While fun-loving, tropical refreshers like the Mai Tai or Daiquiri bounce and bop to the beach party beat, the tall Mojito—with its lengthy prep time and snaking mint vines—doesn’t exactly fit into the fast-paced party scene. While we do love kicking back and sipping our Mojitos like we’re in a slo-mo sequence, sometimes we prefer a more mambo-ready version of the cocktail. So we condensed the highball sipper into a slushy shot that’s easy to batch for a crowd. While your friends would certainly line up for Mojito shots in any form, serving them in hollowed-out lime halves will kick the shindig into high gear.
Frozen Mojito Lime Cups
4 oz white rum
1.5 oz lime juice
3 oz mint syrup
4 cups ice
- Scoop out lime halves using a spoon.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a blender, and blend until thick and slushy, pulsing toward the end to inject air into the mixture.
- Scoop the slush into lime cups, and garnish with lime zest and mint leaves.
.5 Cup water
.5 Cup sugar
.5 Cup mint leaves
- Add water and sugar to a small pot and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves and let steep for 10 minutes.
- Strain into a sealable jar.
- Keep refrigerated up to two weeks.