drink-sicle” was cited in print in 1959, when it referred to a popsicle of reconstituted frozen orange drink. A “Drinksicle” containing optional alcohol was cited in 1985.

TGI Fridays offered “Drinksicle Rita” and “Drinksicle Tea” in August 2016—alcoholic drinks with popsicles floating in them.

“Poptail” (popsicle + cocktail) is a similar term.


15 March 1959, The American-Statesman (Austin, TX), pg. C-17, col. 2:
Make Drink-Sicles
When young cowboys and girls romp through your house, they’ll consider it a great treat to be offered orange drink-sicles for their afternoon snack. Simply pour reconstituted frozen orange drink into popsicles trays or your divided ice cube trays. Pop toothpick handles into each one, when frozen to a mush consistency. Continue freezing until solid. You can remove as many as you need; then wrap and return the rest to the freezer for another thirsty day.

6 September 1985, Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal, “Care for a mocktail?” (UPI), pg. 15, col. 2:
They include Oreo Delight, Strawberry Fields, the Drinksicle, and Almond Joy, which Kravetz says tastes just like the candy bar. In each case, alcohol is optional.

July 2004, Marie Claire, “10 best to do,” pg. 42:
4 WARNING: This is not your childhood Popsicle (but it is the best party invention since the Jell-O shot). Drinksicle ($20) includes the molds and tropical mix flavors-you just add alcohol. Available at department stores.

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Sandra Brunner
‏@Wallabina
@Digiteyes isn’t it a great photo? And there are other yummy drinksicle recipes there too. Mmmm.
6:28 PM - 9 Jul 2010

Eater
Dave Arnold on His Food Tech Project With David Chang
By Gabe Ulla Jun 17, 2011, 10:05a
(...)
Typical solution: Make your popsicles very weak in sugar, or alcohol, or both. This is clearly an unacceptable solution. Remember, because you are freezing your mix, the flavors need to be bold, not weak. Lowering the sugar (unless you are making a dry martini-sicle) isn’t the way to go. Even if you use no sugar at all, a good stiff martini clocking in at 20% alcohol just won’t freeze well. Your question, as stated, is: how do we make a stiff drink-sicle?

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Francis Lam
‏@Francis_Lam
What’s classier than a jello shot? DRINKSICLES! (Or “poptails?” Please, don’t think of the other name combination.) http://www.gilttaste.com/stories/5511-drinksicles-popsicle-recipes-for-grown-ups
2:22 PM - 29 Jun 2012

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2113 Bistro
‏@2113rva
Drinksicles: Popsicle Recipes for Grown-Ups by Whitney Chen http://zite.to/N6tyUH via @zite
10:19 AM - 30 Jun 2012

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Vero_
‏@ItzVero
Is it a Popsicle or a drink? Drinksicle? 😋 @ Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar http://instagram.com/p/ryASXnJawN/
7:50 AM - 19 Aug 2014
Manhattan, NY

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Jim Hartner
‏@jhartner7
Drinksicle Rita & Tea getting ready to hit the menu on Monday. @ TGI… https://www.instagram.com/p/BJWN7L-AcFpX0Ry3cdZDtWmU0xFQZyB0mw9a1I0/http://fb.me/86u80yhHR
5:23 PM - 20 Aug 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
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