Frozen Mistake - Popsicle Grows Up
Contributed by: News Canada
(NC) - On a chilly evening in 1905, an industrious 11-year-old San Franciscan boy sat on his porch whipping up a popular soft drink concoction of the day. Using a wooden stir stick, young Frank Epperson mixed soda powder and water to create a fizzy beverage. Perhaps his mother called him into the house or a mischievous friend led him astray, but the boy completely forgot
about his evening treat. Overnight record low temperatures swept over San Francisco and Epperson's forgotten beverage. He awoke the next morning to find his soda had frozen - stick and all. This was the humble beginning of the Popsicle.
One hundred years later, this cool classic is growing up. The first cognac house to propose indulging in sub-zero spirits, Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac has created a glamorous, more sophisticated version of the icicle treat - the Remy Martin ice pop. Made with the best eaux-de-vie from Grande and Petite Champagne, Remy Martin V.S.O.P. evokes flavours of vanilla, rose, apricot, and liquorice that do not disappear when served ice cold, but are enhanced. Savoured around the world by VIPs and celebrities in the music and fashion industry, these iced cocktails are said to have been sampled by Lil' Kim and Damon Dash during Jennifer Lopez's fashion week bash earlier this year.
To create RemyPops, mix 20 oz of flavoured syrup, 4 oz of Remy Martin V.S.O.P. and 8 oz of water. Pour mixture into paper cups or ice pop moulds (don't forget the sticks). No need to leave on the porch. Place in the freezer. Once solid, share with 14 friends.