Old Fashioned Lollipop
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.
- .25 Cup whiskey
- 2 tbsp cold water
- .75 Cup sugar
- 3 tbsp corn syrup
- Pinch kosher salt
- Angostura bitters
Mix together all ingredients, except the bitters and 1 teaspoon of the whiskey, in a medium saucepan until the sugar is completely saturated.
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.
Remove the mixture from the heat and quickly mix in the remaining teaspoon of liquor.
Quickly spoon or pour the syrup into either lollipop molds or dollop onto a silicone mat.
Place a lollipop stick in the center of each candy and twirl it so that it’s fully covered in syrup.
Add one or two drops of bitters to each lollipop and quickly swirl with a toothpick.
Let the lollipops cool completely, then peel from the molds.
Store in an airtight container, or cover with candy wrappers and tie with string.
Contributed by Supercall