Blackberry Sour Pops [Recipe]

What’s better than a refreshing ice pop on a hot summer’s day? How about one made with whiskey? This recipe from People’s Pops combines fresh fruit, lime juice, and bourbon or rye to create a truly cool adult treat.

Note: The Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker makes 10 3 oz. ice pops. Pops will freeze solid in about 4-6 hours. Leave a little room in each mold for expansion.


  • 1½ pounds ripe blackberries (about 5 cups)
  • ½ cup dark organic cane sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 3 oz. bourbon or rye whiskey
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice


Combine sugar and water in saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off heat and add tarragon.

Rinse blackberries and dry with paper towels. Lightly puree or mash blackberries (about 2 cups of puree) and transfer to a pitcher with pouring spout. Add 6 oz. cooled tarragon syrup, whiskey, and lime juice. Stir to combine before freezing.

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