Adult Popsicle.




For those of you who buy Food&Wine magazine, this won’t be a huge surprise but for those who don’t, this might be a nice discovery. We spotted this recipe in an old issue of F&W and, as the weather was really heating up, we thought we might try it and share it with you. This adult treat is a perfect way to slide from the afternoon to the evening: Gin cucumber lime popsicles. This recipe is really easy and you can’t go wrong, but it is a little time consuming. It’s also easy because you can easily prepare this well before a party, up to a week in advance.


Ingredients:

¼ cup gin
¼ cup water + 1 tbsp
¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves
½ cup sugar
2 tsp finely grated lime zest (time is the lime consuming part)
1-2 cucumbers peeled (see exact measuring below)
½ tsp unflavored powdered gelatin.
¼ cup fresh lime juice
15 2-3 oz paper cups
 

Preparation
- Peel and seed cucumbers. Mix into a puree to make 1 ¼ cup
- Combine sugar, ¼ cup of water and chopped mint leaves in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and leave alone. After  15 minutes, strain the syrup in a bowl and let cool down to room temperature.
- Add cucumber puree, lime juice, zest and gin to the syrup and whisk.
- Prepare gelatin according to instructions on the pack. Typically sprinkle over  1tbsp of water, let soften, cook for 10 sec in microwave.
- incorporate gelatin into the cucumber syrup mixture.
- Pour 1 inch of the mixture in little cups (2-3 oz) and place in the freezer.
- After 1 hour, insert a stick in the center of each popsicle.
- Once the mixture is completely frozen and popsicles are hard, tear off the paper cup and replace in the freezer.
- Cover hermetically with a plastic wrap if you don’t plan to serve them for more than a day.
- Enjoy.

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