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watermelon mojito pops!

May 31, 2011 | Sweet Recipes | Comments

Can you believe that tomorrow will be June 1st!? I’m pretty darn excited and wanted to start it off right… with some watermelon mojito popsicles!! Yesterday we went to a BBQ/first birthday party and Zan brought some ingredients to make watermelon mojitos. They were enjoyed by many and as I was sipping mine, I thought of a great idea! A mojito popsicle! The problem is alcohol doesn’t freeze! Unless… you add just a little (2oz with every 3 cups juice) and it’s mixed with fruit! Tada!! : ) You can also make this recipe without alcohol too… it’s your choice. Also, you’ll be happy to know that I bought the popsicle tray and the skewers from the Dollar Store!! It came with a plastic red and blue top, but I took that off for a reason ; ) Read below for the how-to!! Have a wonderful week!

 

Mojito Popsicles
Ingredients (makes about 10 medium size popsicles)
3 1/2 cups cubed watermelon
Handful fresh mint leaves
3 Tablespoons Agave (or you can sweeten them with regular sugar)
1/2 lime
2 oz. light rum
1/2 cup club soda

Directions
In a large mixing bowl, muddle the watermelon and mint together until the watermelon is a juice consistency with some small chunks. Once it’s fully muddled, remove the muddled mint. Add the 3 tablespoons Agave, 2 ounces rum and squeeze the 1/2 lime into the watermelon juice. Pour half of the mixture into a cocktail shaker… unless you have a shaker large enough for all of the watermelon. Shake until combined and put into a separate bowl with a spout. Do the same with the other half of the juice. Add the club soda to the shaken juice and stir. Fill the popsicle tray up and add a skewer (cut to size) in the center. To garnish, place a small mint leaf in each of the popsicles… These will need to freeze overnight because of the rum. They also melt a little faster, so make sure you serve them with a napkin!

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