Gin Popsicles That Make For The Perfect Party Treat
For the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup matches, as you gather with friends to cheer on your favourite teams, why not try something different than your go-to gin and tonic? We recommend a gin popsicle!
A gin popsicle, in simple words, is a “cocktail on a stick”. A mix of tonic water and your choice of citric elements, herbs and fruits, along with gin, is poured into moulds and allowed to freeze for 24 to 48 hours.
In this article, we will tell you about a few interesting gin popsicle combinations. Read on, and try them out for yourself.
Raspberry Gin Popsicle
No drink is a summer-only drink now, thanks to climate change. Although India is experiencing the monsoon even in October, there are some 'very hot' days, and this drink is all you want on those.
The amalgamation of sweet and tangy flavours is the highlight of this popsicle. To make this a fruity delight, you will need a whole cup of fresh raspberries and half a cup of gin. You could use a fresh lime, or concentrated lemon juice to bring in the tangy flavour. If you don't like lime, orange juice is a good alternative.
In a pitcher, add lime/orange juice, gin, and water. Give it a good stir. You could add a syrup of your choice. This is optional. Once the mixture is ready, add raspberries. Set it aside for about 15 minutes.
After 15-20 minutes, pour the mixture into popsicle moulds and leave them in the freezer for seven hours, and your treat is ready.
Cucumber Gin Popsicle
Cucumber gin popsicles will only take 10 minutes of your time. However, you will need a blender for this recipe.
Add freshly cut cucumber slices (7-8 small pieces), a few mint leaves, a syrup and a gin of your choice. Plain gin is the preferred choice for this popsicle, given the use of mint leaves.
Blend the mixture thoroughly to a smooth puree. Now add about 300 ml of sparkling water. Mix well and pour the contents into moulds.
It is advised to leave this in the freezer for five hours. Don't forget to leave it outside for 15 minutes before consuming the popsicle.
Berry Gin Gimlet Popsicles
After a heavy dinner, you might be in the mood for a light dessert. The Berry Gin Gimlet might be the perfect popsicle for you.
Prepared in just 15 minutes, you start by mixing a quarter cup of lemon juice and half a cup of water. Add some sugar, honey or jaggery, as per your liking. Stir the mixture and add a cup of washed blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. Blend this mixture lightly.
Now, add half a cup of gin, half a cup of lemon juice and salt (according to your taste). Blend until you obtain a smooth mixture. Pour the mixture into popsicle moulds and leave in the freezer for five hours. This recipe makes enough popsicles for 2-3 individuals.
Mango, Basil & Gin Popsicle
Who doesn't love mangoes? Serve as a popsicle, and everyone will want even more. The icing on the cake is that this is vegan-friendly. Here is a look at the preparation. Do note that this recipe serves between 5-6 people, so it’s perfect for a crowd.
Start by cutting a fresh mango. Transfer all the pieces to a blender, and add a few leaves of basil. Add 200 ml of gin, a syrup of your choice (optional), and four to five drops of lime juice.
Once the mixture is blended well, pour the contents into popsicle moulds. Freeze overnight.
Blueberry Gin Yoghurt Popsicle
This is another vegan option. All you need to do is blend two spoons of Greek yoghurt, fresh blueberries and coconut milk, with 45 ml of the gin of your choice. Add the mixture into moulds and freeze overnight!