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Bourbon Fruit Pops!


Summer calls for lots of frozen treats… so why not add a little bourbon!  Recently, my dad actually discovered the most quaint distillery in Dekalb, IL called Whiskey Acre.  It’s owned by a family of IL corn farmers, who decided to tap into distilling!   When you visit Whiskey Acre you must take a tour of the distillery and barrel room ($10), but also take a seat in the adorable barn bar and sip on their  “Bourbon Slush.”

My parents were talking about this bourbon slush so much, it actually inspired me to whip up something of my own!  The Bourbon Fruit Pops below are an easy to grab refreshing fruit treat after a hot summer day with a little boozy twist!

Bourbon Fruit Pops!

Serves 6



1 cup lemonade                                                            1 cup unsweeted ice tea
6 fresh strawberries cut into thin slices                     1/4 cup blueberries.                                                  1/4 cup raspberries                                                                   6 basil leaves, finely chopped
2 ounces Whiskey Acres Bourbon




  1. Mix the ice tea, lemonade, and bourbon in a pitcher.
  2. Spread the fruit and basil evenly through out the popsicle moulds.
  3. Pour the lemonade mixture in each popsicle mould, until full.
  4. Freeze for 4 hours until eating!



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