Blood Orange Mojito Sparkling Slush

This blood orange mojito sparkling slush is frozen, sweet and tangy. It’s also got rum…what more could you want in a summertime beverage?

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.

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Blood Orange Mojito Sparkling Slush

It's frozen, sweet yet tangy, and it's got rum...what more could you want in a summertime beverage?
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 233
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 25 mint leaves, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup blood orange juice (approximately 6 blood oranges)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (approximately 1-2 limes)
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • optional: 2 fluid ounces rum, divided

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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

Nutrition

Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 13.1% | Vitamin C: 47.9% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 4.2%

Recipe Troubleshooting

For help troubleshooting a recipe, please email recipehelp@savorysimple.net. I’ll try to respond to urgent questions as quickly as possible! This email address is only for recipe troubleshooting; Solicitations will be ignored.

About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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