These Strawberry & Mango Gin and Tonic Popsicles are a tropical, frozen twist on the classic G&T! Sweet, sour and bodaciously boozy, these poptails are the perfect way to cool off after a long, hot summer day!
2CupsRipe Mangos – peeled and cubed (about 2 mangos)*
8-10Fresh Strawberries – thinly sliced
¼CupLime Juice Cordial*
In a blender, combine cubed mango with gin, tonic and lime juice cordial. Blend until completely smooth.
Divide half the strawberry slices between popsicle molds.
Pour the mango cocktail mix into popsicle molds and fill with remaining slices of strawberries.
Transfer molds to freezer and freeze for 1 hour, or until just slightly firm.
Remove molds and insert a popsicle stick into the center of each mold.
Return molds to the freezer and freeze until completely firm, about 4+ hours.
Remove popsicle from molds* and enjoy!
1. The calls for 2 cups of peeled and cubed mango, which is roughly 2 average sized mangoes. While I highly encourage you to use fresh, ripe mangoes you can absolutely substitute frozen mango cubes if desired.2. You can use any kind of tonic water you would like. I used diet tonic water in my popsicles and they turned out delicious. If you are more of a Gin Rickey person, you can absolutely substitute club soda for the tonic.3. Lime Juice Cordial is simply sweetened lime juice. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store near the mixers, juice or grenadine. If you can’t find it, or don’t want to buy it, you can make it yourself:Homemade Sweetened Lime Juice (Yield: enough for roughly 4 cocktails)1/2 Cup Water1/2 Cup Sugar2/3 Cup Lime Juice
In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil, whisking constantly. Boil just long enough for the sugar to dissolve.
Remove from the heat and let sit until it reaches room temperature. Stir in the lime juice transfer to a covered container and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
4. I recommend dividing half the strawberry slices between the popsicle molds, pouring the mango cocktail mix into the molds, and then dropping in the remaining strawberry slices. Layering the strawberries in steps will help keep them suspended and prevent them from all sinking to the bottom.5. The recipe below yields approximately 8-10 popsicles. It will largely depend on the size of your popsicle mold and how many strawberry slices you add to each. I added about 4 slices of strawberry to each mold and ended up with 9 popsicles.6. If you have a hard time removing the popsicles from the mold, run the sides of the mold under room temperature water for 30 seconds or so.