Make mine a Mojito...

January is coming to an end and that can only mean one thing, those dried up drinkers can get supping again!! Welcome yourself back into your happy place with my Mojito granita…. It could not be easier, there's no mess and you don't need to find an endless source of crushed ice! So here it is...

  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of fresh lime juice
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • 1 cup of Barcadi rum

Place the sugar in a pan and add the water.  Warm on the hob until the sugar has dissolved.

Take the mint and pick 2/3rds of the leaves.  Place the mint leaves in your hands and 'clap' three times to bruise the mint leaves but do not crush them (otherwise they will turn bitter).  Place the mint leaves and lime juice into the warm sugar syrup to infuse, cover with a lid and leave to cool.

Once cooled, chop the remaining mint leaves and add these to the cooled syrup with the Bacardi.  Taste the syrup and adjust the lime/Bacardi ratio until you are happy.

Decant the syrup into a shallow dish and place in the freezer.  After 2 or 3 hours, scrape through the frozen mixture to break up the ice crystals. Repeat this again 3 hours later.

Serve in glasses for a ready made, easy Mojito! You will not be disappointed and your guests will be utterly wowed!