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Mojitos are a bartender’s nightmare (oh, the muddling). But these frozen versions achieve the sweet, mint flavor of the rum cocktail without the elbow grease, thanks to a whirl in the blender.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 dozen

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tablespoon finely grated lime zest, plus 1-1/2 cups fresh lime juice (from 9 limes)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/43 cup light rum
  • Garnish: mint sprigs

Preparation:

Puree lime zest and juice, water, sugar, and mint in a blender. Strain mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Stir in rum. Divide among twelve 3-ounce paper cups. Freeze on a rimmed baking sheet for at least 5 hours. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Make ahead: Ices can be frozen, covered with plastic wrap, for up to 2 weeks.

Copyright (c) 2011, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. Reprinted with permission.

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