There’s something to be said about entering a restaurant, on your own when there isn’t another soul dining there. This was a lesson I learned in Brooklyn when I had a hankering for nachos and a google search led me to Taco Chulo, a place with an owner and bartender so easy to talk to that I easily spent an hour enjoying one of the best plates of nachos in my life and a wonderful cocktail in the early afternoon.
This experience really taught me that sometimes we can be put off somewhere because of a lack of people and I’m like most in that I won’t step foot somewhere if there isn’t another soul. On that day though, I was starving and my want for nachos outweighed the idea of going into a restaurant without other patrons and it paid off.
Sometimes sticking to ones intentions is the best option, regardless of what others think and that can be a great thing. Likewise, these orange juice, speckled popsicles have two shots of rum, which if you so choose could be double because rum freezes well. They’re zesty and perfect for the hot summer days that have been engulfing us and can be made in time to share with friends after a barbecue or to enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Passion Rum Popsicles
1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
2 shots rum
Combine the orange juice, passionfruit and rum in a bowl.
Pour into your popsicle molds and freeze for an hour, push your popsicle sticks in and freeze for a minimum 3 hours.
Remove from the freezer, let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.