Our Pimm’s Cup Recipe Boozy Popsicles are made of a gin-based liqueur, fizzy Prosecco, a hint of lemon and strawberry puree, and are guaranteed to refresh you!
Over Easter break, I discovered the wonderful world of boozy popsicles; especially Pimm’s Cup Recipe. Now, if you’re American, there’s a solid chance you’re saying, “Whose cup? Who is Pimm?”
And before I get into what exactly a Pimm’s Cup recipe is, and why you should most definitely try it, let’s discuss boozy popsicles. Because that’s requires a little explanation.
We’re talking about cocktails in popsicle form. Everyone knows cocktails are refreshing, but frozen cocktail popsicles are like a cool breeze for your insides on a hot day.
I use disposable zip top freezer pop bags or reusable freezer pop tubes that I procure from Amazon. When it comes to boozy popsicles, I definitely recommend either of these over the traditional popsicle mold.
The reason for this is that the alcohol content in the cocktails that form the basis for our boozy popsicles prevents the mixture from freezing completely solid. The reason this means popsicle molds don’t work as well is that you might have trouble extricating the pop from the mold in one piece.
With a freezer pop bag or tube, you have something to hold it together. So even if your Pimm’s Cup Recipe doesn’t freeze rock hard, you still get your boozy frozen treat.
Speaking of boozy frozen treats, let’s talk about why a Pimm’s Cup recipe is about to be your new summer go-to. And I mean both in the boozy popsicle form and it’s “natural” state.
What precisely is a Pimm’s Cup? The short version is that it is a cocktail made with Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur, fizzy lemonade, loads of ice, and a garden’s worth of strawberry, cucumber, and basil leaf garnish.
The longer version, because you’ll want to know this, is that Pimm’s No. 1 is a gin-based citrus and herb liqueur that has been around since the mid-1800’s. The Pimm’s Cup cocktail is the unofficial cocktail of Wimbledon.
This makes perfect sense, because sunshine-y, thirst quenching Pimm’s Cup is best sipped on hot days. And our Pimm’s Cup Recipe Boozy Popsicles take that refreshing cocktail and turn it up to 11 on the refreshing scale.
The classic Pimm’s Cup recipe is a pretty low alcohol affair, but the version I like to use bumps it up a bit by replacing the fizzy lemonade with Prosecco. This super indulgent substitution renders it a Pimm’s Cup Royale, technically, but who’s quibbling? My thought is that if you’re handing someone a boozy popsicle, they’re unlikely to get pedantic over Pimm’s Cup vs. Pimm’s Cup Royale.
In these Pimm’s Cup Recipe boozy popsicles, I do forego the usual glut of garnish because nobody really wants to chomp into a frozen chunk of cucumber. If you’d like to keep up the fun of the garden garnish tradition, though, feel free to serve these with cold cucumber slices and berries.
If you want to get super swanky, grab some fresh herbs to serve with the berries. Basil is always a good choice!
Clearly I’m a fan of cocktails. If you are, too, you should check out our Watermelon Margaritas, Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade made with Strawberry Basil infused Vodka, Lady Greyhound Cocktails made with Lady Grey infused vodka, Berry Kombucha Margaritas, Bourbon Apple Cider, and Mixed Berry Sangria-by-the-glass!
Pimm’s Cup Recipe Boozy Popsicles
Add the sliced strawberries and the pinch of sugar to a bowl and mash thoroughly until liquified. Combine this with the Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur and lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
Divide evenly between 4 freezer pop tubes or bags. Carefully top off each bag with the Prosecco. You may find you need to add the Prosecco in smaller installments letting the bubbles subside a bit to fit in all of the bubbly.
Zip the freezer pop bags closed or fix the lid in place on the tubes and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. These are best consumed within 3 months of being made.
Pimm’s Cup Recipe Boozy Popsicles
- reusable or disposable freeze pop tubes
- 4 strawberries hulls removed and sliced
- 1 pinch sugar
- 4 ounces Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur
- ½ lemon juiced
- 8 ounces Prosecco
- Add the sliced strawberries and the pinch of sugar to a bowl and mash thoroughly until liquified. Combine this with the Pimm’s No. 1 Liqueur and lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup.
- Divide evenly between 4 freezer pop tubes or bags. Carefully top off each bag with the Prosecco. You may find you need to add the Prosecco in smaller installments letting the bubbles subside a bit to fit in all of the bubbly.
- Zip the freezer pop bags closed or fix the lid in place on the tubes and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. These are best consumed within 3 months of being made.