Make More Frozen Mojitos Than You Actually Need For Cocktails The Next Day

Summer is in full swing, which means it's time to cool off with a cold cocktail or three. For balmy days at the beach, on a boat, or even just chilling in your backyard, it's tough to beat a mojito — the combination of white rum (the only type of rum that belongs in a mojito), club soda, lime juice, simple syrup, and plenty of fresh mint makes it so delightfully refreshing when it's hot out.

There is, however, one way to improve on a classic mojito on a hot day, and that's a frozen mojito. If you haven't had one before, then consider this your sign to try one, stat. The only extras you need, besides the original ingredients, are ice and a blender (or you can repurpose your ice cream maker, if you happen to have one). That, and some extra freezer space, as the best way to take advantage of this boozy summer treat is to make more frozen mojito than you think you need, as you can easily pour the leftovers into ice cube trays to freeze for later use — tomorrow you will thank today you, when all you have to do to enjoy even more tasty frozen cocktails is to pop your frozen mojito ice cubes into the blender for a few seconds to get it to the perfect slushy consistency.

Tips and tricks for the perfect frozen mojitos

One of the benefits of a frozen mojito is that you don't have to muddle the mint leaves to release its essential oils and flavors, which for many people is the main hassle of making the classic Cuban cocktail. Luckily, a blender will yield similar results, and with much less effort. For even more minty flavor, try using curly mint instead of regular mint to elevate the look and taste of your mojito. Food & Wine recommends packing the mint leaves when measuring to make sure you have the right amount. You can also try using mint simple syrup instead of fresh mint leaves if you prefer not to have any mint leaves in your cocktail.

Most recipes use ice instead of soda water to make frozen mojitos, though a few recipes still include some for a bit of extra fizz. Other potential additions include frozen limeade for even more citrusy flavor or coconut cream for a smoother and more balanced taste. Whatever you choose, just remember to make an extra large batch to freeze some for later.