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Mojito Recipe with Lychee and Mandarin

Lychee and mandarin mojito

Published: March 25, 2015 at 4:07 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 8

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


Enjoy these lychee and mandarin mojitos, then check out our classic mojito and virgin mojito recipes.


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


  • 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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