I'm sitting at my desk as I'm typing this and it's barely past 2pm, not even to the hottest part of the day, AND it's already 100 degrees. I'm craving a popsicle but not just any run of the mill pop. I want something a little boozy, a little fruity, and of course - a little floral. This is a repost of some frozen rosé pops I made for a First Friday even a few years ago and I realized when I was going to reshare them that I NEVER POSTED THE RECIPE ONLINE!! Gasp! So here it is. Run grab your popsicle molds, my friends! 'Cause you are going to WANT to make these!
BASIL FLOWER WATERMELON ROSÉ POPSICLES
1 bottle of rosé
2 cups seedless watermelon, diced
1/2 cup basil flower simple syrup*
Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour evenly into your popsicle molds and freeze in a flat place for a few hours or until frozen solid. Pop those suckers out and enjoy cold!
BASIL FLOWER SIMPLE SYRUP
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
10 basil flowers
Combine sugar and water in a small pot and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Once the sugar has dissolved completely and the syrup has thickened, remove from the heat. Add the basil flowers, cover, and steep for 10 minutes. Strain syrup through a fine mesh strainer and cool completely. Store in the refrigerator for 1 week.
*Any simple syrup will work here! I just love the combination of watermelon and basil with the crispness of rosé.