Sunday, 7 April 2013

Snakebite Ice Lollies

There are certain gifts I seem to receive every year at Christmas. Socks (boo). DVDs (better). Booze (much better). Chocolate (now we're getting somewhere). But I think it's safe to say that this Christmas was the first time I'd been given one of these...

Guitar shaped moulds... but what for? Jelly? Ice? Little ice lollies? Probably all of the above. But I decided that the latter option would be the most useful.

Given the shape of the moulds, I had to think of a suitably rock n roll flavour for the lollies. So... what is the most rock n roll drink? Jack Daniels? Tequila? Jager? Beer? All wrong - the most rock n roll drink known to man is, without doubt, Snakebite and Black. An ice lolly mixture has to be sweeter and more intense than a drink would be, so I put in more blackcurrant than you'd usually use, and also added a splash of apple juice.

As more observant readers will have noticed, there are moulds for an electric guitar, a bass guitar, and an acoustic. It seemed sensible to eat the electric-guitar-shaped-lolly first, since acoustics are for school kids, grandpas, and dorks like James Blunt. And the bass is for simpletons who can only manage one note at a time.

The next time we get anything resembling Summer weather, I'll be making another batch of these suckers.




  1. I saw a review of an American ice cream parlour that sold Secret Breakfast ice cream: cornflake milk and bourbon flavour. Got to be a contender for the next thing that goes in the guitar moulds? Kind of like a rock n' roll Mini Milk.

    1. Yep, Humphry Slocombe in San Francisco. Been there. Eaten it.

      Does that make me sound like a dick?