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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  • http://poetinthepantry.com Carrie @ poet in the pantry

    Woohoo! Congratulations!

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

  • Laura Blickenstaff

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

  • http://Dotgalima.wordpress.com Rachel

    Fav frozen drink has got to be frozen lemonade!!

  • http://girlwthepinksnuggie.blogspot.com Allison Almond

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

  • jessica

    My favorite frozen drink is raspberry slushies.

  • Linda

    Favorite…a good White Russian

  • http://marlys-thisandthat.blogspot.com/ Marlys Folly

    MY favorite frozen drink has to be an iced Cappucino

  • http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/ Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

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

  • Laurel H

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

  • Joy Clement

    My family loves slushes!

  • Joy Clement

    Margarita

  • Jocelyn H

    This looks so cool!!!

    • Jocelyn H

      Oh and I love frozen sangria!

  • http://www.vintagekitchennotes.com Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes

    So cool Jen! Congratulations! And that mojito sounds amazing

  • http://familyspice.com Laura @ Family Spice

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

  • http://thelittlegsp.com/ Annie

    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. :-)

  • http://www.cookistry.com Donna

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

  • Karen Lynch

    Frozen lemonade is my current favorite.

  • Shelby

    Strawberry margaritas!

  • Anna M. Lavender

    Pina Colada :) Congrats on the book!!

  • http://ilonaskitchen.wordpress.com Ilona t

    Love strawberry daiquiris!

  • http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/ Tieghan

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

  • http://www.averiecooks.com Averie @ Averie Cooks

    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 :)

  • http://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com Hezzi-D

    Congrats! My favorite is a frozen margarita!

  • Emma

    cherry slushy!

  • Katie D.

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

  • Heather

    My favorite is a strawberry daiquiri!

  • http://inquiringchef.com Jess

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

  • Denise

    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!

  • http://pixiedustkitchen.com Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen

    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.

  • http://www.blahnikbaker.com/ Zainab @ Blahnik Baker

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

  • http://tutti-dolci.com Laura (Tutti Dolci)

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

  • http://www.thebeautifulbalance.com Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

    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.

  • James Kennedy

    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.

  • Elizabeth G.

    Frozen Pink Lemonade!

  • Mary

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

  • Doug

    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.

  • ashley – baker by nature

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

  • http://thelittleloaf.wordpress.com thelittleloaf

    Congratulations, the book sounds fab! Adore blood oranges.

  • http://ohyoucook.blogspot.com dena

    My favorite slushy drink is almond bubble tea.

  • Kel

    An orange julius! Congrats!!

  • http://veryculinary.com/ Amy @Very Culinary

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

  • Renata

    Pina Colada nonalcoholic though! :-)

  • Christopher

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

  • Denise Fedor

    A fresh fruit Margarita!

  • Windy Phillips

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

  • meg

    chocolate coconut slush!!!!

  • Angie T.

    Margarita….ole!!

  • Marcia

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

  • http://www.happyvalleychow.com Happy Valley Chow

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

  • Susan

    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 ~

  • http://Honeyandbirch.com Jenny B

    I like frozen margaritas!

  • http://www.stupidgoodrachel.com Rachel

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

  • Ash Johnson

    Frozen margaritas are my fave.

  • Judy

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

  • http://sourdoughnative.blogspot.com Kari/SourdoughNative

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

  • stephanie

    Orange creamsicle!

  • Cori W

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

  • http://spontaneoustomato.com Allison (Spontaneous Tomato)

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

  • Heather B

    That would have to be frozen strawberry lemonade.

  • http://whatjewwannaeat.com Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    Mazel tov!! I’d say a margarita!

  • Pat Kessler

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

  • Heather

    Coffee daquiri

  • http://ny-foodgasm.blogspot.com Sophia @ NYFoodgasm

    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!

  • http://ny-foodgasm.blogspot.com Sophia @ NYFoodgasm

    My favorite frozen drink is a pina colada!!

  • http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic

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

  • Rebecca

    I love a virgin pina colada!

  • http://sweetstackers.com Colleen

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

  • Sean C

    Fav frozen drink is frozen lemonade!

  • Alina

    It would definitely have to be a pina colada!

  • andrea

    gotta be a frappuccino!

  • http://www.knifeandcutlery.com Silke

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

    I love frozen coffee flavored drinks in the afternoon.

  • http://www.knifeandcutlery.com Nick @ Knife and Cutlery

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

  • http://lemonzestandlavender.com Genevieve Shifke

    Frozen mint lemonade!!

  • Christy Cummins

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

  • jules p

    I like a frozen dr. pepper

  • Stephanie Ann

    I love frozen Strawberry Daqaris

  • http://fictionfood.blogspot.com/ Diana

    I think hawaiian smoothies are great!

  • http://www.ilovemydisorganizedlife.com Rachel @ I Love My Disorganized Life

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

  • http://www.crazycakes.com kylakae

    Caipirinha!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

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

  • Margot C

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

    • Margot C

      I forgot to say congrats, I’m so impressed!

  • Barbara Bradford

    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.

  • http://www.shepaused4thought.com Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought

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

  • http://www.pineappleandcoconut.com Shanna@ pineapple and coconut

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

  • Georgiana

    Strawberry Daquiri!

  • http://www.ultra-epicure.com Emily

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

  • Melanie

    Peach Margaritas!

  • http://gazingin.com/ Sarah

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

  • cori

    Margarita!

  • http://acookingmizer.com Alice

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

  • http://niksnacks.blogspot.com Nikki @NikSnacks

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

  • Sarah R

    Strawberry lemonade slushy.

  • Robin C.

    A virgin margherita!

  • Jessica Z

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

  • Carrie

    A Strawberry Daquiri

  • Karen D

    Not the first one to say it, but margaritas

  • Rae C

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

  • Kandy Cullers

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

  • Racheal

    Frozen Mojito for sure! :)

  • Natasha

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

  • http://thislifeabundant.com Abby

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

  • Carmen

    Orange slushies!

  • Gail

    Margarita!

  • Barb

    strawberry slushi

  • Mer

    A margarita for me!

  • Tracy

    A chocolate banana smoothie or a drinkable watermelon granita.

  • Robyn

    Definitely the margarita! Or a frozen pimms cup.

  • lyndsey

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

  • Elizabeth

    Ruby Raspberry Shake from McMenamins!

  • John B.

    Love a good margarita!

  • Lien

    Pina Colada

  • Sandy N

    A strawberry margarita!

  • Lien

    Pina Colada Margarita

  • Kim

    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.

  • Lean

    Love any slush with pineappel or strawberry!

  • faleen fedol

    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

  • Juli V

    I love a good pina colada!

  • Amy C.

    A frozen coffee drink!

  • Jean Eckert

    A frozen strawberry margharita!!

  • http://yoursandmineareours.com Tammy Northrup {Yours and Mine ARE Ours}

    I love strawberry lemonade – frozen. Yum!

  • http://tramplingrose.com Rachel

    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! :)

  • Melissa

    Awesome!! congrats!

  • Sara Theissen

    I love strawberry daquiris

  • Nicole

    Strawberry Margarita!

  • Iisha B

    Pina Colada

  • http://www.52kitchenadventures.com Stephanie

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

  • Kellie H

    frozen lemonade

  • Kelley Motley

    Yum – Love my Zoku popsicle maker for the kids!

  • Linda Martin

    strawberry daiquiri.

  • Kristen M

    My favorite frozen drinks are iced/frozen coffee concoctions.

  • Suzette B

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

  • Elaine S.

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

  • lindsey

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

  • CATHY

    raspberry sirop with lemonade and a mint, hum!

  • Emily A

    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.

  • Deann

    Looks delicious. I love strawberry slushies.

  • Gianna

    Sour Cherry freeze.

  • http://www.pancakesandpaella.com Barbara McCrary

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

  • http://thepastryposts.com Christina @ The Pastry Posts

    Congrats on the book!!!! So exciting!

    Favorite frozen drink? Anything with strawberries!

  • jacquie

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

  • Blessie Nelson

    My favorite frozen drink is alphonso mango slushie!

  • Susan Christy

    Margaritas are my favorite frozen drink!

  • Pam Hook

    Frozen OJ and watermelon

  • http://wee-eats.com natalie @ wee eats

    i love frozen lemonade!

  • Sarah Leary

    I like tart, fruity frozen lemonade with berries.

  • sarah d

    Frozen margarita!!!!

  • Jamie

    I love frozen lemonades.

  • http://www.nutmegnanny.com Nutmeg Nanny

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

  • KaySue

    My favorite is a Strawberry Daiquiri.

  • Candice

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

  • Tali

    I love a good frozen mint lemonade! Congrats!

  • http://laurasmess.me laurasmess

    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

  • http://www.soufflebombay.com Colleen (Souffle Bombay)

    Congratulations Jennifer!!! So very well deserved!!

  • Kayla Williams

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