Last week we showed you our bar cart and today we have prepared two delicious Summer cocktails for you: a watermelon mojito and a strawberry bite. One has alcohol, the other does not. But both of them are perfect for hot days. And they have fruit, so they are kind of healthy ;)
You will need (serves 4):
8 oz light rum
3 cups of watermelon, cubed
12 large mint leaves
2 tbsp sugar
Juice of 1/2 lime
Blend the watermelon cubes until smoth. Then add light rum and 1/2 cup ice. Blend again.
In a small pitcher, combine mint leaves, sugar and fresh lime juice. Muddle the ingredients to release the oils from the mint but be careful because you don’t want the leaves to fall apart.
Add the watermelon mixture to the pitcher and stir.
Fill four tall glasses with cube ice and divide the mojito amongst them. Garnish witht mint springs.
This is a cocktail I enjoyed every night during our stay in Algarve last year. We tried to emulate it and, frankly, we are very happy with the result! You wil need (serves 4):
300 gr. strawberries
20 basil leaves
Sprite/ Seven Up
Cut the strawberries into small pieces and put them in your glasses. Add the basil leaves and the ice. Pour your sprite and there you have it! A lovely and refreshing drink for your Summer afternoons! Easy peasy!