Gin & Tonic Ice Lolly With Basil, Lime & Strawberry
While we’re staying in and the sun is shining, there’s no better way to appreciate the weather than with a fruity, refreshing Gin & Tonic ice lolly ‘PopTail’ - and making your own couldn’t be easier!
Let’s face it, ice lollies aren’t just for kids. These G&T inspired lollies have a dash of something a little stronger, perfect after a long week. This sharp and tangy lolly has the taste of G&T and also has the sweetness of strawberry, the tartness of lime, and herby notes from the basil.
- 6.25 6.25 g sugar
- 4 4 g strawberries
- 0.5 0.5 limes
- 1 1 basil leaves
- 25 25 ml gin
- 0.5 0.5 cans of tonic
- Boil a small amount of water in your kettle. Put the sugar into a jug with a splash of boiled water and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Slice the strawberries length ways, cut one of the limes in half and squeeze the juice into the sugar water. Cut the other lime into slices.
- Add the gin and the tonic to the jug as well. Give everything a good stir.
- Pop a basil leaf in to each mould, along with some strawberry slices and a couple of lime slices
- Fill the moulds right to the brim and push a stick in each
- Freeze overnight
Jordan says: If you add a dash of something boozy to your lollies, keep in mind that too much will stop the lollies from freezing solid, resulting in a slush (not necessarily a bad thing, but not what we’re aiming for here). Alcohol has a higher freezing point than fruit juice so always err on the side of caution when pouring your shot(s) of gin for these lollies.
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