This Mojito Jelly is made with lime Jelly, Mojito Mix, Lemons and Mint Leaves. Nothing to it and a great way to serve Mojito in the Summer as dessert! Especially after a heavy bbq!
Summer is finally here!
I´ve been privileged to spend some time at a hotel with my family last weekend (well.. as I´m writing this post I´m spending some time with my family at yet another hotel, Gloria Palace Amadores. What a great start to the Spanish Summer it has been..*smile*).
While I was at the first hotel (last weekend) eating dinner one night, enjoying my surroundings and feeling in the mood for all things island style, I suddenly thought how amazing it would be to make Mojito jelly (jello)! So that´s how the idea was born of Mojito Jelly – a light Summer dessert made with one of my favorite coctails! MOJITO!
When life throws you lemons..
Use them! I didn´t have limes, which is what you normally would use in a a Mojito, and all the supermarkets close to me didnt have either.. I live in a village in the mountains on an island.. everything is hard to come by here.. (but that´s a topic for another day..).
The next best thing was to use lemons. Truth be told, I actually like the contrast of colour the lemons give to this mojito dessert. Perhaps the green of the limes wouldn´t have photographed as well..
These are sure to spruse-up your next Summer BBQ (or braai.. lesson for today – new word: braai – pronounced br-i, it is the South African name for bbq).
I love the idea of these Mojito Jellies, not only can they be served as desserts, but also as drinks instead of regular coctails. Whatever you use them for I know you´ll love them. If you love mojitos, you´ll love these!
Until next time guys! I hope you´re having a great Summer as I am! For all my readers in the Southern Hemisphere.. bookmark this recipe until next Summer, something to help you through the very cold days!