Okay, so summer may officially be over, but we’re holding on as long as we can—and this week’s weather is continuing to treat us, day after day. We’ve found the most perfect way to celebrate the sunny days this long weekend… Say hello to the Aperol Spritz iceblock—yes, really. The drink of the summer has just got even better—if you can imagine that being possible! Read on to find out how to make them yourself at home—the weekend is calling.
Aperol Spritz Ice Block
Approximately 0.3 standard drinks per serve
100ml soda water
120ml sugar syrup
2 tsp gelatin
10–12 icy pole containers or straight champagne flutes
1. Peel and remove the pith of the oranges. Separate the segments or slice each orange into eight parts. Place each slice into the bottom of your iceblock containers, glasses or cup of choice. If you’re going to do it at home, you can use a champagne or wine glass, to make it look more elegant. Watch the curvature of the glass though, if the glass bulges at the centre you won’t be able to remove the iceblock.
2. Place the remaining ingredients in a carafe or jug and mix well. Pour the mixture into each glass, filling it just over half way. If you’re not using iceblock moulds, try this pro tip from to get the iceblock sticks to stay centred. The best way to do it is to use tinfoil. Chuck it over the top of all of the glasses, use a small knife to make a nick in the tinfoil and then pop your popsicle sticks into it so it sets straight.
3. Place in the freezer for a few hours. Remove from iceblock containers or glasses and serve.