The weather has been heating up which means that summer is upon us! You know what will cool you down in the heat? POPSICLES!
So, I invited an honorable guest to help me create these frozen delicacies… And let me tell you, he sure knows a thing or two about how to deal with the heat!
Tiny bourbon for a tiny Lord of Terror.
I imagine that it must get pretty damn hot in the Burning Hells, and I would think that Diablo likes to enjoy a good cocktail or two while he’s plotting the demise of the Nephalem. I always knew he was an Old Fashioned kind of demon.
For this recipe, instead of going with something spicy to burn your mouth , I decided to go with a different type of burn: BOOZE!
- 1 oz of bitters
- 3 oz of bourbon
- 1 cup of cherries, pitted
- 2 cups of orange juice
- 1 peach, chopped
- OPTIONAL: sweetener of your choice*
*These popsicles are a little bit on the tart side, if you want it to be sweeter, feel free to add 1/2 tablespoon to each of the mixtures before freezing.
Total prep time for this recipe is about 20 minutes. Total idle time is about 8 hours (or 5 – 6 hours if you make this without the alcohol).
This makes about 6 popsicles.
- Combine your chopped peach and 1 cup of orange juice in a blender. Add in 1/2 of your bitters and bourbon.
- Blend the mixture and set aside.
- Combine your remaining orange juice, bourbon, bitters and cherries in a blender.
- Blend the mixture and set aside. The cherry mixture should be less viscous than the peach mixture.
- Begin pouring in your orange and peach mixture into each popsicle mold. You’ll want to fill it up to 2/3 of the mold.
- Top off each mold with the cherry mixture. Using a chopstick or knife, poke the cherry mixture into the peach mixture. This will cause the cherry color to bleed into the orange color.
- Let chill for 8 hours.
- Remove the popsicles from the mold.
Since this recipe does contain alcohol, I do recommend making these popsicles right before you sleep since alcohol takes a much longer time to freeze. As a result, they’ll also defrost faster once you take them out, so eat them quickly!
If you don’t like alcohol, or if you want to make this kid-friendly, this recipe works great without the bourbon and bitters. You’ll just need to add a little bit more orange juice.
Now, go forth and enjoy the warm weather, Nephalem!