Strawberry Old-Fashioned Pops [Recipe]

What’s better than a refreshing ice pop on a hot summer’s day? How about one made with whiskey? This recipe from People’s Pops combines fresh fruit, bitters, and bourbon or rye to create a truly cool adult treat.

Note: The Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker makes 10 3 oz. ice pops. Pops will freeze solid in about 4-6 hours. Leave a little room in each mold for expansion.


  • 1½ lbs. fresh, ripe strawberries
  • 5 oz. dark organic cane sugar
  • 5 oz. water
  • 3 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 1-2 dashes Angostura bitters (or more to taste)


Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved and remove from heat.

Wash strawberries and remove leaves and stems. Lightly puree, transfer to pitcher with pouring spout, and combine with cooled syrup. Add bourbon and bitters to taste. Stir to combine before freezing.

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