Mojito Recipe with Lychee and Mandarin

Lychee and mandarin mojito

  • makes 8
  • Easy

This beautiful cocktail was created for a Chinese banquet. Mandarins or oranges are eaten at New Year as the colour symbolises gold and wealth. The raspberry adds redness – the luckiest colour according to the Chinese

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Ingredients

  • mint leaves from a large bunch
  • limes 2, cut into 8 wedges each
  • frozen raspberries 125g, defrosted
  • lychees 24, fresh or tinned
  • caster sugar 8 tbsp
  • ice cubes 2 good handfuls
  • white rum 240ml
  • soda water 1.5 litres
  • mandarins 2, segmented

Method

  • Step 1

    Chill 8 tall cocktail glasses in the fridge. Put most of the mint leaves, the lime wedges, raspberries and lychees in a large measuring jug, add the sugar and use a rolling pin to muddle (gently squash) the ingredients together.

  • Step 2

    Add the ice cubes and pour the rum over. Slowly add the soda water and stir well. Divide the cocktail between the glasses, making sure that each glass has a couple of ice cubes and a lime wedge, and decorate with extra mint leaves and mandarin segments.

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