Did you know Havan, Cuba is where the the mojito cocktail originated from, with the main components of this refreshing cocktail being rum, or ‘aguardiente de caña’ which means burning water, with also the sweeter elements of lime, sugarcane juice and of course, mint!
We’ve taken on the classic and giving it our own refreshing twist with our alcohol-free mocktail which is bursting full of Summer flavours. The watermelon and basil is a fresh tasting alternative to the traditional lime and mint mojito, giving it a slightly sweeter flavour when a pinch of Maldon Salt is added to the sugar syrup mixture.
- In a blender, add the watermelon and blitz until smooth – then pass this through a sieve to remove any pips.
- In two tall highball glasses start with a handful of basil leaves in each, 1 tbsp of sugar syrup and a pinch of Maldon salt. Then muddle these together using a muddler (or similar) to break down the basil leaves and infuse the flavours.
- Add the lime juice, fill the glass with ice and finally top up with the strained watermelon juice. Mix together.
- To serve, garnish with a small triangle of watermelon, a slice of lime and some basil leaves.