Creamsicle

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Creamsicle cocktail with orange wedge garnish next to ice cream scooper with vanilla ice cream and orange wedges

A Sweet Summertime Treat – The Creamsicle

Looking for a nostalgic and tasty summertime drink? Look no further than the Creamsicle! This easy-to-make beverage combines Vanilla Flavored Vodka, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, and Half and Half to create a smooth and creamy concoction that is sure to please. So next time you're looking to beat the heat, be sure to give the Creamsicle a try!
Creamsicle pops with orange slices behind

Origin of the Creamsicle Cocktail

The history of the Creamsicle Cocktail is murky but it is believed to have be invented in the United States during the 20th century. It's unclear how this recipe evolved into the one we know today, but it's safe to say that the Creamsicle Cocktail is a delicious way to enjoy the flavors of summer!

What is a Creamsicle

Creamsicle is a cool, delicious summertime treat that combines the flavors of orange and vanilla. The original Creamsicle was created in 1905 by ice cream vendor, Frank Epperson. He comboned the flavors of fruit juice and vanilla ice cream. He called it an "Eppsicle" after himself. The name was later changed to "Creamsicle" when it was introduced to the public.
The Creamsicle became very popular in the 1970s and is still enjoyed by many today. It can be made at home or purchased pre-made from the store. Either way, it's a refreshing and tasty treat that's perfect for summer!

How to make the Creamsicle Cocktail

Creamsicle Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Flavored Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Triple Sec
  • 4 oz Orange Juice
  • 4 oz Half and Half
  • Ice

Glass:

Rocks Glass

    Instructions:

    Preparation time without Barsys Coaster: 3 - 5 minutes
    1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Vanilla Flavored Vodka, Triple Sec, Orange Juice, and Half and Half.
    2. Stir well and strain into a chilled Rocks Glass with ice.
    Creamsicle pops withs ice and orange wheels

    Tips on how to make the greatest Creamsicle Cocktail 

    Use the Barsys Coaster for an elevated cocktail-making experience!
    • Garnish with whipped cream and or an orange wedge.
    • After crafting the Creamsicle, freeze the drink and blend to create a fun and unique slushy.
    • Change up the half and half for vanilla ice cream to make the cocktail even creamier.

    What to pair with the Creamsicle Cocktail

    What goes great with a Creamsicle cocktail? How about some delicious summertime themed ideas!

    Fruit salad in bowl and jar of honey in background

    Sweet 

    • Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream
    • Strawberry Shortcake Trifle 
    • Summer Fruit Salad 
    • S’mores Pudding Cups
    • Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

    grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream next to ice cream scooper

    Savory

    • BBQ Chicken Pizza
    • Grilled Corn on the Cob
    grilled corn on the cob with butter and cheese
    No matter what you pair with the Creamsicle Cocktail this combination of orange and vanilla cream is perfect to add to a gathering and or bring to a get together with friends!

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    In Conclusion

    So there you have it all about the Creamsicle! Whether you are enjoying a day by the pool on a hot summer day or hosting a fun summer gathering, the Creamsicle is sure to be a hit! 
    Cheers,
    Team Barsys
    creamsicle cocktail with whipped cream, cut fruit, and mint garnish
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