© 2011 Viviane Perenyi Mojito Popsicle

I’ve recently read a quote that says: If it’s important, you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.

They are the very first words I wrote down in my new notebook, crafted by my sister Sandrine. I wish to fill this notebook with inspiring words, like the one I had when I was a teenage girl. This time it’ll be a mix of French and English ones though.

What I like in this particular quote is that it’s so true, don’t you think so ?

 © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Melted Popsicle

So, rather than telling you the exam preparation that kept me away from the blog, let’s share these fancy icy treats.

Mojito popsicles are like a cocktail frozen on a stick. The fresh mint and zesty lime flavours perfectly quench your thirst on a warm day. Like a celebration of summertime and the reminiscence of childhood moments. And this grown-up version can easily be made for everyone by skipping the rum.

 © 2011 Viviane Perenyi

Mojito Popsicle (makes 8)

500ml/ 2cups water (sparkling if you prefer)
1 lime
A bunch of mint
3 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp of rum (optional)

Cut 8 thin lime slices. Mix water, brown sugar and lime juice from the remaining lime, until the sugar has totally dissolved. Keep 8 spare mint leaves and steep the others in the sweet water for at least 10 minutes.
Place a lime slice and a mint leaf in each popsicle. Taste and adjust sugar to your liking before straining. Then mix in rum and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for a couple of hours.

 © 2011 Viviane Perenyi Mojito Popsicle

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