At a recent rooftop party, we were presented the most delicious and adorable Creamy Margarita Popsicles
the world has ever seen. We enjoyed every second, then began thinking how can we put our own spin on these? Like R. Kelly's 'Ignition', the original was a banger, but the remix would come to define a generation. So let's bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce, bounce
and get to making popsicle history.
Grapefruit Basil Gin Creamsicles
(Based off Host The Toast's Creamy Margarita Popsicles recipe)
Ingredients¼ cup Gin
½ cup Grapefruit Juice
1 cup fresh Lime Juice (about 6 limes)
4 small Limes (for stabilizing popsicle sticks)
1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp Basil, finely chopped
1 cup Water
12 (3 oz) Plastic or Paper Bath Cups
12 Wooden Popsicle Sticks or Craft Spoons
1: Juice them limes. We suggest rolling them first to ensure they produce the most juice-per-capita. Slice the smaller reserved limes into wheels about ¼" thick.
2: In a pitcher or large bowl, stir together lime juice, basil, grapefruit juice, condensed milk, water, and gin until condensed milk is completely dissolved and the liquid is uniform.
3: Lay out 12 cups on a baking sheet or dish that you can easily put in the freezer. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way full with the creamy liquor concoction. Slide 12 popsicle sticks halfway through the center of 12 small lime wheels and top each cup with the lime popsicle stick.
4: Toss the plate or baking sheet in the freezer and let sit undisturbed for at least 6 hours – preferably overnight.
Now, you'll need to find something to do with your time, and a Gimlet made with fresh lime juice seems like the logical place to start. Try 1 ½ oz Gin
, ½ oz fresh lime juice, and ½ oz simple syrup with a lime garnish. Cocktail purists would tell you a true Gimlet calls for Rose's Sweetened Lime Juice
, but your taste buds will appreciate the liberties you've taken.
5: Once your popsicles are solid – take them out, pop them out of the cup and enjoy!