Makes six icy poles
10 minutes preparation time
4 hours freezing time
40ml Bacardi or other white rum
160ml soda water
80ml sugar syrup (equal quantities sugar and water, heated until dissolved, then cooled)
60ml fresh lime juice
Lime, thinly sliced
Arrange the slices of lime and mint in the icy pole mould, taking care to avoid crushing the mint leaves. Combine the remaining ingredients in a jug and pour carefully into the mould until 95 per cent full (the liquid will expand slightly as it freezes).
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Insert sticks. If using wooden sticks, stretch a single piece of cling wrap over the top of the mould. Poke the sticks through the cling wrap to keep them in place.