Recipe: Drunken Popsicles

Drunken Popsicles
MAKES 8-10 popsicles

1  c water
½ c sugar
½ c peaches (about 1 peach)
2  tbsp bourbon
½ c strawberries
2  tbsp rum
½ c blackberries
2  tbsp tequila
2  lemons, juiced

1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat.  Stir frequently until sugar is dissolved.  Continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.

2. In a small bowl, combine peaches, bourbon, 1/3 of lemon juice and ½ C of cooled simple syrup.  Puree in food processor or blender until smooth.  Strain to remove excess chunks of fruit (if desired).  Pour into Popsicle molds, insert sticks, and place into freezer for 2 hours.

3. In a second small bowl, combine strawberries, rum, 1/3 of lemon juice and ½ C of cooled simple syrup.  Puree in food processor or blender until smooth.  Strain to remove excess chunks of fruit (if desired).  Pour into Popsicle molds on top of frozen peach level.  You will have to pour carefully around the sticks.  Freeze for 2 hours.

4. In a third small bowl, combine blackberries, tequila, remainder of lemon juice and remainder of cooled simple syrup.  Puree in food processor or blender until smooth.  Strain to remove seeds (if desired).  Pour into Popsicles molds on top of strawberry level.  Freeze for 4-6 hours.

5. Run warm water over the outside of Popsicle molds to make it easier to remove pops.