Mojito's, they would have to be one of my all time favourite cocktails. Not only because they taste amazing, but because each time I sip on a Mojito they evoke memories of our holidays in Fiji, with long lazy days spent by the pool sipping on this tropical delight. My fiance and I have been to Fiji twice, even getting engaged there on our most recent trip, so Mojitos and Fiji will always hold a special significance to me.
So I couldn't wait to see whether these Mojito Cheesecake Parfaits would actually taste like a Mojito, and indeed they do. Delicious layers of biscuit base, cream cheese filling infused with lime, mint and rum, topped with finger lime caviar. Tropical, decadent and insanely delicious. They are also deliciously simple to make too, requiring only a few steps, before the finally assembly of ingredients, and time to set in the fridge.
These little delights are my submission to the latest Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, with this months theme being layers. This months hostess is the lovely KC from Capers of the Kitchen Crusader.
So tell me, what is your favourite cocktail?
Mojito Cheesecake Parfaits with Finger Lime Caviar
- 20 g unsalted butter melted
- 150 g of biscuits crushed
- 150 g of white chocolate
- 150 g of raw caster sugar
- 60 ml of water
- zest and juice of 3 limes plus 1 extra lime, sliced, to garnish
- 100 ml of white rum
- 1 cup of mint leaves plus extra to garnish
- 400 g of cream cheese
- 250 g of mascarpone cheese
- 1 finger lime split
- Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves and bring to the boil before reducing the heat to low and simmering for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the mint leaves, lime juice and zest, and rum and cover and set aside to infuse for 20 minutes. Strain and set aside.
- Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until melted.
- Place the cream cheese and mascarpone in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the strained syrup and melted chocolate and process to combine.
- Combine the crushed biscuits and melted butter and stir to combine. Divide half the mixture between 6 glasses and press into the base. Top with half the cheesecake mixture. Top this with the remaining biscuit mixture and then layer with the remaining cheesecake mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set.
- When ready to serve top with a dollop of cream, mint leaves and finger lime caviar.
Courtney panas says
Thank you for this recipe, have them setting in the fridge right meow. Taking them to a friends tonight for dinner, added young livings lime essential oil instead of the zest and juice! Flavour is fantastic! Glad google landed me on your page today!
My other half is a big cheesecake fan (and we both like mojitos!). These look perfect and are a beautiful way to gently encourage a bit of portion control :o) Will try this recipe the next time I can grab some finger limes!
Wowza, two of my favorite things in one yummy dish! Can't wait to try!
hi just wondering can you make these day before?? also anything else I can use instead of white rum??
they look amazing making them for xmas day!
Yes, you could make the components the day before, but I would leave assembling them in serving glasses until the last minute so that the crumble doesn't go soggy. 🙂
Have a wonderful Christmas and let me know if you have any other questions.
Mmm..these look divine. My husband and I love mojitos and they have a special place in our hearts as well as they remind us of Cuba where we had our honeymoon. Can't wait to try them!
I adore desserts in a glass so I was instantly drawn to these photos! Your presentation is so crisp and bright, I am absolutely loving this dessert. I'd imagine it would go down an absolute treat at a dinner (err, cocktail) party!
Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Yummy! I love how you've incorporated mojito into a cheesecake. So drool-worthy!!!
Thanks Kiran 😀
What a really delicious and elegant looking dessert Jennifer! Mojitos are a winner with me and yes it is a cocktail that brings holidays to mind! 🙂
I have yet to visit Fiji, but at least these parfaits can be in my more immediate future.
Monica (@gastromony) says
Stunning photos and what a refreshing sounding dessert 🙂 I can't say no to mojitos or cheesecakes so a winner here!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
Jennifer, your photos are breathtakingly luscious! 😀 And I love finger limes, they are like fruity caviar! 😀
Waouh ! that's beautiful and I bet this taste even better ! Really I'm impressed
Katie @ Epicurean Mom says
How extremely decadent!! I need this! And your pictures are so beautiful Jennifer! beautifully perfect!
Thanks Katie 😀
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Mojito is actually one of my all time favourite cocktails, and this is such an AMAZING dessert Jennifer! Wow!!!
PS. I hope to spend my holidays in Fiji some day, that would be heavenly... *sigh* A long way to fly from Austria 🙂
Fiji is really so beautiful, definitely worth a trip 😀 I hope you manage to get their one day. I'd love to go to Austria one day. It looks so beautiful!
Oh man... There's so many amazing creations in this month's SABH, yours included! There's not a lot of cocktails that I like (being a Beer kinda guy) but I do love Mojito. And I didn't know you could make it into a dessert LOL! I think my Mum would be most excited about this, of all people. That woman loves her cocktails lol. Thanks for sharing this with us, this rocks! =)
JJ @ 84thand3rd says
Great flavour combination and that finger lime caviar (which I have never heard of before!) adds a beautiful touch! Now I just need to find some to taste...
Martyna @ WholesomeCook says
Mojitos are our favourite drinks so these little beauties sound very appealing indeed!
BEST idea for a recipe ever! It had my two favourite things cheesecake and my favourite cocktail, too awesome for words. Now when can you deliver this to me :)?
Hehe sure, send me your address 😀
Jean | Lemons and Anchovies says
I don't know if my comment went through but just in case not...
Love these beautiful, elegant parfaits! 🙂
Wow they look so polished and professional!
I don't drink alcohol anymore (although I do eat it in desserts) but when I did my favourite cocktail was a Toblerone - Bailey's and chocolate is just too good!
Thank you 😀 I was really pleased with how they turned out. I think the finger lime caviar really added an extra something to the way they looked, and it tasted amazing too.
Baker Street says
I'm a sucker for cheesecake and mojitos! Both of them combined is just undeniably delicious.
Thanks 😀 They were pretty delicious. Even my Dad who doesn't like cocktails loved them 🙂
K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo says
These look very delicious!! I may have to try and adapt this 🙂
I LOVE mojitos (and it's been way too long I had one, now I think of it!) and this is such an elegant looking dessert. I need to try this soon!
Thanks Denise 😀 If you do try these I'd love to hear what you think.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love the lime & mint flavors of mojitos - these sound divine!
These little mojito cheesecakes are so cute in the little glasses ~ I wish I had a cocktail to remind me of a holiday too hehe I don't drink enough 😛 gotta drink more on holidays! Thanks for sharing gotta try this recipe soon ~ I have an excuse to buy some more alcohol hahaha
erin @ yummy supper says
I do love a Mojito too. Or a fresh juice margarita. Really anything with citrus.
And what are finger limes? They look amazing!
I agree, I love citrus based cocktails too. As for your question about finger limes, you can find more information here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citrus_australasica and here http://www.australianfingerlime.com.au/ They really are wonderful and bursting with flavour. I used the Pink Ice variety.
Love it 🙂 Im a sucker for anything sweet when it comes to cocktails. I do love a French Martini 😀
I love French Martini's too. 😀
Priscilla @ShesCookin says
I've never been to Fiji, but I do love mojitos 🙂 Decadently delicious parfait and the finger lime caviar adds beautiful texture and color!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
These look amazing! Love the great memories they bring back, and that you could turn a cocktail into dessert!
Katherine Martinelli says
This is just gorgeous!! I have totally had mojitos on the brain lately so this is perfect.
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Oh my goodness. I love mojitos and I love cheesecake. Looks like a match made in heaven!
Sara (Belly Rumbles) says
Oh my goodness they look so delightful and simply gorgeous. I have a stash of finger limes in my freeze at them moment too 😉
They are such wonderful fruit aren't they. When I spotted some the other day I couldn't help but stock up. 😀 I'm not sure what I will make with the rest yet.
Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy says
Ohhhhh dear that looks so delicious Jennifer and it looks beautiful. Lime and mint yummmm!
Miss Kimbers @ Fruit Salad and Mixed Veg says
Beautifully presented. Just like a little garden in a glass:)
Mojito is one of my favourite cocktails too! Also love bellinis made with fresh white peach or blood orange, and anything with ginger beer! These look absolutely gorgeous and great whether you're serving two people or a crowd - nice and easy to scale up or down.
Exactly, and I think they a nice impressive dessert for a dinner party too. 😀
Anna @ the shady pine says
These look so delicious...mojitos are my absolute favourite cocktail so I could never resist a dessert like this.
Yes this is a fresh and lovely. Limes, mascarpone and crunchiness. Very nice
Wow - another triumph, Jennifer.
Gorgeous photo's and a delicious recipe - you just keep doing it!
Aww thanks Amanda 🙂 You are just so sweet.
What a delightful dessert! Those parfaits must taste divine. Great flavors. So fresh.
Thanks Rosa 😀
Michelle Elliott (@mschefkitchen) says
WoW! I LOVE finger limes and mojitos and my hubbie loves cheesecake. I'm going to try this one for sure!
Sounds like a match made in heaven 😀 I hope you both enjoy them.
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
WOW such a lovely dessert. I've never made parfaits (I rarely make desserts actually) but your posts keep motivating me to try because of your delicious photography and recipes! Mojito & cheesecake - what an unique combination!
Thank you for your lovely comments Nami 😀
I have been interested in finger limes for a while. This cheesecake parfait looks so pretty with the finger lime caviar on top. I think I might have to look into growing some finger limes!
Good luck growing your own Finger Limes. I'd love to grow my own too but sadly don't have enough room in my garden.
There is no chocolate in the ingridients, yet it is the first things you refer to in the instructions.. am I missing something?
Thanks for picking that up, I missed that in the ingredients list. I've added it now 😀
Lizzy (Good Things) says
Stunning Jennifer. Well done! One for me to print and try.
Thanks Lizzy 😀
That is such a great ... dessert? drink? ... well, all of the above sounds delicious! I love-love-love Mijito!
Magic of Spice says
These are a shear delight! Such a lovely flavor to base these parfaits on...decedent and luxurious!