We chose the Mojito Slushy made by Jess at Black Cat Kitchen because as summer winds down, it seemed like the perfect frosty Â cold drink to capture those last few weeks of the season. Be sure to check out the other great entries we recieved last week at Tyler Florence Fridays !
oh, yes, Tyler â€¦ youâ€™ve done it again. Summer in a glass.
While trying to decide what to make with the mint that came in our CSA box, I came across this recipe and knew I had to make it for Tyler Florence Fridays. This was simple and incredibly delicious. Then again, itâ€™s mint, rum, and simple syrup â€“ how much can go wrong?
I loved that there were specks of the mint in here, but not chunks of mint like you sometimes get when muddling. I cut the recipe in half and got two servings out of it. I froze the other one since Scott wasnâ€™t interested and it was equally delicious a few nights later. I did have to thaw it a bit in the microwave in order to be able to drink it.
Make these for your next grill-out. You wonâ€™t be disappointed.
Tyler Florence, serves 4
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup fresh lime juice, about 4-6 limes
2 limes zested
1/2 cup light rum
8 cups crushed ice
mint sprigs & lime wedges for garnish
In a saucepan over medium heat, add the sugar and water. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often, until the sugar is dissolved and the syrup is clear. Set aside to cool.
Put the sugar syrup, lime juice, mint leaves, lime zest, and rum into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend until slushy. Spoon into glasses; garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime slice.