It’s almost officially summer and, around here, that means popsicles.
I typically go for family- and kid-friendly versions of this treat, but occasionally I like to switch things up and create a pop that is for adults only.
Like these bourbon peach iced tea pops. As pretty as they are refreshing, these popsicles marry three flavors that go together beautifully: sweetened iced tea, fresh peaches and bourbon.
That said, this recipe is easily adaptable, so feel free to adapt as you wish! Dial the sweetener up or down as preferred, replace the black tea with green, or create an Arnold Palmer version by using half tea and half lemonade!
These make a lovely and unexpected finish to any celebration, and are as at-home at a casual barbecue as they are at a cocktail party. Cheers!
Bourbon Peach Iced Tea Popsicles
Prep 10 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
- 4 black tea bags
- 1/2–1 cup bourbon
- 4 - 6 tablespoons simple syrup (directions below)
- juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1 - 2 fresh peaches, sliced
- 1. Boil 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Turn off the flame and add the tea bags; let sit for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags, add 2 additional cups of water and refrigerate till cold.
- 2. Make the simple syrup: Bring 1 cup each water and sugar to a boil, stirring till sugar is dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes, remove from heat and let cool.
- 3. Add the bourbon (to taste) to the chilled tea, along with the lemon juice and the desired amount of simple syrup. (Any leftover syrup may be stored, covered, at room temperature. Use to sweeten coffee or tea, or to make fresh lemonade.)
- 4. Place 1–2 peach slices into each of your popsicle molds. Pour in tea. Freeze till slushy, about an hour. Add sticks and freeze overnight. To release pops, hold molds briefly under hot water.
Images via Sheri Silver