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Punchy Pimms Poptails

Pimms Popsicles, perfect for a English summers day

I think we can officially call it…. It’s summertime! With temperatures in London soaring, it’s hotter here some days than in the Bahamas or Los Angeles. Yikes!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking for rain or snow – there’s nothing like a hit of vitamin D to boost our milky-white-skinned spirits. But there is something just so delightful about the breezy, British summer.

Pimms Popsicles, perfect for a English summers day

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There are so many highlights to the season; Royal Week at Ascot has just concluded (one year I will get there!), as has Glastonbury festival and now we are gearing up for the Wimbledon tennis finals.  There are picnics combined with opera down at Glyndebourne and foodie festivals popping up all over our capital.

But there is one thing that connects all these events across the U.K., and that’s the choice of bevvie that we all hold in our hot (literally) little hands. Pimms. If you’ve been to Britain during the summer months, you’ve likely had it, if you’ve never visited then you’ve likely heard of Pimms. It’s like our answer to the Italian’s Aperol Spritz.

Pimms Popsicles, perfect for a English summers day

Although it’s been around since 1823, it’s still the go-to summer drink – its great diversity means that there’s always a new twist on the old classic.

Inspired by the fun, summery popsicle photos that are scattered all over Pinterest at this time of year, I decided to add my own twist to Pimms this year.  I ordered an ice lolly mould and voila… Pimms Poptails, just in time for Wimbledon.

Pimms Poptails, perfect for an English summers day

Make these as soon as possible, so they are frozen in time for the men’s final on Sunday and let me know what you think in the comments below. Why not try serving them with some strawberry & cream eclairs?

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Pimms Poptails
Servings: 8 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 400 ml lemonade
  • approx 100 ml Pimms
  • 4 strawberries sliced
  • 16 thin slices of cucumber
  • 16 small mint leaves
Method
  1. Pour the lemonade into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Leave to cool. This gets rid of the bubbles in the lemonade.

  2. When you're ready to make the lollies, bring the lemonade back to the boil. Weigh the boiled lemonade, divide this by 3 and add that much Pimms to the mix.

  3. Mix together, return to the heat to warm through the Pimms but don't let it boil (or they won't be boozy anymore!)

  4. Pour into the moulds and add in the fruit and mint, distributing them evenly throughout the popsicle.

  5. Add the wooden sticks and freeze overnight. To remove the ice lollies from the mould, run them under warm water for a few seconds.

Recipe Notes

The mixture wants to be hot when you add it to the moulds - if it freezes from a high temperature, it decreases the chance of an icy, flaky popsicle.

1 Comment
  1. These look SO good and refreshing!!! Maybe my 7 yo will eat her fruits and veggies finally! 🙂

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