Cucumber Ginger Gin Popsicles

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I didn’t like gin for YEARS. I blame it on tonic water. Tonic water is not my jam. My tongue puts grapefruit juice and tonic water in the same ahhhhhh what is that??! MAKE IT STOP!! category.

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It took me a long time to warm up to grapefruit…so maybe I have it in me to one day like tonic water? I dunno. The day I added ginger beer to gin (out of desperation!) was the day I liked GIN. In fact, it’s been my go-to alcohol for the past few years. Gin + Ginger Beer (sometimes ginger ale if that’s what we have on hand) with lime. Sometimes I add a few cucumber slices or strawberries (they taste really good when they’re gin infused!).

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And here we have my favorite cocktail in POPSICLE FORM!!! Cuz it’s summer and boozy popsicles might be on your bucket list!  These ones are super refreshing.  How could you go wrong with cucumber, ginger beer, lime and gin??! Dust off your popsicle molds and get at it!

And we’re off!

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First things first. Peel the cucumber and then scoop out the seeds. If you leave a little peel on you’ll get some cucumber peel bits up in. I think it makes it pretty but feel to go bare!

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Break up the cucumber and add the rest of the ingredients (sans the ginger beer!) to the blender.

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Lime squeeze! I added the juice of two limes in this recipe. It makes it tangy! If you find that it’s too tangy, add a little more simple syrup. Adjust to your tastebuds.

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Blended! We add the ginger beer last. Just a few pulses to incorporate the ginger beer.

I held off on blending it all together initially cuz I didn’t want a foamy mess.

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We fill up our popsicle molds!

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This recipe makes eight popsicles. I filled up the last two with orange juice for Cooper. He seriously thinks he’s getting a major treat when I give him an oj popsicle. I felt the same way when I was a kid…

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If you’re using these popsicle molds, freeze the pops without the sticks for about 40 minutes. Then add the sticks!  We freeze our popsicles for at least 12 hours after that. Because there’s gin in the popsicle, we want to make sure it’s totally frozen. Btw-too much alcohol can prevent the popsicles from freezing all the way. So about 2 oz. is the magic combo. Future reference for you!

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And we take them out of the molds!

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What else can we do with them? DIP THEM IN OUR COCKTAILS!

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IT IS THE MOST DELICIOUS THING EVER.

Cucumber Ginger Gin Popsicles

makes 8

  • 1 large cucumber, peeled with seeds removed
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 2 oz. Hendrick’s Gin
  • 1 cup Reed’s ginger beer

In a blender combine cucumber, lime juice, simple syrup and gin blend until mixture is smooth. Add ginger beer and blend for 5 seconds to incorporated.   Fill the ice pop molds with the cucumber gin mixture about 3/4 full.  Place molds in the freezer for about an hour and then put the ice pop sticks in the mold. Freeze for 12 hours to guarantee popsicles have set before serving.

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  • June 3, 2014

    I’m totally not down with tonic water either, while I think I did not like gin for ages, either. I like mine with lemonade (what we Brits call lemonade, which is the clear lemon flavoured soda) and cucumber.

    And these popsicals are a fantastic idea, btw! x

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      It’s fabulous with lemonade too!! :)

  • This has to be the coooolest {pun intended} popsicle EVER!!!!!! Love the step-by-step instructions you’ve given! And that flavor combination! ooooh!!!! Can’t wait to try these!

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      I like your puns :)

  • June 3, 2014

    Gin is my favourite thing – even better with cucumber (Hendricks is my favourite gin for that reason). I am definitely making some of these for a summer party – I just need the sun to come out first!

  • June 3, 2014

    Gin and ginger beer is awesome combination. I also love tequila with ginger beer as less sweet with the fire. I must make these!

    FoodNerd x

    http://www.foodnerd4life.com

  • June 3, 2014

    Ohhhh these look so refreshing! Do you have a Popsicle mold that you recommend?

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      There’s a link above :)

  • June 3, 2014

    YES! Gin=summer time

  • I definitely have boozy popsicles on my bucket list! These sound amazing!

  • June 3, 2014

    Since limes cost a damn fortune anymore, our favorite bar started serving their gin and tonics (I, for one, love a G&T) with cucumber and it has revolutionized my cocktail experience.

    I’m definitely going to make these. Except that for some bizzarro reason, I can’t find ginger beer anywhere around here! But I’m happy to know that ginger ale works in a pinch.

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      You’ll like it with ginger ale too! No doubt!

  • Meaghan
    June 3, 2014

    I can’t wait to try this!

    Have you tried really good tonic? I like to use Jack Rudy because it is a concentrate and you can mix it with seltzer and pick how strong you want the flavor to be. You can buy it at crate and barrel.

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      I have! It’s the bitterness that I can’t handle. My tongue thinks it’s no bueno.

  • June 3, 2014

    Ahh these are so gorgeous! The colour just scream SUMMER!!!!
    http://youtube.com/addalittlefood

  • June 3, 2014

    Yum!! Oh man. I’m gonna have to try this. Gin is a staple for my Dad. He’s gonna love this!

  • June 3, 2014

    I HATE tonic water. It took me a long time to figure out that tonic water isn’t the same as every other sparkling water.

    Still not a huge gin fan (it tastes like pine needles!) but this recipe looks so good I’m willing to try.

    Also? Putting a popsicle into a drink is THE BEST IDEA EVER!

  • Erin
    June 3, 2014

    Love tonic, love gin, love gin mixed with grapefruit juice and a salted rim (Did you turn me onto that cocktail? If so, thank you!!). Gin is my summer go-to. I saw this popsicle in the drink pic on your twitter feed last night and woke up my husband to show him. Can’t wait! Brilliant!

    (The first time I really had gin, I thought it tasted like pine needles, too, but that was because it was a plastic-bottle gin and in a really unbalanced ratio with tonic.)

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      You woke up your husband with my photo? That’s hilarious!

  • June 3, 2014

    Yum, yum, yum!!!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • June 3, 2014

    ooooh man. these look pretty appealing. i went through a pretty serious popsicle phase where I made crazy flavors like sweet potato pie & peanut butter and jelly.

    • Tracy
      June 3, 2014

      whoa!! I’m intrigued…

  • I’ve never had gin before! I come from a strictly scotch or whisky drinking household and Mum doesn’t even drink (deprived teenage-hood I know…). I will have to remedy this swiftly, and even though it is cooling down here in Australia I’m sure a cocktail ice block (popsicle in Aussie slang) would be perfect for our oncoming long weekend :)

  • These look so simple and refreshing. Perfect for a hot day! The pale green color is just beautiful. Well done!

  • June 3, 2014

    Oh my!!! I sort of adore these and the fact that I am completely obsessed with making popsicles right now means I will have these in my freezer as soon as the mold gets finished freezing up the current batch. Thanks for the boozy popsicle inspiration:)

  • June 3, 2014

    Woah. I have had jell-o shots but I have never heard of popsicles with booze in them. I love gin, but too much and it makes me mean. Could you use the same ratio of vodka? That would be almost like a Moscow Mule popsicle.

  • Mira C
    June 4, 2014

    Every year I vow to get popsicle molds. This should be the year!

  • LoriW
    June 5, 2014

    Perfect timing with World Gin Day fast approaching on June 14! I believe the celebrations are run out of the UK but I’ve been doing my part for eastern Canada ;-)
    I can’t thank you enough for all the cocktail recipes you’ve shared over the years. I believe delicious is a necessary ingredient and you never fail. We’ve been ‘tipsy’ together a lot for two people who’ve never met. Happy summer!

  • June 5, 2014

    I would have never thought to combine gin and ginger beer, but that’s brilliant! Really starting to regret selling my Zoku popsicle maker.

  • I really need to get popsicle molds! These sound so good and perfect for warm nights on the deck!

  • June 5, 2014

    Gin is my favorite spirit! I especially like St. George’s Botanivore gin, it has a more mild juniper flavor and I always recommend it to friends who are on the fence about gin.
    These popsicles look amazing! So amazing that I just ordered some popsicle molds on Amazon…

  • June 10, 2014

    I totally blame tonic for my former gin aversion, too! Now I love gin. Especially Hendrick’s. These popsicles are brilliant, Tracy!

  • June 23, 2014

    Wow – what an awesome recipe! Great pictures! I had the same problem with my boozy pops; I went crazy one day and I they wouldn’t freeze (although they still tasted delicious). I cut it down to 2 oz as well :-)

    • Tracy
      June 23, 2014

      You can always turn it into a “slushy” if you go too boozy :)

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