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Rosemary Salty Dog Liquor Lollipops
Excerpted from Liquor Lollipops by Kristina Maury of Luxe Lollies
These lollipops are based on another one of my favorite cocktails, the Salty Dog. Refreshing grapefruit paired with fragrant rosemary makes for a great flavor. Finishing the lollipops off with sea salt adds complexity.
Makes 5–15 lollipops • Prep Time: 15 minutes • Cook Time: 15 minutes • Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Vegetable oil cooking spray (if using molds)
10–12 leaves of rosemary
½ teaspoon (.9g) grapefruit zest
¼ cup (60mL) + 1 tablespoon (5mL) gin, divided
2 tablespoons (30mL) water
¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
3 tablespoons (245g) corn syrup
¼ teaspoon (1.25mL) LorAnn’s natural grapefruit oil
1 drop pink or orange food coloring (optional)
Coarse sea salt
If using molds:
Lightly coat lollipop molds with cooking spray and sprinkle a bit of grapefruit zest and 2–3 rosemary leaves in the cavities of each mold. Position the lollipop sticks in the grooves of the molds. If not using molds:
Place a silicone mat on a baking sheet. Position the lollipop sticks on the mat about 3 inches (76.2mm) apart so there is enough room between each lollipop. Sprinkle a bit of grapefruit zest and 2–3 rosemary leaves above each stick where you intend to pour the candy.
Combine ¼ cup (60mL) gin, water, sugar, and corn syrup in a 1- or 2-quart saucepan. Place pan over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Use a wet pastry brush to “wash down” any sugar crystals that form on the side of the pan. Continue to cook the mixture without stirring until a candy thermometer registers 300 degrees.
Remove the pan from heat and carefully stir in remaining tablespoon (15mL) gin, essential oil, and food coloring (if using).
If using molds:
Slowly pour mixture into prepared lollipop molds. Sprinkle each lollipop with a pinch sea salt.
If not using molds:
Let the mixture cool for about 2 minutes then, using a spoon, slowly pour onto the silicone mat over the zest and rosemary. Adjust the lollipop sticks as needed, being careful not to touch the hot candy (the sticks should be inserted about halfway into the lollipop). Sprinkle each lollipop with pinch sea salt.
Let cool completely until lollipops harden and are no longer hot (about 15 minutes). Remove the lollipops from the molds or the silicone mat and wrap in lollipop bags with twist ties.
Who says lollipops are just for kids?
Inside this fun, little gift book, you'll find twenty easy recipes for cocktail inspired lollipops. Kristina Maury, founder of Luxe Lollies, shares beautifully presented lollipops in an array of boozy flavors. Inside you'll discover tips and techniques to help you make your own delicious lollipops!
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These candies are perfect for wine lovers, bridal showers, birthdays, and holiday parties.