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Costco’s Vodka Martini Freeze Pops Are Back to Help Get You Through Summer

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by Eben Diskin May 1, 2020

Judging by the 55 percent increase in alcohol sales, drinks have been a helpful therapeutic to get everyone through this pandemic. But as summer approaches, we need to refine our drinking strategy a bit. Summer is the perfect season for boozy frozen treats, and Costco knows how to satisfy your craving. For a refreshing snack that gets you tipsy, and also evokes a sense of nostalgia, and helps you forget your social distancing woes, Costco’s Vodka Martini Slim Chillers check all the boxes. Remember those freeze pops from your childhood, which always hit the spot on a humid summer day? Now imagine it also could get you buzzed.

Coming in new vodka-soaked flavors like orangeberry mimosa, peach mango bellini, and blackberry pomegranate sangrini, these pops are made with eight-times distilled, charcoal-filtered vodka. Phil Hurley, the creator of Slim Chillers, told PEOPLE, “My primary goal was not to eliminate the sugar, but lower it to a point where you could still enjoy your cocktail, but with a lot less guilt.”

Slim Chillers have become a summer tradition in states lucky enough to have access to them. They’re available at BevMo stores, local liquor stores in California, and select Costco locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. But given the current climate, it might be best to simply order them online.

This story originally published on June 6, 2018, and was updated on May 1, 2020

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