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Whiskey • Sweet
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.

The Essentials

Angostura bitters
The Details
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.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.