WHISKEY COLD BREW + BLACK WALNUT BITTERS POPSICLES

Guess what? It’s POPSICLE WEEK, a whole week of popsicle madness delivered by all your favourite bloggers! Many thanks to Billy from Wit & Vinegar, who organized this epic online sharing of popsicle recipes. Man oh man, I’ve been waiting so long to sit on my balcony with a boozy popsicle and a book. Whiskey and I, we definitely have a thing… and I can’t imagine a day without coffee! The whiskey in this recipe actually enhances the taste of coffee, instead of overpowering it like some other liquor would. Then, I topped it off with maple syrup for sweetness and black walnut bitters for complexity of flavours. In the cold winter days, I sometimes make this drink with hot coffee, but it seemed way cooler (ha!) in the form of a popsicle. Just a heads up if you plan to make your own cold brew, you should plan a day ahead.

WHISKEY COLD BREW + BLACK WALNUT BITTERS POPSICLES
8 popsicles

INGREDIENTS

COLD BREW
3/4 cup ground coffee, coarsely ground or at the French press setting on a coffee grinder
4 cups water
a French press

POPSICLES
2 3/4 cups cold brew
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp of your favourite whiskey
48 dashes of black walnut bitters (yes, 48!)
popsicle molds

INSTRUCTIONS

COLD BREW

Add the ground coffee and water to your French press and stir for about a minute. Some people say it’s better to use cold filtered water for taste, but I didn’t and I’m still alive. Cover the French press with the lid but do not press on the plunger. Leave for 24 hours in the fridge or 18 hours left at room temperature. Once time has passed, plunge the French press.

POPSICLES

Mix all of the popsicle ingredients and pour in popsicle molds. After an hour and a half, insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze for an additional 3-5 hours. I know, I know, more waiting, but I swear it’s so worth it! You know what they say… Good things come to those who wait.

TIPS AND TRICKS

If you’re having a hard time taking your popsicles out of their mold, pass them under running hot water for 3 seconds at a time.

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Hi! I’m Steph. Originally from Montréal, I moved to Toronto in 2015. I spend my days working at the most quaint Swedish coffee shop making cinnamon buns and adding cardamom to everything I bake. In this blog, I want to share with you recipes that remind me of home, travel stories filled with new food discoveries and the restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries I love to visit most in my new city.

   

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