Summer has officially started! Here at Lazyjack Press, we are definitely trying to savor every last moment. We're loving the rooftop happy hours, concerts in the park, and drinking a cold one (or ten) on the beach.
I am a huge fan of the Skinny Taste blog (you should check it out) and saw a recipe for frozen mojito popsicles. Unfortunately, her recipe didn't include rum since she was making them for her toddler. I adapted the recipe so we can add something different, light, and refreshing to the cocktail repertoire so that we really can enjoy all the summer has to offer! Bonus: This recipe serves 8!
Here's What You'll Need:
1 1/4 cups of orange juice (really try to do fresh squeezed if at all possible)
8 teaspoons of your favorite sweetener although I think 2 Splenda packets is sufficient
3 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup of water
10 fresh mint leaves
8 fresh basil leaves
8 shots of rum of your choice
Optional: adding strawberries of pineapple or another favorite fruit
What To Do:
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour about 1/3 of a cup of the mixture into a popsicle mold if you have it. Otherwise, pour the mixture into small dixie cups and place in the freezer. After about an hour, add a popsicle stick to the almost solidified mixture.