Grown-ups should have their own ice pops; these are a cross between a G&T and a mojito; feel free to use rum, gin, vodka or tequila – just don't use too much, or they won't freeze properly.
1/3 cup (85 ml) sugar
1/3 cup (85 ml) lime juice
1/4 cup (60 ml) gin, rum, vodka or tequila
1 cup (250 ml) soda water
a few mint leaves
1 lime, thinly sliced
In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and lime juice to a simmer over medium heat; stir until the sugar dissolves.
Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
Pour into a small bowl or pourable measuring cup and add the gin and soda water.
Tear the mint leaves into the ice pop molds or paper cups; add the lime mixture to each, filling almost full.
Place a slice of lime on top, and poke the stick through the middle. Freeze until solid.
Makes 4–6 ice pops.
Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, July/August 2015.