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Pink Grapefruit, Lime & Gin Pops

I was so happy to find that this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop involved making icy cold popsicles (Thanks Swah!). Of course, you don’t have to bake or labour over a hot stove for these monthly hops but I definitely welcomed the chance to try a new iced lolly flavour to take a few degrees off of the hot Perth summer days we’ve been enjoying (or enduring, as the case may be…).

Pink Grapefruit, Lime & Gin Pops

In my previous post (Easy Gazpacho) I wrote about attending the launch of a summer promotion at Must Winebar in Mt Lawley. There, I was introduced to Sipsmith‘s Gin which reminded me how good this spirit can be. I think a lot of people screw their noses up at gin because their only experience with is often a subpar Gin & Tonic. Gin is a beautifully fragrant spirit and matches a lot of other ingredients nicely. Must Winebar’s new cocktails certainly demonstrated that!

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Inspired, I decided to try a refreshing gin based pop, starring pink grapefruit to add a subtle bitterness, à la classic G&T. I’m not sure if we needed the twist of lime in this pop but it never hurts does it? I also got to try out my Zoku mini pops mould which I must say is very cute. Perfect for even dropping one into a glass of sparkling mineral water for a lightly flavoured hot weather bevvie.

Pink Grapefruit, Lime & Gin Pops

Thanks to Swah and Sweet Adventures for another fun blog hop :)

Pink Grapefruit, Lime & Gin Pops

Juice of 2 large pink grapefruits or 2 cups of bottled juice
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of gin
Juice of one small lime

To Make: Use citrus juicer to extract grapefruit juice. If you have a Thermomix, I recommend slicing the grapefruit as close to the flesh as you can, ensuring the pith is sliced away. Place grapefruit flesh in TMX and blitx on Speed 8 for 20 seconds. Pass the juice through a strainer to separate from pulp. Place water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once sugar is dissolved, take off heat, add gin and allow to cool. Once cooled, sugar syrup to grapefruit juice and add lime juice. Stir well to combine then pour into preferred popsicle moulds. Also nice as a slushy!

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. My Kitchen Stories

    January 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Oh yeah great idea a truly adult pop. Good idea about dropping them into a drink too!

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Thanks Tania :) Sometimes you don’t want too much sugar on hot days so it’s a fun way to make a refreshing drink :D

  2. aliborgas

    January 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    So jealous you’ve got those Zoku pop molds! I just had to use some borrowed ones this time, but have plans to order cute ones on-line. ;)

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:23 am

      He he :) They are definitely worth getting :D

  3. Anna

    January 23, 2014 at 6:21 am

    How cute are those moulds! Love pink grapefruit!

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Anna. They are definitely my favourite mould at the mo. So many fun ways to use them :)

  4. Ai-Ling@blueapocalypse

    January 23, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Second the above comment! Kawaii! Great combination of flavours too :)

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Thanks Ai-Ling :) I love pink grapefruit and usually have to fight off my daughter to have some :|

  5. Swah

    January 23, 2014 at 11:34 am

    What a cute and boozy treat! I love these. Thank for joining the hop :)

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Thanks for hosting Swah :D

  6. JJ - 84thand3rd

    January 24, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Oh yum these sound great!

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Thanks JJ :)

  7. justagirlfromaamchimumbai

    January 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I was so late for the blog hop….Totally love your take on it, looks so tangy and refreshing.

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Awww! Hopefully you can join in the next hop :)

  8. Bryton

    January 27, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Look at you go with the gin! Sounds superbly summery :)

    • Moni

      February 3, 2014 at 10:28 am

      Thanks Bryton :) I even managed to save some for something else one day. It’s a nice one :D

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