Nothing is better than a cool refreshing summertime drink. Well, what if you could turn that summertime drink into a treat for adults? That is where the gin and tonic popsicles come in.
How To Make Gin and Tonic Popsicles
The Gin and Tonic is quite possibly one of the most famous and popular cocktails in history. This recipe is found a way to take a classic cocktail and make it even better.
This recipe is perfect for a small get togethers or even big backyard barbecues. While the kids are running around with their fruit flavored popsicles, the adults can relax with something with a little more kick.
All you need is some sugar, fresh fruit, Dixie cups, and a couple of other ingredients and you are good to go.
Ingredients and Recipe
Gin and Tonic Pops are really easy to make. They do require a few more ingredients and a little more time than a standard Gin and Tonic. But the extra effort is well worth it.
Note: You can even make your own homemade Gin
Various sliced fruit (strawberries, cucumber, blueberry, etc)
Popsicle sticks (optional)
Spoon to stir (we use the jigger and spoon from this set)
Pitcher (we just use this one we got from our margarita set)
Once you gather your ingredients and supplies, you can get your drink made.
Take out all of your ingredients and place your picture on the counter.
Start by adding 1/4 Cup of sugar into the pitcher.
Now add in 1/2 Cup of water, 1/3 Cup of lime juice, 1/4 Cup of gin, and top it off with one and 1/2 cups of tonic water.
Using your bar spoon, stir everything together until the sugar has completely dissolved. Set your pitcher to the side and get out your fruit and small Dixie Cups.
Choose whatever fruit you like; Strawberries, cucumber, blueberries, etc. If they need to be sliced, do that now.
Set out your Dixie Cups. This recipe should make about 9:00 or 10 popsicles. Take your pitcher and slowly pour the liquid into each of the Dixie Cups.
Place your chosen fruit into each of the cups, being careful not to overflow them.
If you like, you can put Popsicle sticks into the fruit. That way, when they freeze, you’ll have a handle for your pops. We skip this step and just use the cups almost like a push pop.
Put your pops on a flat level surface inside of your freezer. A cookie sheet worked great for this. They should freeze in about 5 hours, but we left them in our freezer overnight.
Gin & Tonic Popsicles
- Dixie cups
- bar spoon
- measuring cups
- (Optional) popsicle sticks
- 1½ cups tonic water
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup lime juice
- ¼ cup gin
- ¼ cup sugar
- assorted sliced fruit strawberry, blueberry, cucumber, kiwi, etc.
- Pour sugar into pitcher
- add in water, lime juice, gin, and tonic water
- stir until sugar has dissolved
- pour into 9-10 Dixie cups
- add fruit to cups, being cautious to not overflow
- (optional) place popsicle sticks through fruit into cup
- stick in freezer on flat surface, like a cookie sheet
- pops should freeze in about 5 hours but are best overnight