Cucumber Gimlet Pops

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“Another adult popsicle recipe! From Food & Wine, contributed by chef Tim Love. Posted for safekeeping. "Cooking" time is freezing time.”
10 2 oz. popsicles

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 14 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 14 cup mint leaf, fresh and coarsely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest, finely grated
  • 14 cup lime juice, fresh
  • 14 cup gin
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and pureed (12-ounces or approx. 1 1/4 cups)
  • 12 teaspoon gelatin, unflavored powdered


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar with the 1/4 cup of water and the mint and bring to a boil. Cover, remove from the heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain the mint syrup into a large bowl and let cool to room temperature. Whisk in the lime zest, lime juice, gin and cucumber puree.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the remaining 1 tablespoon of water and let stand until softened, 5 minutes. Microwave the mixture at high power for 8 seconds, until the gelatin dissolves. Whisk the gelatin into the cucumber mixture.
  3. Arrange ten 2-ounce paper cups on a baking sheet. Pour the popsicle mixture into the cups and freeze for 1 hour, until partially frozen. Insert a stick in the center of each cup and freeze for 30 minutes longer, until fully frozen. Tear off the paper and serve. Or you can use a standard popsicle mold, and double/triple the recipe.

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