Sloshy Pops for Sip Northwest

Check out my most recent article for Sip Northwest to learn more about Sloshy Pops, a local company making boozy popsicles from spirits made in Portland.

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While Sloshy Pops can’t share all of their secrets, they have provided this recipe for making a Strawberry Mint Julep pop at home. Since you’ve grown up too, go ahead and add that bourbon.

Strawberry Mint Julep
Makes 12 pops

Four pints of strawberries
½ cup white wine
½ cup of sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
6-8 mint sprigs, plus 1 tablespoon chopped mint
4-6 limes
Pinch salt
½ cup bourbon

Wash strawberries and cut off the green tops. Place strawberries in a large pot with a half cup of wine and a sprinkle of sugar. Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil. Blend the cooked strawberries until you have a nice smooth puree.

While the mixture is cooling, place 1/2 cup of sugar in a small pot with 1/2 cup of water and 6-8 sprigs of mint. Let the mixture come to a boil while stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow the syrup to cool. Strain the mint sprigs.

In a large mixing bowl add 2 1/2 cups of the strawberry puree, 3/4 cups of the mint simple syrup, 4 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lime, the zest of one lime, a pinch of salt, 1/2 cup of bourbon and 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped mint. Stir mixture until it is blended well. Fill popsicle molds almost to the top, stick in the popsicle sticks and let freeze overnight.