Oh I’ve got so much food to share with you that it’s hard to keep myself under control. But I’m trying to maintain a reasonable pace and go one at a time.
Here’s a super-easy, grown-up, beat-the-heat treat for you on these hot days. It’s one of the yummy things we made for crankyGreg’s birthday party last week, and they’ve been a pretty delightful left-over to have around.
Whether or not you choose to feel a little smug as you tell your children that no, these are for adults only is entirely up to you.
(yield depends on the size of your molds – this gave us about 12)
- 3 12-oz. bottles of ginger beer (not ginger ale, which is neither sweet nor ginger-y enough)
- 1 very thinly sliced lime
- 2 oz. (or more, or less) bourbon, though you can turn them into Dark & Stormy Pops if you use Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Set up your popsicle molds or whatever you like to use to jerry-rig ‘em. Drop a lime slice into the bottom, then a splash of bourbon, then fill to the appropriate line with ginger beer. Keep in mind that they will expand as they freeze. Let them sit in the freezer for 3 or 4 hours and then enjoy them most heartily.