Offer us a bowl of sweet, vine-ripened blackberries and we’ll attack it with ferocity. It’s embarrassing, we know, this crazy berry-obsessed behavior. But until you’ve had a fresh, plump, sun-ripened blackberry, gently plucked off its vine, you shouldn’t laugh at us too loudly.
Among the masses of blackberry varieties, marionberries reign. Described as the cabernet of blackberries, they have a deep, rich flavor. They have all the classic blackberry traits—a touch of tartness balancing their berry sweetness—but the same deep complexity of flavor Cabernet wines often have. If you can find marionberries, these ice pops will be extraordinary, but even with regular blackberries they are incredibly good.
These are adult pops. We’ve yet to adjust the recipe to make a zero-proof ice pop, but if you want to go that route, start by replacing the rum with water, then increase the lime juice or simple syrup if necessary.
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