Gin is a perfect spirit to have in cocktails but have you ever thought of consuming it in a fun way? Say Aye to Gin and Tonic Popsicles! It will not only help you to beat the heat but make you try gin an innovative way. Here are the recipes for some boozy gin popsicles.
Gin is one of the most loved and favorite drink of several alcohol enthusiasts. However, several people even the ones who love drink do not know a lot about the history of Gin. Gin has a rich and long history, which is why you would love to know more about its origin. So, here are a few interesting facts you should know about the origin of Britain’s most loved drink.
Gin was initially created in the 17th century in Holland. Surprisingly, Gin was introduced as a medicine and it was called as Genever, which can be roughly translated as Juniper in Dutch. As most of you can probably imagine, Genever was a lot different to the normal gin drinks that are available in the market right now.
During the 17th century, Juniper, coriander seed, star anise, and other botanicals was believed to have excellent medicinal properties. As a result, several botanicals including juniper was used to make Genever by distilling them with single malt. A few decades later, the popularity of Gin grew and it was created in approximately 400 distilleries in just Amsterdam.
Now, since you have gathered sufficient information on Gin. Let us move on to how to create Gin and Tonic popsicles. Create some interesting flavoured gin and tonic popsicles at home! But before that ace your gin and tonic game, here! Learn how to make gin popsicles.
Recipes for Gin and Tonic Popsicles
Cucumber – Mint Gin and Tonic Popsicles
• Mint stems
• 2 Cucumber slices, quartered
• 1/3 cup Gin
• ½ cup Tonic water
• Tap the mint step into the gen and let it infuse.
• Strain the gin mixture through a mesh strainer into the tonic water. Give 3-4 good stirs. Don’t over stir.
• Add cucumber quarter in the Popsicle mold. Pour the gin and tonic mixture evenly into your popsicle molds and put in the freezer overnight.
Rose – Lemon Gin and Tonic Popsicles
• ½ cup Tonic Water
• 1/3 cup Gin
• 1-2 teaspoons of rose water
• ½ teaspoon lemon juice
• Combine the rose water, lemon juice, and gin.
• Add the tonic water and give 3-4 good stirs. Don’t over stir.
• Pour into your mold and put it in the freezer overnight. You can also add some fruit chunks for variations.
Mango – Basil Gin and Tonic Popsicles
• Bunch of fresh basil
• 1/3 Cup gin
• ½ tablespoon fresh basil
• 1 lime, juiced
• ½ cup Tonic water
• Add every ingredient to a food processor and blend until smooth.
• Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert a popsicle stick. You can also add a few small mango pieces. Freeze it overnight.
You can add some strawberries for variations.
Cherry, Lime, and Gin
• 1/3 cup sugar
• ¼ cup fresh lime juice
• ½ cup tonic water
• ½ cup gin
• Combine cherries and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir to coat cherries in sugar.
• Bring to a simmer and then mash it. Stir occasionally.
• Set a strainer over a bowl and pour the cherry mixture into the strainer. Press down on the solids until all the juice has gone.
• Add all other ingredients. Stir.
• Fill your molds with the mixture and freeze overnight.
Beat the heat with these boozy popsicles. You can try to make how to make a gin and tonic recipe or check out Gin cocktail easy recipes.