Recipe

Elderflower, cranberry and vodka ice-pops

Not for the kids!

  • 25 mins preparation
  • 6 hrs marinating
  • Makes 24
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These refreshing elderflower, cranberry and mint ice-blocks from The Australian Women's Weekly's 'Delicious Gluten-Free Food' cookbook are frozen with vodka for a cheeky adults-only treat.

Ingredients

Elderflower, cranberry and vodka ice-pops
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) vodka
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) elderflower cordial
  • 2 tablespoon strained lime juice
  • 1 cup (250ml) sparkling mineral water
  • 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, sliced thinly
  • 3 cup (750ml) cranberry juice

Method

Elderflower, cranberry and vodka ice-pops
  • 1
    Combine vodka, cordial, lime juice and mineral water in a medium jug. Divide mixture between the moulds; sprinkle equally with mint.
  • 2
    Wrap the mould completely in plastic wrap; insert the ice-block sticks into holes, piercing the plastic (the plastic wrap will help keep the sticks upright). Freeze for 6 hours or until mixture is frozen.
  • 3
    Pour cranberry juice over the vodka mint layer. Freeze for 2 hours or until juice is frozen.
  • 4
    Just before serving, rub the outside of the moulds with a hot kitchen cloth; gently remove ice-pops.

Notes

You will need 24 x ¼-cup (60ml) ice-block moulds and 24 ice-block sticks. We used 60ml shot glasses and lollypop sticks to make our ice-pops. The ice-pops can be made several days ahead. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka and add 1/3 cup extra mineral water.

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