Pimm’s Popsicles

  • Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    Last week I was at Disney World celebrating my 30th birthday. I’m from LA, land of dry heat. I could not deal with the high humidity, unpredictable thunderstorms, and brilliant sunshine of central Florida. Regardless of the crazy weather, I did have a lot of fun and quite a memorable little vacay (more deets about that in the upcoming weeks!).

    While I was melting in the sun or being confused by the sudden downpour and lightning, all I could think about were these Pimm’s popsicles I had waiting for me back in LA. What I would have done for a sweet boozy popsicle. All I had was this portable cooling mist fan to keep me cool.

    Now, I’m back home just in for Popsicle Week and I can finally share them! FYI, #popsicleweek is this delicious internet potluck where a bunch of bloggers (thanks to Billy of Wit and Vinegar) come together and share a whole lot of popsicles recipes to keep you cool this summer. It’s my first year participating and I’m super excited to see what everyone comes up with!

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    I was first introduced to the lovely Pimm’s Cup cocktail last year. I loved it so much I made my own version, my summer Pimm’s Cup using cucumber mint lemonade. I called 2014 the year of Pimm’s because it was my go-to beverage that year. However, I lied. It seems like every year from here on out is a Pimm’s year for me.

    I’m not really sure what spices and herbs are in Pimm’s No.1. But it is certainly delicious, intriguing, and refreshing.

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    Why stop with a cocktail that is bound by a glass, freeze it and turn it into take anywhere popsicle!

    The popsicle base is a mixture of Pimm’s No.1, fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice, ginger simple syrup and a splash of water. Just like the traditional cocktail, these Pimm’s popsicles are served with strawberries, cucumbers, and fresh mint.

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    Might as well make a double batch: freeze one batch into popsicles and save the other batch for drinking. Nothing beats Pimm’s on Pimm’s. Think about it… Pimm’s popsicles served in a glass of ice cold Pimm’s Cup! Genius!! Have your cake and eat it, too.

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

    Pimm's Popsicles

    Yield: makes 10

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    • 1/3 cup lime juice
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 1/3 cup ginger syrup (recipe follows)
    • 1 1/4 cup Pimm's #1
    • cucumber, thinly sliced
    • strawberries, hulled and quartered
    • fresh mint leaves

    Ginger Syrup:

    • 1 cup water
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup sliced ginger, peeled

    Directions:

    1. Combine lemon juice, lime juice, water, ginger syrup and Pimm's.
    2. Add a mixture of sliced cucumbers, strawberries and fresh mint into each popsicle mold cavity. Fill popsicle molds with Pimm's mixture. Insert wooden stick into molds. Freeze for at least 6 hours until solid.

    To make ginger syrup: combine water, sugar and ginger in a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Once sugar has dissolved, remove from heat. Allow ginger to steep for one hour until mixture has cool to room temperature. Chill until ready to use.

    The Little Epicurean

    Pimm's Popsicles | the little epicurean

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    Comments

    Cindy

    These look so refreshing! and Happy Birthday! That Florida humidity is no joke, ha!

    Bianca Juarez

    Brilliant idea!

    Heather (Delicious Not Gorgeous)

    yeah, that humidity isn’t fun. the weather, along with the fact that the parks seem to have spread out all the good rides, makes me appreciate disneyland (glad you still enjoyed your time at wdw though!!).

    Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    I just love Pimm’s cups. So these pops are right up my alley! And I’m digging all the boozy popsicles for popsicle week this year. So fun. Your photos are awesome!