It is HOT here in Colorado and I am always in need of a refreshing popsicle...or even better a boozy popsicle! Damn Good Spirits is a local spirit company that makes vodka, gin and absinthe in Golden, CO.
Before I even tried the product I was already obsessed 1. Because I love Golden, CO so much (see my Dove Inn blog here!) 2. Because I love supporting local producers 3. Because I love DAMN GOOD drinks - who is with me? I’ve already tried the vodka and the gin, and both are incredibly smoothe and tasty.
BOOZY POPSICLE RECIPE
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup fresh mint
4 cups of cubed seedless watermelon
Juice of 2 limes
1/3 cup of Damn Good Gin or Vodka
Combine the water with the sugar and the mint in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Boil for a minute and remove from the heat and steep for 20-30 minutes. Strain and set aside.
With a blender or food processor puree the watermelon chunks with the lime juice and strain if your watermelon has seeds. Stir in the gin and the mint syrup. Divide into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. (I left mine overnight) I also used the groovy pop molds from Tovolo, and they worked great!
I hope these pops keep you cool this summer and don’t forget to check out Damn Good Spirits!