But Why is the Rum Gone?!

RECIPE: Mojito Popsicles

When I was a kid, we made popsicles in the summer.  Lots and lots of popsicles.  Kool-Aid, yogurt, and various juices were all frozen and made into delicious summer treats.  As soon as the orange trees produced their bounty, we’d spend a Saturday juicing oranges on the back patio, always reserving some of the juice to make popsicles.  The day always ended with everyone in the pool, an easy way to wash off the sticky sweet orange juice that we were inevitably soaked in.

A few weekends ago I wanted to make a trip to Cost Plus to see if they carried macadamia nut Torani syrup, because that’s what is in Dutch Bros’ incredibly addictive coffee drink to which I’m entirely addicted.  While browsing around the kitchen items, obviously my favorite section of Cost Plus (other than the aisle where they keep the Haribo Gummy Bears), my roommate pointed out a popsicle mold.  I shrieked with delight (no, I have no social graces) and talked about how we used to make popsicles when I was a kid.

I then I had a flash of brilliance as I shrieked a second time, “BOOZY POPSICLES!”  I’m a genius.  The mold was $4.99.  I bought it.  Obvi.

When we got home, after making a stop at Total Wine because they have the best selection of mix and match beers, I started to brainstorm what kind of boozy popsicles I could make.  I thought maybe screwdriver ones, or just cranberry vodka.  Then I thought maybe mojito popsicles might work.  I didn’t want to juice a bunch of limes, plus I though that might be a bit tart, so I got some Simply Limeade to be the lime part.

I think you could many any number of delightful treats, you just have to remember to not add too much alcohol or they won’t freeze.  It’s already too hot, so these are being enjoyed nightly in my house.  Or in the afternoon…

Make sure you stir around the mint, or it will all float to the top of the mold.

I hope all the dads out there have a happy Father’s Day!  A big happy Father’s Day to my own dad, Mike, who is my faithful reader and supporter.  More happiness goes out to the fathers of kids I like a whole lot…Mike F., Matt, Ben, John, Tony, Jeremy, and to our very own WandaS dad, JT!

Rating: 4 of 5 glasses of wine…wait, can I freeze wine for winesicles?  I’m off to do some research.

Mojito Popsicles
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Author: Manda
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 12 hours
Total time: 12 hours 5 mins
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 oz Bacardi rum
  • 20 oz Simply Limeade
  • A handful of mint leaves, ripped in pieces
  • A popsicle mold
Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients and pour into the popsicle mold.
  2. Place in freezer and let freeze overnight.
  3. Enjoy responsibly, by adults over the age of 21.
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