The cooler autumn evenings may be hitting the UK, but that doesn’t stop us enjoying some summer delights to remind us of being on the beach or down at the pub, sipping a chilled glass of rose in the warm breeze. Or…with an alcoholic ice pop!
Renowned wine expert and ITV’s The Wine Show presenter Amelia Singer joined us at The Verge, and as the late summer rain poured down outside, we created our own summer indoors with some alcoholic ice lolly treats – the ultimate hot-weather craze that has been a revolutionary and quirky development these past few scorching hot months. A multitude of flavours is available, but keeping true to our British August theme, we experimented with the Waitrose Mirabeau Frosé (yes- frozen Rosé), POPS Pimm’s, and Co-op’s Prosecco Bellini creations, so there’s something for everyone!
But what does our wine expert think – do these compare with a smooth glass of chardonnay?
Summer in a lolly
POPs Pimm’s is summer in a lolly. The Pimm’s is concentrated in flavour but you are can absolutely pick out and taste the fresh mint, lemonade, cucumber and juicy strawberry fruit. This is a fantastic example of premium ingredients being sold in a creative, convenient and very fun way.
All POPS flavours are available at Ocado.com, with the Pimm’s POPS also available in selected Tesco stores.
A naughty strawberry fromage frais
“Mirabeau Rose would be my favourite frozen alcoholic popsicle. It reminds me of Frosé in the States (where you can really taste the Rosé) but it is fruity and extremely refreshing. The strawberry essence is completely natural and with it being 8% alcohol it really does remind me of a naughty strawberry fromage frais! I also love how you can buy the popsicle unfrozen and freeze it back at home – super smart and beautiful packaging on their part!”
Mirabeau Frosé popsicles are available across selected Waitrose stores.
Co-op brand Prosecco Bellini:
Melts very quickly
Our lovely wine expert didn’t get the chance to trial this product – as these ice lollies had melted by the time we got round to them. However, we didn’t let the fun stop, and can vouch for the sweet and peach flavour of this Co-op creation. It does melt quickly – but only to transform into a pleasant boozy slushie. Why not use it as a summery ice cube to cool down your drink instead?
To find out more about Amelia, please visit: https://amelias-wine.com/