Blood Orange Mojito Sparking Slush - Savory Simple

I have an exciting announcement to make and for those of you who follow my social media accounts this won’t come as a surprise. I wrote a cookbook! Late last year I was contacted by Zoku after creating a banana cream popsicle recipe based around their Quick Pop Maker. They informed me that they would be releasing a new product in the spring called the Slush & Shake Maker and were interested in having me develop a cookbook for them! 

Blood Orange Mojito Sparkling Slush - Savory Simple

I was beyond flattered and very excited to work with them on my first cookbook. But it was so difficult keeping the secret from my friends and extended family. The only people who knew the details were my husband and parents. All anyone else knew was that I was working on a “super secret project of incredible importance.” This book was written on an extremely tight deadline which is why I had many friends guest posting for me in January. Over the course of 6 weeks I repeatedly tested approximately 60 recipes. It was intense as I’m sure you can imagine. The Art of Slush was released in late spring and for now is being exclusively sold through Zoku’s website and Williams-Sonoma. I don’t think it truly hit me until I walked into Williams-Sonoma and saw my book on display in person. It was completely surreal.

 'The Art of Slush' by Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple

'The Art of Slush' by Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple

'The Art of Slush' by Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple

The entire experience has been a whirlwind. I’m currently working on a proposal for my second cookbook. Life is good. And I’m so happy to finally be sharing the news with you! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from the book, a blood orange mojito sparkling slush. Below the recipe you’ll find a special Zoku giveaway!

Blood Orange Mojito Sparkling Slush
 
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Blood oranges are a seasonal treat that can be used to add beautiful color to a dessert. They can be slightly smaller than regular oranges and the flavor profile has notes of raspberry in addition to citrus. If you are unable to find blood oranges, regular varieties of oranges can be substituted for this recipe.
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 25 mint leaves, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup blood orange juice (approximately 6 blood oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (approximately 1-2 limes)
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • optional: 2 fluid ounces rum, divided
Instructions
  1. To make a mint simple syrup, heat up the sugar, water and 15 mint leaves in a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for 3 minutes and remove from the heat. Without removing the mint, chill the simple syrup for at least an hour in the refrigerator. Strain and discard the mint.
  2. Stir the simple syrup together with the blood orange juice, lime juice, sparkling water and remaining mint leaves. Pour into the Slush & Shake Maker. Stir until slushy and then add rum. The mixture will thin out. Continue to stir until thick.
Notes
Special equipment: Zoku's Slush & Shake Maker

To celebrate the release of my cookbook, Zoku has offered to give away their Slush & Shake Maker along with a copy of The Art of Slush to TWO winners! The contest will run through August 27th at 8:00pm EST. The products can only be shipped within the US. Good luck to those who enter and thank you so much for supporting me on this wild ride.

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Comments

  1. Woohoo! Congratulations!

    Fave frozen drink? Has to be a margarita. Probably strawberry. :)

  2. Laura Blickenstaff says:

    Vodka slush is so easy and yummy but the strawberry daiquiri is my favorite. ;)

  3. Fav frozen drink has got to be frozen lemonade!!

  4. Love love love frozen mango – anything, mojito, Margarita, smoothie whatever.

  5. My favorite frozen drink is raspberry slushies.

  6. Favorite…a good White Russian

  7. MY favorite frozen drink has to be an iced Cappucino

  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you, Jen! I know it’s absolutely gorgeous!!
    Our favorite right now would be pink lemonade!

  9. My Mom used to make a whiskey sour slush that to this day says “party” to me!

  10. Joy Clement says:

    My family loves slushes!

  11. Joy Clement says:

    Margarita

  12. Jocelyn H says:

    This looks so cool!!!

  13. So cool Jen! Congratulations! And that mojito sounds amazing

  14. Yay! Congratulations Jennifer! Sounds like a very tasty cookbook!

  15. My favorite frozen drink is frozen whole fruit margaritas. Congratulations on your book!! I’ll check it out next time I’m at Williams-Sonoma. :-)

  16. Well, if we’re talking alcohol, it would be a frozen margarita. But I wouldn’t turn down a cherry slushie, either.

  17. Karen Lynch says:

    Frozen lemonade is my current favorite.

  18. Strawberry margaritas!

  19. Anna M. Lavender says:

    Pina Colada :) Congrats on the book!!

  20. Love strawberry daiquiris!

  21. Congrats Jen!! That is so exciting and I need to head to amazon and find this book right away!! You amaze me!

  22. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I did not know it had exclusive W-S distribution. How totally amazing. Jennifer-soooooo excited and thrilled for you!

    Congrats on working on your 2nd proposal. Nothing like getting right back on the horse! :) No grass growing under your feet.

    How awesome!

    My fave frozen drink is any kind with liquor in it that I don’t have to make, buy, or do the dishes for :)

  23. Congrats! My favorite is a frozen margarita!

  24. cherry slushy!

  25. Wow! Can’t wait to read it!!! The blood orange mojito sounds amazing :)

  26. My favorite is a strawberry daiquiri!

  27. Jen – amazing!!! Congratulations! What a fun topic – I can’t wait to check out the book in person!

  28. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment! My favorite frozen drink was a mango margarita – - but now I think it’s your Blood Orange Mojito! It sounds delish! I can’t wait to try all of the recipes in your cookbook!

  29. I just bought the slush maker today and love it! I had a minor freak-out when I saw your name on the cookbook. The sales person gave it to me to look at and I saw your name, and said “hey, I follow her! Cool!”
    My favorite frozen drink is a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappucino.

  30. Yay! Congrats!! My favorite frozen drink is a pina colada!

  31. Congrats Jen, so happy for you that you can finally share! :) Your slush is gorgeous; love that brilliant color! I love a frozen mojito.

  32. My favorite frozen drink is my recipe for my favorite green smoothie! I prefer it nice and icy, enough where I can eat it with a spoon.

  33. James Kennedy says:

    My favorite frozen drink would have to be a Whiskey Sour Slush. There’s something about eating whiskey with a spoon that is special and delicious. If I am picked I’d use it for that and a frozen Jack and Coke might be another one to try.

  34. Elizabeth G. says:

    Frozen Pink Lemonade!

  35. My favorite drink is a peach milkshake. This slushie looks divine.

  36. Supaslush approves. My favorite frozen drink is to just get a really great watermelon and blend the hell out of it with a touch of lime juice, then stick it in the freezer for later.

  37. ashley - baker by nature says:

    This is incredible!!! A HUGE congrats, my friend!!!

  38. Congratulations, the book sounds fab! Adore blood oranges.

  39. My favorite slushy drink is almond bubble tea.

  40. An orange julius! Congrats!!

  41. Such an opportunity. It’s beyond awesome, congrats Jen!

  42. Pina Colada nonalcoholic though! :-)

  43. Christopher says:

    Congratulations on your book, I look forward to checking it out! My favorite frozen drink is a nice honeydew smoothie!

  44. Denise Fedor says:

    A fresh fruit Margarita!

  45. Windy Phillips says:

    Congratulations on your book! I won a copy during Frozen Treat Week and cannot wait for it to show up! :)

  46. chocolate coconut slush!!!!

  47. Margarita….ole!!

  48. Pina Colada! They just remind me of vacations and fun times!

  49. That slushy looks sooo good! Definitely checking out the Zoku stuff, very cool :)

  50. Congrats on the new cookbook Jen!
    I L-O-V-E all things raspberry! Although the blood orange sounds yummy.
    Now I am off to check out Zoku :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win ~

  51. I like frozen margaritas!

  52. I love anything slushie- I am so all about super cold drinks! Bring on the frozen margs, ya’ll.

  53. Ash Johnson says:

    Frozen margaritas are my fave.

  54. My favorite frozen drink is a good virgin Pina Colada. Thanks for the chance!

  55. I think it may have just become a Blood Orange Mojito!

  56. stephanie says:

    Orange creamsicle!

  57. My favorite frozen drink would have to be a Pina Colada with a swirl of strawberry.

  58. I love any citrusy frozen drinks… like margaritas, or just lemonade. Your blood orange mojito sounds amazing, too!

  59. Heather B says:

    That would have to be frozen strawberry lemonade.

  60. Mazel tov!! I’d say a margarita!

  61. Pat Kessler says:

    Fav frozen drink – pina colada…or strawberry daquiri…or…Hawaiian lava flow

  62. Coffee daquiri

  63. OMG!! CONGRATS! That is sooooo awesome and Oh my if these are as delicious as these photos are beautiful, I am really in for it! Congrats again on your much deserved success!

  64. My favorite frozen drink is a pina colada!!

  65. Congratulations!! That is so awesome. One of my favorite frozen drinks is a pina colada!

  66. I love a virgin pina colada!

  67. Congrats – how exciting for you! My favorite frozen drink is a lime margarita!

  68. Fav frozen drink is frozen lemonade!

  69. It would definitely have to be a pina colada!

  70. gotta be a frappuccino!

  71. Congratulations! How exciting for you, I wish you the best of luck.

    I love frozen coffee flavored drinks in the afternoon.

  72. Your blood orange slushi looks amazing! Congratulations on your success.

  73. Frozen mint lemonade!!

  74. Christy Cummins says:

    Yes, I like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain. Wait a minute…I just like Pina Coladas.

  75. I like a frozen dr. pepper

  76. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love frozen Strawberry Daqaris

  77. I think hawaiian smoothies are great!

  78. I think my favorite frozen drink would have to be a chocolate milkshake!

  79. Caipirinha!

  80. Congratulations, Jennifer! This slush looks incredible. Pleeeease pass one this way! I’m melting in the Texas heat!

  81. I make this thing out of mangoes and blueberries that is my fave (I’d love to put it in this maker)

  82. Barbara Bradford says:

    I am excited for you and your book. very nicely done. I am a big fan of the slush and love the flavor of fresh strawberry, a touch of fresh basil and of course a shot of vanilla vodka that I accidentally made while I was trying to make vanilla extract.

  83. That is fabulous! I love blood oranges and can’t wait to try this.

  84. You know how thrilled I am for you!!! My fave frozen drink? Pina Colada. Obviously. ha ha

  85. Georgiana says:

    Strawberry Daquiri!

  86. I really like a frozen sangria. Question, why is the rum in the recipe divided?

  87. Peach Margaritas!

  88. Anything with coffee in it ;-) And PS: Congrats!

  89. Margarita!

  90. my fave frozen drink is a frozen yogurt smoothie with raspberry and strawberry!

  91. My “slush” would turn into “lush” very quickly. Add alcohol, will drink! Congratulations on this book and your second book, too!

  92. Strawberry lemonade slushy.

  93. A virgin margherita!

  94. Jessica Z says:

    My favorite frozen drink is a chocolate protein shake with a banana, Greek yogurt, and homemade all-natural peanut butter

  95. A Strawberry Daquiri

  96. Not the first one to say it, but margaritas

  97. strawberry margaritas! (or for protein, almond milk, chocolate whey, and homemade peanut butter)

  98. Kandy Cullers says:

    Congrats!!! Love cookbooks of any kind…. and this one looks amazing!!

  99. Frozen Mojito for sure! :)

  100. Oh yum! I think my favorite is probably pina coladas!

  101. Frappuchinos all the way. On the bold side with lots of espresso.

  102. Orange slushies!

  103. Margarita!

  104. strawberry slushi

  105. A margarita for me!

  106. A chocolate banana smoothie or a drinkable watermelon granita.

  107. Definitely the margarita! Or a frozen pimms cup.

  108. I love frozen drinks.. my favorite is anything with strawberries…

  109. Elizabeth says:

    Ruby Raspberry Shake from McMenamins!

  110. Love a good margarita!

  111. Pina Colada

  112. A strawberry margarita!

  113. Pina Colada Margarita

  114. I just saw Zoku Slush maker at the MN State Fair yesterday. They look really fun to use. I have the Zoku popcicle maker already and I love it.

  115. Love any slush with pineappel or strawberry!

  116. faleen fedol says:

    My son makes me a frozen french vanilla latte and i love it. I dont have a clue how he does it, but it is magic to drink

  117. I love a good pina colada!

  118. A frozen coffee drink!

  119. Jean Eckert says:

    A frozen strawberry margharita!!

  120. I love strawberry lemonade – frozen. Yum!

  121. A frozen Mudslide is my favorite. Funny aside, I won a gift card to Williams-Sonoma recently and both the slush maker & your cookbook were items I debated on ordering! :)

  122. Awesome!! congrats!

  123. Sara Theissen says:

    I love strawberry daquiris

  124. Strawberry Margarita!

  125. Pina Colada

  126. Pretty much any frozen drink, but if I have to choose one, I’d say margarita!

  127. frozen lemonade

  128. Kelley Motley says:

    Yum – Love my Zoku popsicle maker for the kids!

  129. Linda Martin says:

    strawberry daiquiri.

  130. Kristen M says:

    My favorite frozen drinks are iced/frozen coffee concoctions.

  131. Suzette B says:

    I love any frozen drink with strawberries! Congrats on the book!

  132. Elaine S. says:

    My favorite ice blended would be from coffee bean but I wouldn’t mind trying a virgin mojito slush :)

  133. pina colada! makes me think of my honeymoon and the beach!

  134. raspberry sirop with lemonade and a mint, hum!

  135. I’ve seen the book in Williams-Sonoma and didn’t even make the connection to the blog! Very cool :)

    My favorite frozen drink is definitely a wine slushie made from a “black” moscato. SO GOOD.

  136. Looks delicious. I love strawberry slushies.

  137. Sour Cherry freeze.

  138. Frap coffee drinks! or any frozen slushy coffee. Or pina coladas.

  139. Congrats on the book!!!! So exciting!

    Favorite frozen drink? Anything with strawberries!

  140. as much as it pains me to say it a mocha frappe light from starbucks

  141. Blessie Nelson says:

    My favorite frozen drink is alphonso mango slushie!

  142. Susan Christy says:

    Margaritas are my favorite frozen drink!

  143. Frozen OJ and watermelon

  144. i love frozen lemonade!

  145. Sarah Leary says:

    I like tart, fruity frozen lemonade with berries.

  146. Frozen margarita!!!!

  147. I love frozen lemonades.

  148. My mouth is watering just looking at this photo! Oh goodness, so juicy and sweet

  149. My favorite is a Strawberry Daiquiri.

  150. My favorite frozen drink is a PB & Kale smoothie (pineapple, blueberry, kale, and orange juice).

  151. I love a good frozen mint lemonade! Congrats!

  152. Well done you! Wow, what a privilege (and a tribute to your amazing skill as an ice confection maker!). I hope to be able to get my hands on the book myself… as we don’t have Williams Sonoma here I’ll have a hunt online. Yay! So happy for you lovely! x

  153. Congratulations Jennifer!!! So very well deserved!!

  154. Kayla Williams says:

    Wow! I NEED this book! I absolutely love slushies and would love to learn to make some delicious, high quality ones. Thank you!

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