Campari and Grapefruit Popsicles

After trying these Campari and grapefruit popsicles–made with just water, sugar, grapefruit juice, and Campari–you may need to buy a second popsicle mold. One to keep at the ready for mommy’s special treats.

Grapefruit Campari Popsicles

This Campari and grapefruit popsicles are a sweetly tart summer cocktail on a stick that are so seductive, you may find you need to purchase a second popsicle mold—one for mommy’s special popsicles so they can always be at the ready. Originally published July 20, 2015.Renee Schettler Rossi

Campari and Grapefruit Popsicles

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  • 15 M
  • 1 D
  • Makes 8 to 10

Special Equipment: Popsicle molds; wooden popsicle sticks

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  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, from about 4 grapefruits
  • 1/3 cup Campari


  • 1. Combine the water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and stir in the grapefruit juice and Campari.
  • 2. Pour the mixture into your popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch space at the top of each mold. Insert the popsicle sticks into the molds and freeze until the popsicles are solid, at least 2 hours.

Recipe Testers Reviews

This Campari and grapefruit popsicle is not your childhood popsicle—and that's a good thing! Here's a not-too-sweet ice pop for the over-21 crowd. The Campari works magic with the grapefruit, somehow making it taste even more grapefruit-y, not to mention enhancing the color. The bitterness of the Campari complements the fruit and tames the sweetness of the popsicle but doesn't overwhelm it in the least. Even a Campari-hater would like these popsicles. My popsicles molds are tiny so I put the remaining Campari mixture in an ice cube tray for mini-pops.


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