Thursday, February 15, 2018

Buttered Bourbon Pop-Tail

Buttered Bourbon Pop-Tail

Do you and your friends love seeing all the Oscar nominated movies before the awards are handed out? It's definitely movie watching time around here and the planning of a festive group Oscar watching party. It's so much more fun to watch with other people.

Buttered Bourbon Pop-Tail

We'll need snacks, of course, but we definitely need cocktails. Since movie watching and popcorn eating go so well together, I thought a popcorn flavored cocktail would be fun on Oscar night. Making a popcorn flavored syrup is super easy and the taste will vary based on the type of popcorn you use. I used plain and added some butterscotch liqueur for that buttered popcorn flavor. But using kettle corn could be all kinds of fun. Make a big pitcher of this drink and a big bowl of popcorn and then settle in with your friends for a serious critique of what on earth the movie stars are wearing. Cheers!
Yield: 2 Servings
Author: Anita Schecter
Buttered Bourbon Pop-Tail

Buttered Bourbon Pop-Tail

Prep time: 10 MCook time: 5 MTotal time: 15 M
Recipe for a bourbon cocktail flavored with popcorn syrup.


For the Popcorn Syrup:
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 3 Cups popcorn
  • Pinch of sea salt
For the Cocktail:
  • 4 oz. Bourbon
  • 5 oz. Popcorn syrup
  • 1 oz. Butterscotch liqueur
  • 4 oz. Half and half


  1. Bring the sugar, water and salt to a simmer and cook for a couple of minutes until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Stir in the popcorn, remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  3. Pour into a jar with a tight fitting lid and place in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.
  4. Strain out the popcorn and store the syrup in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  5. Add the bourbon, popcorn syrup, butterscotch liqueur and half and half to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.
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  1. What is a half and half?

    1. Half and half is an American dairy product that is comprised of half heavy cream and half whole milk. If you can't find it, you can create it yourself.

  2. Is that popped corn to make the syrup or just kernels


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