Spring and summer – sunshine, garden parties, ice cold drinks and ice lollies. I know, I know, the British summer can be just a little temperamental, but that shouldn’t stop us from enjoying this time of the year and even if the weather misbehaves, the best parties usually end up in the kitchen anyway!
But back to the joys of summer… Ice lollies are just one of those things that I simply don’t ever think about unless it really is warm and sunny. When it is though, I don’t think you can beat the ones that are fresh and fruity. Unless, of course, you add something extra, perhaps something like a little fizz, that makes these rather more elegant than your standard ice lolly.
Today, I’m sharing two stunning (adult only) ice lollies: The first, in fizzy raspberry and pink champagne and the second in a refreshing minty mojito. Tangy fruit and fresh colours combined with a grown up taste make these perfect for a summer party and are certain to wow and refresh your guests.
I’m also sharing something that will make your normal cocktails (or even just water or clear soft drinks) sing with the addition of the most beautiful fresh flower ice cubes. The flowers I’ve used are completely edible so be careful of just raiding your own garden – you don’t want to make your guests ill. I’ve shared my source below.
Bear in mind as well, I’ve not specified exact ml or grams as the amount will depend upon how many ice lollies you are planning to make and the size of the moulds.
here's what you'll do...
- Pink Champagne
- White Rum
- Sugar Syrup
- Soda Water
- Fresh Raspberries
- Fresh Limes
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Fresh, edible Flowers, available from Greens of Devon
- Ice lolly moulds, ice cube tray
- Distilled (or boiled and cooled) water for the ice cubes