1 cup black cherries
3/4 cup maple syrup (split into two portions, 1/4 and 1/2)
2 ½ cups DRINKmaple maple water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
dash angostura bitters
Pit the cherries and crush the fruit gently with your hands, until juices are running and the fruit is torn into smaller pieces. Add them to a small skillet over medium heat and begin to sauté with the 1/4 cup of maple syrup. once the fruit is soft, remove from heat and set aside. In a saucepan, combine DRINKmaple, remaining 1/2 cup of maple syrup, and sugar. Heat over medium high heat, stirring continuously until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add bourbon and bitters. Pour the maple mixture into your popsicle molds. Spoon two to three cherries into each mold, and pop molds into freezer. After about 45 minutes, insert the popsicle sticks. Keep them in the freezer overnight. Once they are ready to be eaten, run the mold under warm water and carefully remove the popsicles. Servings: 6.