Lemon, lime and bitters popsicles
These lemon, lime and bitters popsicles are refreshing twist on a classic Australian drink. The perfect treat for a hot summers day or any day!
Servings: 6 popsicles, 3.4oz (100ml) each
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup lime juice
- ½ cup (110gms) sugar
- ½ teaspoon Angostura Bitters *optional
- water - to top up total mix volume to 2 ½ cups (600ml)
With a sharp knife cut zest strips off one lemon and two limes
Add sugar, lemon and lime zest and half a cup of water to a small pan.
Simmer on low heat until sugar is dissolved. Put a lid on the pan and continue to simmer on low for five minutes.
Turn off heat and leave to cool for ten minutes.
Juice lemons and limes. Strain and add to a large jug.
Once syrup is cool, remove zest and add to jug with lemon and lime juice.
Add Angostura Bitters
Top water in jug so its all 2 ½ cups (600ml) in total, mix well
Pour into moulds and add sticks
Freeze overnight or at least 12 hours
Remove from moulds and enjoy!
These popsicles pack a strong sour punch. If you don't like strong flavours reduce the amount of lemon and lime juice to ⅓ cup each.
Angostura Bitters readily available from liquor shops in Australia and from large stores such as Amazon, Walmart and Tesco in the USA and UK.
You can substitute with another type of bitters such as orange bitters or leave it out all together if you want.