10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste
1 cup ice cubes
1 1/2 fluid ounces white rum
1/2 cup club soda
Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a sturdy glass. Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar, and muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture. Fill the glass almost to the top with ice. Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with carbonated water. Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.
*For the pops, simply fill your favorite popsicle mold with the mojito and freeze for 12 hours - very important!
Lots of friends asked if the rum does freeze, and in fact it does. I'm guessing there's just enough lime juice and club soda to help it freeze. The texture is definitely more icy than truly frozen creamy type of popsicle, but that's fine by me. I rolled the top of the pop in some granulated sugar and it took a bit of the edge of the rum off, which tends to float to the top.
Of course these pops are great, but the only thing better is enjoying them with friends. Enjoy!