These frosted confections will help you to keep your cool in the warmer months. Or, you could get really fancy, and serve these as frozen cocktails at a party.
⅓ cup caster sugar
¼ cup lime juice
¼ cup fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp white rum
300 ml soda water
3 slices lemon, cut in half
Extra 12 fresh mint leaves
- Combine sugar, juice and mint leaves in a mortar and pestle and muddle. Set aside and allow to infuse for 30 minutes.
- Pour mixture into a large jug. Discard mint leaves, squeezing out liquid. Add rum and soda (see tip, below) and stir to combine. Place a piece of lemon in the bottom of 6 x 80ml ice block moulds. Pour in mojito mixture. Place in the freezer for 1½-2 hours or until icy enough for a popsicle stick to stand up but not frozen.
- Using popsicle sticks, push 2 mint leaves into each, then stand stick up into each centre. Freeze until completely frozen. Remove ice blocks by running moulds under hot water for 2 seconds or holding it in your hot hand until it releases. Serve.