What happens when sweet, innocent Cherry Popsicles succumb to the charms of an Amaretto Sour cocktail? A warm weather treat for the 21 and over crowd is born.
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Must be of legal drinking age and extra forgiving of my emotional immaturity to enter.
I have to apologize right up front, because I am having a very hard time talking about these cherry popsicles without veering into ex-rated territory. I’m almost afraid to see what search terms will lead to this post in the coming months.
All that sucking. And licking. And cherries.
Bowm chicka wow wow…
I think the sensuality inherent in the experience of eating a popsicle is the root cause of their immense popularity. People are downright HOT for popsicles.
OK, I’m gonna try to get on track here.
Around Christmas time, I bought a bottle of Amaretto to make my Amaretto Glazed Roasted Chestnuts. And then the bottle just sat there. Poor thing. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me until a few weeks ago to actually drink it! Especially because the Amaretto Sour used to be my beverage of choice.
Well, thank goodness I finally mended the error of my ways. I had, frankly, forgotten how insanely delicious they are. No other cocktail makes me suck in my cheeks and pucker my lips like a good, old-fashioned Amaretto Sour. Such a great juxtaposition of sweet and tart.
Much to my children’s chagrin, I decided this would be the perfect way for me to christen my new popsicle molds. An Amaretto Sour popsicle. Genius!
Well, turns out freezing alcohol isn’t a no-brainer. My first few attempts melted before I could even get them out of the molds.
But I was now determined and carried forth.Your tweeps need these boozy pops.Click To Tweet
I added frozen cherries and orange juice and tried to layer the pops. Nope.
The cocktail layer was too sour and the cherry layer was kind of boring. Also, they melted at different rates which added a layer of anxiety to the eating experience. Who needs that?
The answer was, now, obvious. All the flavors were there. They just needed to be blended all together.
And that did it. Suck-sess!
Amaretto Sour Cherry Popsicles Recipe
These pops have joined the party at Buns in My Oven.
- 3 ounces lemon juice
- 6 1/2 ounces amaretto
- zest of one lime
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 2 cups frozen cherries
- Add all ingredients, in order, to your blender and blend until smooth. No need to go too crazy, though. Some cherry chunks are nice.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze at least 3 to 4 hours.