Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

The livin’ is easy in the summertime, if you like to stay home. One way to enjoy the outdoors is to host a casual party in your backyard, and use Solo cups (sponseror of this post today), and then to whip up a Creamsicle drink for your guests!

I grew up with a Creamsicle being my all-time favorite popsicle. I was disappointed when I had to choose a fudgesicle or a regular popsicle, but I was happy girl when I reached into the cooler, at the local corner market, and saw the bright orange package!

The flavor of a Creamsicle drink?


Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

And vanilla!

Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

I recently made this combination over at the coast on vacation.

Perfect summer drink!

Creamsicle drink

How do you make a Creamsicle drink?

Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

My version is easy, peasy for a Creamsicle Sipper in a Solo cup:

1. Set up a drink station in your backyard using Red Solo cups.

2. Make sure you have a bucket of ice on hand, filling your glass 1/2 way with ice.

3. Fill the glass with either 1/2 cup of sparkling water, tonic water, or 7-Up for the base.

4. If you want to make the drink alcoholic, add 3 T. of your favorite gin.

4. Cut orange slices easy to squeeze for fresh orange juice.

5. Set out vanilla extract with a small teaspoon, using 1/2 teaspoon per drink.

6. Optional to fill the glass to the brim with 1/2 and 1/2 or milk.

Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

Then do what I do. Sit back, shut your eyes, and take your first sip.

Then what comes next is what every person should do: Pretend you are a kid again.

Most of us have great memories as a kid, and Solo cups and tasty drinks resonate for most of us as happy memories!

What’s your spin on a Creamsicle drink?

Creamsicle drink in Solo Cup

YOU CAN ENTER the Solo Cup contest, here:

-They are giving Solo fans the opportunity to win prizes for sharing their favorite drink recipes this summer. They want to know what will be in your cup this summer!

-They will be selecting four weekly winners to receive $50 AMEX gift cards and Solo gift packs.

-One grand prize winner will receive a Solo gift pack, a cocktail gift pack and a $150 AMEX gift card for a total value of over $300.

Here’s how it works, over at their Facebook page, one grand prize winner will be selected on or around August 12, 2013 . Their promotion will run from 10:00:00 am ET on July 16, 2013 until 12:00 pm ET on August 12, 2013.

This post is sponsored by Solo Cups. Here are some tips if you want to set up an outdoor beverage station! And if you’re interested, I have a Beverages and Drink Station Pinterest Board. :)