almost officially summer and, around here, that means popsicles.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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.