Take A Break From The Heat With Basil Hayden Popsicles

Above: Basil Hayden's Berry American and Spiced Chocolate pop-tails
Above: Basil Hayden's Berry American and Spiced Chocolate pop-tails

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has teamed up with celebrity mixologist Rob Floyd to create new popsicle cocktails that are perfect for the dog days of August.

We’re due to have at least one more heat wave across the country, and these pop-tails are just the thing to keep you cool into the night. With a refreshing berry pop as well as a twist on a classic fudgesicle, these pop-tails are super easy to make and are a great refreshment after a long day at work.

Basil Hayden’s Berry American

Ingredients:
• 7 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
• 1 1/2 parts Elderflower Syrup
• 2 parts Water
• 2 parts Fresh Lime Juice
• 4-5 Strawberries, medium size
• 12 Blueberries

How:
• Pole a hole in each blueberry and soak in 4 parts of bourbon for 30 minutes. Set aside.
• Add strawberries to cocktail shaker and muddle.
• Add fresh lime juice, Elderflower syrup, remaining bourbon and water to the cocktail shaker and shake hard.
• Add to the popsicle molds.
• Add three bourbon-soaked blueberries to each mold and freeze.

Makes 6 popsicles.

Basil Hayden’s Spiced Chocolate Independence

Ingredients:
• 2 parts Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
• 16 parts Low Fat Milk
• 1 1/2 parts Unsweetened Chocolate
• 1 1/2 parts Sugar
• 1 bar of Dark Chocolate (4 oz bar)
• 4-5 dashes Chipotle Chili Pepper

How:
• In a saucepan over low heat, combine milk, unsweetened chocolate, sugar and dark chocolate.
• Warm, and stir continuously until all ingredients are combined. (Do not boil.)
• Remove from heat and let cool.
• Add bourbon and chipotle chili pepper and stir.
• Add to popsicle mold and freeze.

Makes 6 popsicles.

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