You don’t have to be an English Hooray Henry to enjoy this poptail. The drink
is still going strong after 160 years. The chopped garnishes and fruits mingled
with the lemonade and submerged in Pimms are a true expression of an
English summer garden party.
200 ml water
1/2 cup of mint leaves
50ml lemon juice
Pimms No 1
For the garnish – a mint
leaf for each pop
Put the water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Take the pan off the heat and drop in the mint leaves and steep for an hour.
Put the strawberries, apple and orange slices in a bowl and stir in the sugar, lemon juice, and Pimms and macerate for 30 minutes or more.
Strain the syrup into the fruit and Pimms mixture, pinching the mint leaves with your hands, to extract their juices.
Pour the mixture into the molds, making sure to divide the mixture evenly and leaving a little space at the top.
If you like, drop in a mint leaf. Freeze for up to 2 hours, then insert the lolly sticks and freeze again till solid, at least 6 hours.