What could be better than a melon popsicle in a ginger ale cocktail on a hot summer day? We made this recipe for fave magazine Lantliv Mat & Vin a while ago and we want to share it with all of you.
Melon Popsicle in Summer Drink
Summery popsicles that can be served in a cocktail or eaten as they are. The drink is non-alcoholic, but it goes well with vanilla vodka if you want to add some spirits.
- 500 g pulped melon flesh
- 0.8 cup / 2 dl water
- ⅓ cup / ¾ dl granulated sugar
- 2 limes (juice from both and zest from one)
Put the pulped melon in a bowl. To make syrup, heat the water and sugar until it boils, then remove the pot from the heat and let cool. Mix the syrup and the lime with the pulped melon. Divide the mixture into popsicle molds. Put the molds in the freezer for about an hour, until a thin layer of ice starts to form on the top. Put the popsicle sticks into the molds. Let the molds freeze over night. Quickly pour lukewarm water over the molds and carefully pull the popsicles out of the molds. Rather than pouring to much water over the molds, warm them with your hands and then pull out the popsicles. You can eat the popsicles straight away or freeze them separately on a tray and then pack them in plastic bags. However, it is best to keep them in the molds until you want to eat them, so that no ice crystals are formed on the popsicles.
Put the popsicles in glasses with ice and ginger ale and decorate with strawberries, cucumber and mint.
Homemade Ginger Ale
You need a Soda Streamer to make this. If you don’t have one, buy bottled ginger ale instead.
- ⅔ cup / 1½ dl caster sugar
- 3½ cups / 8 dl water
- 1½ inches / 3-4 cm ginger
Heat the water and sugar until it’s boiling and stir until the sugar has dissolved. Peel and grate the ginger. Remove the pot from the heat and let the ginger soak in the syrup until it has cooled. Sift the mixture and store in the fridge until it is completely cold. Use a Soda Streamer to make the drink fizzy.
- 8 strawberries
- 1½ inches / 4 cm cucumber
- A few leaves of mint
Pour ice in eight wide cocktail glasses. Slice the strawberries and cucumber and put in the glasses. Fill the glasses with ginger ale, put a popsicle in each glass and garnish with mint leaves.