Sunday, June 17, 2012

Frozen Mojitos

These bad boys were a hit two nights in a row! 
Friday evening was spent catching up with a dear friend, and somehow an entire bottle of rum was devoured by our mojito blender. And each round tasted as good, if not better than the last. Funny how that goes. Ever-devoted to learning, we took Friday evening as an opportunity to learn. Therefore, when Saturday arrived, we brought an even bigger bottle of rum. And more people to share with. We're such good students.

I know not everyone is a mojito fan, but these are not your typical mojitos. Even people that are self-declared non-fans of mojitos enjoyed these guys. They're not too minty, and they use more lime than the average mojo. I think the clencher is that they're frozen, keeping them cool and light, while blending ensures all the flavors are well-combined. 

Modifications: They are sneakily strong; you won't taste the liquor, so if you'd prefer, add another cup of crushed ice to dilute the alcohol intake. Another modification is to use Splenda instead of sugar - this may decrease your calorie count though I'm not sure if it'll affect the taste. Sounds like we're in need of a science experiment. I'll need a few volunteers for this one.

Maybe this week's humidity and high temperatures have us in the mood for light, refreshing drinks, or maybe these just really are that good. Either way, the temperatures are forecasted to stay high, and a mojito seems to be the best remedy.

Warning: Consuming these mojitos is known to induce midnight jaunts on trampolines, perfectly irrational conversations about magic goodies, and rounds of laughter. So pour up and enjoy!

Frozen Mojitos
Yields 2 drinks, but be prepared to make many, many rounds
2 limes
10-12 mint leaves
4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons water
2 cups crushed ice
6 oz light rum (I like Bacardi)

  1. In a Ninja Blender (brand, not characteristic), juice your two limes and add your mint leaves. Crush the mint leaves with a wooden spoon or a muddler.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium, combine your sugar and water. Cook until sugar dissolves, stirring as needed. Don't let it boil. 
  3. Add sugar syrup and 1 cup crushed ice. Pour 6oz light rum over the ice. Add the second cup of ice. Cover and blend thoroughly. 
  4. Pour into two glasses. Feel refreshed. Repeat steps 1-4 until the rum is gone. 

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