A decade and a half later, while I was working in Delhi, I discovered that the Mother Dairy ice cream carts that were stationed in front of my office had cola candies in their stock. My ecstasy knew no bounds. Every evening — Summer, Monsoon, Winter notwithstanding — I’d step out of office, get a cola candy and chomp on it like a girl of 5.
When I got these popsicle moulds from New Market the other day the very first thing I thought of making were orange stick and cola candy. Now oranges are not in season but cola always is. I got a pet bottle of Coke Zero (though I’d advise that you use regular coke), thought of making it slightly wicked by adding some rum and since I was on a fridge-cleansing spree added the little bit of Kahlua that was left from my previous uses. I later on learnt from Google that this combination is called Dirty Pirates! This popsicle is such a fabulous blend of your childhood memories of faux pepsi and your adulthood realities of rum and coke!
Makes 6 popsicles
Coca Cola: 350 ml (I used diet but I’d recommend the regular Coke)
Dark rum: 30 ml (feel free to play with the quantity. I’m not much of a drinker so I kept it to a bare minimum)
Kahlua (or any other liqueur): 30 ml
1. In a big jug empty you coke and allow it to stand for sometime till the fizz is gone and it goes flat. Now pour in the rum and kahlua, give everything a good stir, pour them into popsicle moulds and freeze overnight. I bet this is the most difficult recipe you’ll come across in my blog. 😛
2. And since you’re freezing it overnight, I presume you’ll be getting drunk in the morning. Well then, cheers!
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