Negroni Fig Ice Pops

Negroni Fig Ice Pops

[Photograph: Oof Verschuren]

Home Made Summer has a whole chapter devoted to drinks. This one is a drink dessert: a frozen Negroni with pieces of fig. Boozy and sweet, it's an ideal end to a summer meal.

Reprinted with permission by Yvette van Boven. Copyright © 2013. Published by Abrams. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

  • Yield:makes 4 to 6 ice pops
  • Active time: 15 minutes
  • Total time:4 hours to 1 day, due to freezing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (150 ml) red vermouth
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (40 ml) gin
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 fresh figs
  • 1/2 cup (75 ml) golden syrup or clover honey

Directions

  1. 1.

    Put everything in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour through a sieve into a bowl with a spout and then pour into 4 to 6 ice pop molds.

  2. 2.

    Place in the freezer and push wooden sticks in after 2 hours.

  3. 3.

    Freeze for at least another 4 hours, but ideally for 1 day.

  4. 4.

    Run the ice pops under hot running water for 3 seconds to unmold them.