Raspberry and Watermelon Mojito
The Mojito is truly one of the classics in the cocktail cannon and as such, its history is predictably a little muddled.
The leading theory is that the drink dates back to 1586 when Sir Frances Drake was moored up outside of Havana, Cuba, ready to take the city and its riches, when a large portion of his seamen were struck with scurvy and dysentery.
A small foraging party rowed ashore and came back with local remedies for their ailments. The mix of guarediente de cana (a simple sugar cane spirit), mint leaves and lime juice formed a successful tonic and Drake left the city mostly untouched.
Fast forward to the mid 1800s and the formation of the Bacardi Rum Company - who took this traditional drink and swapped out the sugar cane spirit for their new Rum and a true classic was born.
Our Raspberry and Watermelon twist on the original is as self explanatory, as it is delicious… Need we say more?
- 40ml mint infused Rum
- 25ml fresh lime juice
- 15ml raspberry syrup
- 10ml watermelon syrup
- 25ml fresh watermelon juice
Fill a highball glass with ice
Add all ingredients (excl soda water) and stir
Top with soda water
Garnish with a wheel of lime