Icebreake Mojitos

Yield: 2 cocktails

Difficulty: Easy, Moderate, Complex

Ingredients

  • A spoonful pineapple, ½ inch cubes (1.25 cm)
  • A spoonful seedless watermelon, half inch cubes (1.25 cm)
  • A few sprigs of fresh mint
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • A dash of sugar cane syrup
  • 3 ounces  white rum (90 ml)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice (120 ml)
  • A dash of soda water
  • ice cubes
  • Garnish: lime wedges; mint sprigs

Method

  1. Cut watermelon flesh into small cubes and discard rind.
  2. Peel pineapple, cut longways, remove core and cut pineapple into small cubes.
  3. In a mortar, with your pestle, crush some fresh mint.
  4. Add some of the pineapple, the melon and crush bit by bit. Cut lime, toss in and mash up a bit. 
  5. Then, in a cocktail shaker, add ½ cup ice cubes,  place the pineapple/melon lime mixture, and add  2 shots of rum, a good dash of pineapple juice, a dash of sugar cane syrup.
  6. Shake well. Serve in a hefty glass garnished with lime wedge and mint sprig