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Friday Cocktail: Watermelon Mojito

For this refreshing twist on the classic mojito, use the best ingredients you can find, such as Sonoma Syrup Co. lime simple syrup and a premium ginger ale, like Fever Tree.

Ingredients

1/2 pound watermelon cubed and seeded (or approximately 2 thick slices, cubed, with rinds removed

1/4 cup lime simple syrup

4 ounces white rum

10 fresh mint leaves, plus two additional sprigs for garnish

4 ounces premium ginger ale

Directions

1. Using a mortar and pestle, muddle mint leaves and set aside.

2. In a blender, combine watermelon, lime simple syrup and white rum. Add mint leaves, and stir to combine.

3. Pour between two ice-filled cocktail glasses and top with ginger ale. Garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Makes 2 drinks

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