Boozy blackberry crush popsicles
If you don't mind seeds in your popsicles you can easily skip the straining process. For a non-alcoholic version substitute an extra ½ cup of sparkling water for the vodka.
Serves: 10
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 7-8 sage leaves
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ cup vodka
  • ½ cup sparkling water
  1. Make the simple syrup:
  2. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water and sage leaves. Bring to a simmer and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  3. If using frozen blackberries let them sit at room temperature until they have thawed.
  4. Combine the blackberries, lemon juice, vodka, sparkling water and ½ cup of the sage simple syrup in a blender. Process until the mixture is smooth. If desired strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve.
  5. Taste the mixture for sweetness and add more simple syrup if desired. (The mixture will be slightly less sweet once it is frozen so keep that in mind.)
  6. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 30 minutes.
  7. Insert sticks into the molds and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  8. To unmold place the mold in warm water for 20-30 seconds to help release the pops.
Recipe by Scaling Back at