For this month’s entry in our Mom and Pop series, we’re chatting with Amanda Millot-Ferrier, co-creator and owner of The PopCycle Bar.
Originally founded on her native island of St. Maarten in 2014, the company produces alcohol-infused and kid-friendly gourmet ice pops. In 2017 Amanda, her husband Guillaume and their baby girl evacuated the island after hurricane Irma destroyed their home, and relocated to the United States. Since then, The PopCycle Bar has flourished with local restaurants, like Beach House Pompano, spotlighting the unique pops on their menus.
Amanda is a marketing maven who manages their website, social media accounts, deliveries and advertising while her husband is the creative genius who spent months perfecting the pop recipes. Until the end of last year, he was also making them himself.
What are your most popular flavors?
Invisible Bikini, Whiskey Business and Strawberry Mojito.
The Invisible Bikini is a mango, raspberry margarita made with Patron Tequila, the Whiskey Business is peach, ginger and Jack Daniel’s and the Strawberry Mojito is made with XXX.
Do you have any summer offerings?
Yes, for $70 you can get a bundle of 12 boozy pops. It’s four of each of our top three flavors. It includes delivery from Boca to Miami and taxes.
How did you come up with the name?
We had a tricycle in St. Maarten that we would pedal around and sell the pops. And now poptails have blown up at restaurant bars where they put our pops in glasses of prosecco, for example.
What makes The PopCycle Bar unique?
We use only fresh fruit. We don’t use canned goods and don’t add any preservatives, syrup or coloring. We even make our simple syrup because the quality of the product is extremely important to us. We don’t cut any corners. When you enjoy it you can taste that it’s fresh without a sugar overload.