RECIPE

Old Fashioned Lollipop

Matthew Kelly/Supercall

Making an Old Fashioned lollipop is almost as easy as making the classic, three-ingredient cocktail. Only, in this case, you won’t want to add the bitters until the end: Once your lollipops are poured in the molds, use a toothpick to swirl a drop or two of Angostura bitters on the surface to create a marbled effect. It not only gives the candies a professional touch, but it will also ensure that you get a wallop of aroma and flavor with each lick. For serious impact, garnish an actual Old Fashioned with one of these pops the next time you have friends over.

Recipe make 1 dozen lollipops.

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet

INGREDIENTS

  • .25 Cup whiskey
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • .75 Cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp corn syrup
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Angostura bitters

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Mix together all ingredients, except the bitters and 1 teaspoon of the whiskey, in a medium saucepan until the sugar is completely saturated.

Step two

Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently with a silicone spatula until sugar is dissolved. Then continue to boil until the mix hits 300 degrees Fahrenheit without stirring.

Step three

Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly mix in the remaining teaspoon of liquor.

Step four

Quickly spoon or pour the syrup into either lollipop molds or dollop onto a silicone mat.

Step five

Place a lollipop stick in the center of each candy and twirl it so that it’s fully covered in syrup.

Step six

Add one or two drops of bitters to each lollipop and quickly swirl with a toothpick.

Step seven

Let the lollipops cool completely, then peel from the molds.

Step eight

Store in an airtight container, or cover with candy wrappers and tie with string.

Contributed by Supercall

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