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
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.
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.