Depending on who you believe, the mojito either came from the Spanish word ‘mojar’, which means to wet, or the African word ‘mojo’, which means to cast a spell. Anybody who’s ever tasted one will agree that it’s thirst quenching and spellbinding in equal measures.
To celebrate this year’s National Mojito Day, we’ve mixed it up a little with a recipe for a Mojito Popsicle – the perfect cold treat for these hot summer days. These easy-to-make popsicles have everything you love about mojitos – vibrant mint flavor, tart lime, and of course a punch of rum.
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2/3 cup lime juice
- 3 tbsp Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum
- 2/3 cup soda water
- 1 small lime, thinly sliced (optional)
Boil the water and sugar together in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Purée in a blender with mint, lime juice and rum. Stir in club soda. Pour into the popsicle moulds, add a lime slice and fresh mint leaf to each mould. Freeze until firm, 6 to 8 hours.
Alternatively, if you want to stick closer to the real deal, Bacardi's signature serve is just as delicious.
- 50ml Bacardí Carta Blanca
- 25ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml Sugar syrup (1 : 1 ratio) or 2 teaspoons white caster sugar
- 6 - 8 mint leaves
- Splash of soda (max 25ml)
Method - Build
Glass - Highball
Garnish - Mint sprig
Ice - Crushed