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The summer of boozy popsicles continues.  On Friday I went to visit with the folks at Privateer Rum in Ipswich, MA (more on that trip later).  The bottle of silver rum that came home with me was winking at me, just asking to be used in a Mojito popsicle.  These pack a bit of a punch, but that is easily masked by the sweet and tart flavors of a classic Mojito.

Here’s the recipe I used (again this is my version inspired by various recipes I found online):

Mojito Popsicles

3 oz white rum

3 oz lime juice, strained

 2 oz mint simple syrup*

1 cup lemon-lime soda

1/4 cup water

handful of mint leaves

Combine ingredients in a blender. Strain (I didn’t want lots of mint bits in the popsicle; I think a coffee filter works best) and then pour into popsicle molds.

* To make mint simple syrup, heat small pan of water with a handful of torn mint leaves.  Just before the water boils, remove from heat and let cool. Strain and use a 1:1 ratio water to sugar to make syrup.

To yummy frozen Mojitos! Cheers!

This is the second in a summer series about popsicles. Check out Boozy Pops #1: Orange-grapefruit Aperol.

One of my favorite things about summer is popsicles.  This summer I thought it would be fun to experiment with mixing up combinations of my favorite cocktail ingredients in popsicle form.  Let the boozy popsicle experiment begin.  First up, Orange-grapefruit Aperol; and it was quite a delicious pop, if I do say so myself.  It was just the right combination of sweet and bitter.

Here’s my recipe (inspired by various bitter-sweet recipes I found online):

1 1/2 cups juice, combination of orange and grapefruit (I used mostly oranges with 1 grapefruit); squeeze and strain the juice

1/4 cup simple syrup (1:1 ration)

1/2 cup Aperol

This filled my 8-popsicle tray.

To the delicious combination of juice and booze. Let the summer of popsicles begin. Cheers!

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