Hola! I'm so excited to share this new recipe with you guys this week because it involved 'Booze'! I am not an alcoholic but sometimes in life, it's good to indulge in it in times of need.
- The 2nd video recipe crafted in collaboration with Harvey Norman Singapore! (Missed out on the first video recipe? -> click here) As you may already know, the weather in Singapore is hot & humid all year round! With the featured juicer this week - Kuvings Slow Juicer - I've decided to combine booze & fresh juices to create the ultimate cooler - popsicles (boozicles)!
Vodka Pear & Cucumber Mint Popsicles
Cucumber - an ingredient very common in our daily life but so often neglected for its wide array of possibilities in cooking. It's just only recent that I've tried cucumber in the form of sorbet at a fine dining restaurant & I was pretty amazed by it. The subtle taste of cucumber after being processed into sorbet taste almost seemingly like matcha. Taking inspirations from it, I've decided to use cucumber as one of the main ingredients in this recipe.
To prevent the cucumber from being too overpowering, I mixed in 4:6 part of pear juice (6 - cucumber juice) in this recipe to balance out the flavours. Adding in fresh mint leaves to increase the cooling effect.
For the alcohol, I used vodka pear which has been sitting in my stash for the longest time. Feel free to explore with other brands/types of alcohol. Gin works really well in this pairing too.
INGREDIENTS - 6 POPS (100ml each) - 3 HOURS
- 1 big cucumber cut into chunks
- 1 baby cucumber - thinly shaved
- a handful of mint leaves
- 2-3 tbs of lime juice
- 200 g of pear/pear paradise
- 60 ml of vodka pear or other spirits
- 3 tbs of sugar syrup
Using a slow juicer (preferably), juice the cucumber chunks & pears. It should yield about 500 ml of fresh juices. Next, in a jug, mix the fresh juices with vodka (pear flavored), lime juice & sugar syrup. Combine well & transfer to the popsicles mold.
Put in freezer for about 2 to 3 hours. Remove from the freezer & soak the popsicles in mold in a a bowl of room temperature water for about 30 seconds. You should be able to remove the popsicles from the mold easily.
You're ready to serve!
At Harvey Norman, with their wide range of small kitchen appliances available in the stores – from juicers, food prep to coffee machines etc. It's almost like a playground for all aspiring cooks out there! There are just so many kitchen appliances that you'll wish to bring home to 'play' with!
Here's a shoutout if you wish to purchase the slow juicer featured in this video recipe!
Kuvings Slow Juicer (NS-721CBS2) in Gold
Usual Price $988
Free Ice Cream and Smooth Maker + Kuvings Ceramic Knife + Trolley + Kitchen Scale + Jar Set + Yoghurt Maker (Total worth $300)