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.
Tips: The thicker the stick you use for these, the better. Silicone ice pop molds make the whole process a little simpler due to their flexibility.
Tweaks: If you changed the liquid ingredients, it would no longer be a Negroni pop. But, if you can't stand fig, leave it out or replace it with pieces of another favorite fruit.
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- Yield:makes 4 to 6 ice pops
- Active time: 15 minutes
- Total time:4 hours to 1 day, due to freezing
- 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
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.
Place in the freezer and push wooden sticks in after 2 hours.
Freeze for at least another 4 hours, but ideally for 1 day.
Run the ice pops under hot running water for 3 seconds to unmold them.