Going on with my alcohol-spiked food, popsicles seem to be the right kind of dessert for the right amount of alcohol intake ; )
1 cup white wine*
1 1/2 cups mixed chopped fruit (I used peaches, nectarines, plums, and mango)
1 1/4 cups white grape peach juice or any white juice you desire (I used Welch’s brand)
1/4 cup orange juice
5 tablespoons sugar
*Note: (Optional) I used 7 ounces white wine and 1 ounce Grand Marnier. You may use any orange-flavored liqueur you desire.
Macerate the chopped fruit in white wine and orange-flavored liqueur, if using, for at least 20 minutes. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, combine the white grape peach juice and sugar. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat, until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and cool.
Strain the fruit, reserving both wine and fruit. Stir the wine into the sweetened juice mixture. Add the orange juice and salt. Set aside.
Divide the fruit evenly into the ice pop molds, and pour in the wine/juice mixture, leaving a little room at the top of each mold, as the mixture will expand as it freezes.
Freeze until the mixture is semi-frozen, at least 2 hours, before inserting popsicle sticks so they will stand straight on their own. Freeze until completely set, at least several hours, or preferably, overnight. Unmold the popsicles by dipping the molds for a few seconds into a bowl with tall sides, filled with lukewarm water. Pull stick up gently to release the ice pops. Enjoy!