We love to entertain every now and again, and when we have guests over, we do like to have fun and make some different mixed drinks to serve our guests. August 16th was National Rum Day, and to celebrate we were sent some Diplomatico Anejo Rum.
Now there are plenty of traditional recipes out there, but in order to really celebrate National Rum Day, we decided that we would try something different. We had dinner with some friends and for dessert, we made some Mojito Floats, using the Diplomatico Anejo Rum that we were sent. These made for a perfect ending to a great meal, and they were something new, that none of us had tried before! I have included the recipe below, mind you, you will be making ice cream, so make sure you have a ice cream maker for this one and enjoy!! Also, the recipe calls for Blanco, we used the Anjeo since that is what we were sent and it turned out pretty good 😉
1 cup Milk
½ cup packed fresh mint leaves
zest and juice of 1 lime
2 large eggs
¾ cup Sugar
2 cups Heavy Cream
½ tspn Mint Extract
1 oz. Diplomático Anejo or Blanco (the recipe calls for Blanco, but we used the Anejo)
In a blender, combine the milk, mint,
and lime zest. Blend until the mint is
completely incorporated and the milk
has turned a pale green. In a large bowl, beat the eggs with an electric
mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until
thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the milk-mint mixture, heavy cream, mint
extract, and lime juice. Mix until well blended. Freeze in ice cream maker
according to manufacturer’s instructions. To make a Mojito Float, place a
couple heaping scoops of Fresh Mint and Lime Ice Cream in a glass. Pour
1 ounce Diplomático Blanco on top and finish off with a splash of seltzer.
This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.
I don't drink (well I can't drink due to illness) but my son has an occasional drink and is getting a new place so would like to have a well stocked bar. Go figure. I haven't heard of this before, but it sounds like just his ticket. It would make a great house warming gift for him!