The Summer Wand
WITH ONE OF THESE IN YOUR HAND – SUMMER HAS JUST BECOME EVEN MORE MAGICAL
- ½ of a (750-mL) bottle DELUSH Natural Sweet rosé wine
- ¼ cup simple syrup (See NOTE)
- 2 tablespoons St. Germain liqueur (or aquavit)
- 1 lemon
- 1 lime
- 1 cup chopped fruit of choice (I used strawberries, green apples, and blueberries)
Combine the wine, simple syrup, and liqueur in a large measuring cup or pitcher.
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze one half into the measuring cup/pitcher. Cut the remaining half into thin slices. Also thinly slice the lime.
Add the lemon and lime slices, along with the other assorted fruit to your popsicle molds, dividing things up as evenly as possible.
Pour the wine mixture over the fruit and then place in the freezer for an hour to an hour and a half. Insert popsicle sticks into the molds and then return them to the freezer for another 8 hours (or more).
Allow the popsicle mold to sit at room temperature for a couple minutes before unmolding the popsicles. Enjoy immediately. These are a tad slushier than standard popsicles because of the high alcohol content, so they may melt quickly!
To make simple syrup, combine equal parts water and sugar (I usually do 1 cup of each) in a small pot and bring to a boil. Simmer the mixture, stirring occasionally, until the sugar is completely dissolved in the water. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before using. Store any unused syrup in a sealed container in the fridge.
For this recipe, I used ¼ cup but the amount of syrup you add depends completely on your taste as well as the dryness of the wine you choose. Taste your mixture prior to freezing and adjust the amount as needed!
Makes 12 Popsicles
Source: Yes to Yolks