Cocktail Recipes

Martinis & Murder Cocktail Recipe: Frozen Mojito

Pair this refreshing cocktail with episode #86, The Golden Child Slaying. 

Listeners learned this week that Matt the Bartender can’t work a blender.

Daryn Carp made fun of him. John Thrasher made fun of him. I came in to help because it was, after all, my blender.

But Matt has the last laugh in the recipe video — if only there were an orange peel around.

If you want to make the drink at home without, say, blending a photo of your enemy into the mix, use the recipe below. 

We picked Cruzan Estate Diamond White Rum, because it’s aged for five years to give it some character, and then charcoal filtered. You can feel warm inside while drinking the refreshing cocktail, too. Cruzan is in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, which was badly damaged during hurricanes Maria and Irma last year. The distillery is back up and running, and has established an Island Spirit Fund, donating $1 from every case of rum sold, as well as matching donations from other partners with the goal of raising $2 million by the end of the year, to help with hurricane rebuilding efforts from Maria and Irma — and any future storms.

To give the drink a little fizz, we’re blending in some White Claw hard seltzer, and to keep the whole bikini bod thing going, skipping the sugar and simple syrup — although you should add some if you want to go for a more traditional Mojito taste.

½ can of lime White Claw Seltzer
Juice of 4 limes
Handful of mint
4 shots of rum
3-4 cups of ice
Optional: sugar or simple syrup.


Blend ingredients together until it’s a slushy consistency. 


Drink it while listening to the case of Jennifer Pan, who needed a way out of her mom and dad's overprotectiveness, and picked the most brutal exit possible.

[Video: Emily Spada]

Hosts Daryn Carp and John Thrasher chat about creepy crimes and mysterious murders... while mixing up martinis! Each episode will focus on a new crime, the crazy details and the theories about how -- and why -- it all went down. 

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