Frozen mojitos are minty, citrusy and refreshing. Make them ahead of time and they will get extra frosty in the freezer. Scoop them into glasses and enjoy. This is a fabulous cocktail for summer.
This Frozen Mojito recipe was inspired by a trip to Puerto Rico with my husband and two of my boys. It was incredibly relaxing, warm and breezy - perfect weather for sitting in a beach chair, reading and sipping a rum drink.
I walked up to the tiki bar to order a mojito and a women seated at the bar told me I had to try it frozen. So I did. And I discovered my new favorite Caribbean cocktail: a frozen mojito. It's perfect - frothy, mint-flecked, light and refreshing.
FROZEN MOJITO INGREDIENTS
A traditional mojito is made with five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. In this version, ice cubes replace the soda water to create a spectacular frozen cocktail that's sweet, citrusy, minty and refreshing.
Puerto Rico calls itself "The Rum Capital of the World." Rum production started in the mid 1600's as a byproduct of the island's booming sugar cane industry. Rum is still one of Puerto Rico's main exports despite the fact that the island's economy has shifted from agriculture to technology and pharmaceuticals. This shift is due to a tax exemption that was offered to manufacturers, in hopes of sparking economic growth.
There is so much to see and do in Puerto Rico, besides sipping rum drinks by the pool. We spent a day touring old San Juan. Another morning we hiked in the El Yunque rainforest to a beautiful waterfall. El Yunque is the only rainforest in the USA.
Our last excursion was night-kayaking to a bioluminescent bay. We paddled for 20 minutes in total darkness, through a channel flanked by Mangrove trees.
Our destination was Laguna Grande, one of only 5 bodies of water in the world containing microorganisms called dinoflaggelates. When you jiggle the water and disturb them, they glow. It was an interesting night but I was afraid to bring my camera along so you'll have to use your imagination.
We had many enjoyable dinners out. Our most memorable meal was at a tiny shack across from the beach in Luquillo, called Pasta Y Pueblo.
There were only 5 tables. It was charming and the service was excellent. All of us ordered fresh fish. I had salmon that was seasoned and cooked to perfection. It was served on a bed of ziti with creamy Alfredo sauce and there were lots of interesting drizzles and sprinkles of flavor around the plate.
Pasta and fish is not an obvious pairing, but it was great!
This trip got me excited about summer barbecues and serving my new favorite summer cocktail: frozen mojitos.
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- Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas with Sugar Lime Rims
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WHAT TO SERVE WITH A FROZEN MOJITO
Bright citrusy, limey frozen mojitos are the most perfect cocktail for summer. Here are a few of my favorite dishes to pair with frozen mojitos:
- Jamaican Curried Chicken Stew with Rum and Mango
- Mexican Spiced Grilled Chicken with Nectarine Salsa
- Grilled Aleppo Pepper Chicken Thighs (my all-time favorite grilled chicken recipe)
- Hearts of Palm Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Cucumbers, Avocados and Cherry Tomatoes
- Summer Corn Tomato Avocado Salad
Here's the Frozen Mojito recipe. If you try this, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print