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National Mojito Day

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.

Mojito Popsicles / Lime Popsicles overhead view

 

Ingredients

  • 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)

Method

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.

Ingredients

  • 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