Aug 12, 2013

Summer Basil Gin Popsicle Recipe

stacy reynaud

I refuse to let all this basil we have go to waste. Voila - the basil gin boozicle!
I didn't want to use those creepy silicone popsicle molds,  nor the $30 stainless steel mold
from Whole Foods, so I improvised.

For the mold I used little recyclable plastic cups, (100 of them cost less than $3), and the popsicle sticks are craft sticks, (bag of 150 less than $3). You can get craft sticks at a craft store or that big box store that starts with W. If you want to be really swish - dye the craft sticks with food coloring or blackberry juice.

What you need:
  • 1 cup gin
  • 2 cups water
  • bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 limes - juiced
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • blender
  • tinfoil
  • craft sticks
  • small cups

What you do:
  • add everything to the blender and pulse slowly. Don't go too fast or it will get foamy and that stuff doesn't freeze
  • pour the mix into the little cups
  • pop a tinfoil hat on them
  • slice the middle of the hat with a knife and insert the craft stick
  • put the cups on a tray in the freezer for no less than 24 hrs.
  • you can omit the water if you want - it just won't freeze as solidly

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