STORMY CLEO ICE LOLLIES

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Queen Cleo, Recipes

If you’re looking for a tasty treat that’s waaay more fun than a Solero, look no further than the deliciously naughty Stormy Cleo Ice Lollies. This is a fun take on a classic cocktail – turning a Dark & Stormy into a refreshing summery treat. With just a few ingredients, it’s simple to make yet super tasty. All you’ll need is our gorgeous Queen Cleo spiced rum, fiery ginger beer and zingy lime, poured into lolly moulds and frozen for the perfect grown-up treat.
STORMY CLEO ICE LOLLIES

INGREDIENTS

  • 400ml ginger beer
  • 100ml sugar syrup
  • 2 limes, 1 juiced and 1 finely sliced
  • 50ml Queen Cleo Spiced Rum

METHOD

  1. Pop your ginger beer, sugar syrup and lime juice into a saucepan and bring it all to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and heat gently for 2-3 mins until your mixture is fizz-free.
  2. Take the pan off the heat, stir in the gorgeous Queen Cleo Rum and set aside to cool at room temperature.
  3. Add a slice of lime to each ice lolly mould (use a 6 hole mould) and pour the mixture evenly into each one.
  4. Leave around a 1cm gap at the top of each mould so the mixture can expand as it freezes. Freeze for at least 8 hrs or overnight.

FANCY A REAL STORM CLEO?

There’s a few hours to wait for your Stormy Cleo ice lollies to freeze, and seeing as you have the ingredients in front of you…. it’d be rude not to make a Storm Cleo cocktail!

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1. Add ginger beer to an iced class (about an inch from the top) 2. Add straw and a lime garnish. 3. Slowly pour 50ml Queen Cleo Rum on top to ensure it floats. Let us know how you get on with your Stormy Cleo ice lollies using #littleginandrumco or share with us on Instagram and Facebook. Don’t fancy making your own cocktails? Did you know The Little Gin & Rum Company can come to you? Whether you’re looking for a small private garden party bar, or something larger for a corporate event, get in touch – we have flexible packages to suit every budget.

HERE’S OUR STORY

After 4 years of being together we never thought that we would one day we would be in business together. Who knew where a simple text message could lead….

It all started with a conversation with Nicola at one of The Little Gin and Rum Company’s events in Leeds. Amy sent a message to Ian saying “Do you fancy buying a gin and rum company?”, and the wheels were set in motion.

OUR BACKGROUND

IAN:

“As a sales professional travelling the UK and the world, I have made travelling and alcohol my thing.  With over 20 years experience supplying the hospitality industry with software and e-learning, I can’t wait to start sharing Queen Cleo Spirits with the industry I love.  You’ll usually find me with my favourite Queen Cleo Rum with ginger ale.”

AMY:

“Where Ian loves sales, I love marketing and as a digital marketing trainer and professional public speaker, I always have a lot to say.  When Nicola and Emma started virtual events in lockdown, I jumped at the opportunity to talk about gin and rum and nearly 200 events later, I still love it.  Old Tom is my favourite tipple and I’ll even drink it neat with just a cube of ice and a squeeze of lime.”

THE FUTURE

Nicola and Emma have created a gin and rum legacy and we are honoured to take it into the future.   

We can’t wait to share our plans with you and we promise to make Queen Cleo proud. 

You know our favourite Queen Cleo drinks and we’d love to know yours.  Share them with us on Instagram #littleginandrumco.

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