Mojito Italian Ices
Mojitos are a bartender's nightmare (oh, the muddling). But these frozen versions achieve the sweet mint flavor of the rum cocktail without the elbow grease, thanks to a whirl in the blender.
- 1/2 tablespoon finely grated lime zest, plus 1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice (from 9 limes)
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup light rum
- Mint sprigs, for garnish
Puree lime zest and juice, water, sugar, and mint in a blender. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Stir in rum. Divide among twelve 3-ounce paper cups (nycake.com). Freeze on a rimmed baking sheet for at least 5 hours. Garnish with mint sprigs.