August 17, 2010

Rum and I haven’t always been friends.

After a collegiate night of bad choices featuring one too many glasses of Diet Coke & cheap rum, I swore off the stuff for years.  But a few months ago at my favorite Houston bar, I took a tentative sip of a friend’s rum-based cocktail.  And rum and I have been going steady ever since.  Dark & stormys?  Rum swizzles?  Mojitos?

Yes, please.

Popsicle recipes seem to be the trend of this summer, and I’m okay with that.  I love this version, and this one too, both capturing the whimsy and nostalgia of eating off a dripping popsicle stick but using more sophisticated flavors.  I wanted to do something based on a cocktail and turned to my newfound love of rum for inspiration.

These little guys were a big hit when I served them to friends this weekend: tangy, refreshing, and dead-easy to make.  You’re going to want more than one, I promise.


I found these little plastic shot glasses in the dollar section of Target and used them to make 12 mini-pops, with kids’ craft sticks providing the assist.  You can make bigger popsicles, of course, in which case I’m guessing this recipe will yield 6-8.

If you’ve never bought superfine sugar, you should be able to find it on the baking aisle of well-stocked grocery stores or at specialty baking stores or cooking-supply stores like Williams Sonoma.


1 packed cup mint leaves
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lime juice
1 cup superfine sugar
1/3 cup white rum (I used Flor de Caña)

Purée all ingredients in a blender until smooth.  Skim off any foam, then pour the mixture into molds.  Freeze for an hour, then insert the popsicle sticks (if the popsicles aren’t firm enough, wait a little bit longer).  Freeze until the popsicles are firm, overnight or up to 24 hours, depending on the size of your molds.



  1. Yum! We are having a mind meld moment – I just posted a recipe for gin & tonic popsicles this week. I’ll be giving your twist on mojitos a try for sure.

    Comment by The Waspy Redhead — August 18, 2010 @ 12:02 am

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  3. These sound both wonderful AND easy! I have Flor de Cana’s dark rums but now added white on the shopping list :D. So pretty in the colored glasses, a great idea. Now to go check Waspy Redhead’s; love this popsicle trend in our hot weather!

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  5. Wow, this looks so good! Love the idea of adding rum to Popsicles…sounds delish! 🙂

    Comment by sara — August 18, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  6. How well does the rum freeze? Just curious. They sound great. Think I’m going to make some up this weekend.

    Comment by Jonathan Tweel — August 18, 2010 @ 5:32 am

  7. Waspy Redhead–I love gin & tonics in liquid form, so surely I would love your frozen version! Also love the idea of freezing the mix in ice cube trays & then adding to lemonade or a cocktail. Mmmmmm…

    Analog Girl–you’re going to love the Flor de Cana light rum, it’s incredibly (dangerously) smooth.


    Jonathan–as long as you don’t bump the alcohol content up beyond 1/3 cup, the popsicles will still freeze, though they take longer than alcohol-free version.

    Comment by Blue Jean Gourmet — August 18, 2010 @ 7:44 am

  8. Gorgeous, and delicious, I’m sure! We tried mojito popsicles last summer and the frozen mint somehow ended up tasting kind of muddy. I love the rim idea, very clever.

    Comment by David — August 18, 2010 @ 8:11 am

  9. These are as colorful and magical looking as Christmas lights. But even better, because you can eat them! 😉

    Comment by Carolyn Jung — August 18, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  10. Oh great. Right when I was thinking summer was ending and all my nights drinking will come to an end, you have to post these yummy popsicles. Will have to try asap!

    Comment by Erika Beth, the Messy Chef — August 18, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

  11. Genius idea! Luv the colors and size! Great post!

    Comment by UrMomCooks — August 18, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

  12. Yum! I’ve been drinking mojitos all week as it is HOT here…but these look even more refreshing. Awesome!

    Comment by Elizabeth — August 18, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

  13. I’ve always been close friends with rum even though I drank too much of during my college days! These popsicles look fantastic! I love the idea of a frozen mojito on a stick.

    Comment by lisaiscooking — August 18, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

  14. These are gorgeous! Perfect for my house warming party…. Cant wait. i am sure they will be a huge huge hit!!!!

    Comment by joudie's mood food — August 19, 2010 @ 5:52 am

  15. fun and pretty all at the same time!

    Comment by the urban baker — August 19, 2010 @ 10:54 am

  16. Oh I had the same problem with rum. A few bad nights with rum made us mortal enemies but I’m starting to loosen up with the discovery of mojitos. Sigh. These are so wonderful looking. I’m sure they taste fantastic.

    Comment by — August 20, 2010 @ 2:39 am

  17. There’s no need to buy special sugar for this! Just take some regular sugar and pulse it in the food processor, or blend it longer in your blender with the rest of the ingredients. You can also just make simple syrup, let cool, then finish the recipe.

    Comment by Mochene — August 20, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

  18. Lovely! I’m not normally the hugest popsicle fan, but these look fantastic.

    Comment by Lesley — August 23, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

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  23. If you put plastic wrap over the top of the cups you can put the sticks through immediately that way you don’t have to come back to them until you’re ready for them. Plus it keeps them covered

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