Homecoming, Housewarming and Mojito pops


So I had an absolutely amazing time in Italy and France (more posts to come), but now sadly, I am home.  To keep my mind off the fact that I am no longer on vacation in Cote d’Azur with my boyfriend I’ve gotten into popsicling (the art of making popsicles, did that sound dirty?!?).  Two of my dear honeys were having housewarming party this past weekend and I could think of no better housewarming gift then some boozy Mojito popsicles.

Mojitos are one of my favourite summer drinks and are always better when made yourself. Freezing Mojitos into popsicles could only make them that much more refreshing and they were super easy to make.

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I picked a ton of mint leaves from the garden, washed, dried and ripped them up into little pieces.

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I made simple syrup by boiling water and little bit too much sugar than I’m comfortable letting my friends know.

IMG_3106.jpgSeriously how narcissistic is my kitchen?? It’s entirely surrounded by mirrors.^^

Next I added the mint and lime juice to the simple syrup once it was off the heat.


And of course the last ingredient… rum. I did a little research and looked at some other Mojito pops recipes before I made these, I wanted to make sure they were actually going to freeze… and most called for about 1/4 of rum.  So I put in 1/4 cup, then I put in another 1/4 cup… and then one more, just for taste.

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I poured the Mojito mix into the popsicle molds, which were garnished with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint. TBH all of my friends later complained about this, saying they didn’t know what to do with the lime…one friend said she ate the whole thing… But honestly it makes them look so much prettier, so make your friends suck it up. Or give them plates.

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SO PRETTY, RIGHT?!?!?!

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I was super thrilled that they thoroughly froze, and froze on time, they took about 4 hours. Next it was time to bring them to the housewarming and let the honeys enjoy!

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Not a bad view, with the CN tower in the background!

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This is the one who ate her entire lime ^^, thanks for the support Kels!

But seriously, the popsicles were a huge success! Even though they melted almost immediately, but that may have been due to the excessive amounts of alcohol in them or the photo shoot before eating them.

Here’s an accurate and less boozy recipe if you are interested in making them yourself!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and are staying refreshed!

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