It’s Friday and you know what that means: time for another cocktail recipe! And this week I’m not sharing just any cocktail recipe…That’s right, folks, I’ve ventured into the world of popsi-cocktails. These Pineapple Mojito Popsicles are going to be your new go-to for summer weekends. They’re tasty, just the right amount of boozy, and are made from only the freshest ingredients.
They’ll be the perfect treat for lying by the pool, sunbathing at the beach or hosting a BBQ in your backyard with friends. They come together quickly and easily with very few ingredients, which means less time slaving over the stove to make a delicious dessert and more time entertaining and consuming way too many Pineapple Mojito Popsicles.
But before I get into the details of these delicious popsi-cocktails, I want to take a minute to thank you all for your support and kind words in response to my last post. It felt like I was stepping off into the deep end, putting myself out there with my personal life, but you were all right there waiting to catch me and lift me up with your super adorable pool floats, and for that I thank you. I WILL be working on a more in-depth post about finding my balance in the near future, but for now, let’s enjoy these popsicles.
First things first, you’re going to need to get yourself some popsicle molds and sticks. The good news is, these things are available for SUPER cheap on Amazon, so just hop on over here to pick yourself up some. You can thank me later.
As I mentioned, these Pineapple Mojito Popsicles require very few ingredients, but the exact amount will depend on whether you get yourself Sonoma Syrup Co.’s super delicious Mint-Infused Simple Syrup or not. I’ve mentioned before how much I love their products (see Vanilla-Ginger Doughnuts with Pomegranate Glaze) and I’ve been getting a huge kick out of discovering how many different ways I can incorporate their syrups (and other products) into my cooking, baking and cocktail-making. If you don’t feel like shelling out for the special syrup (but really, you should), then I’ve included instructions on how to throw together a homemade mint-infused simple syrup as well. It’s so easy that you really have no excuse not to have a batch of Pineapple Mojito Popsicles in your freezer ASAP.
So, we have the popsicle molds (and sticks! Don’t forget the sticks or you’ll be very disappointed) and we have our mint-infused simple syrup (homemade or bought, either way), the only other ingredients we need are pineapple, fresh limes and white rum. (Because everyone needs a little rum for the bum!)
We throw the pineapple, simple syrup, lime juice, lime zest and rum in a blender and get it all nice and slushy. Then we simply pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, being sure not to fill them too full (or you will have quite the trouble getting them out of the mold without breaking once they are frozen, I speak from experience.) Pop these puppies in the freezer for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight, if you can work it into your schedule) and when you take out the molds you will have oodles of delicious Pineapple Mojito Popsicles for your consuming pleasure.
As you can see, not only is this recipe amazingly delicious, it’s also super easy to prepare. You’ll just need to plan a little bit in advance so that you’re not stuck waiting by the pool for your popsi-cocktails to freeze.
Once they ARE frozen, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing, tasty treat that tastes just like a cocktail without knocking you on your ass. The flavor of the rum comes through just enough for you to know that it’s a popsi-cocktail, but there’s not nearly as much as you’d get in a bona-fide Pineapple Mojito cocktail. Of course, in my world, this just means you can consume more and still remain standing long enough to go down the water slide multiple times or have a cannon ball contest with your significant other. But that’s just me.
Water activities or not, these Pineapple Mojito Popsicles are THE perfect solution to these long, lazy summer days ahead of us. Did we just start the popsi-cocktail craze? I think so.
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- 1 pineapple diced (the one I used was 1 pound, 6 ounces)
- ½ cup mint-infused simple syrup recipe below
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- 1/3 cup white rum
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend on medium speed until ingredients are combined and a bit frothy.
- Pour mixture evenly into popsicle molds, being sure to leave some extra space at the top for expansion and easy removal from the mold.
- Place molds in the freezer for at least 8 hours (or overnight.) Remove from freezer and carefully pull popsicles out of molds.
- To store, lay popsicles flat in a large resealable bag and place back in the freezer until ready to serve.
To make Homemade Mint-Infused Simple Syrup: Combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 10 fresh mint leaves in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove mint leaves before using.
I want all the minty refreshy-ness!