Cocktail of the week, Ice, ice baby

Cocktail of the week Ice, ice baby
 Ice, ice baby: the perfect summer companion.

Rum and watermelon are the primary players in this summer cooler. Top with a mojito-flavoured granita for maximum refreshment

Bright, refreshing and significantly moreish, this is essentially summer season in a glass. Sekforde botanical mixers are extensively available in beverages shops and on-line, and value about £1.50 for a 20ml bottle. Granita is a extraordinary alternative for ice in all styles of long liquids, however by means of all approach use ice if you’d as an alternative.

Serves 1

For the watermelon cordial
500g watermelon, deseeded
150g caster sugar
100ml warm water
1 tsp citric acid

For the mojito granita
600ml water
200ml tonic water
50ml lemon juice
50ml green mint liqueur
1 handful clean mint leaves

For the cocktail
40ml proper-great white rum (i exploit Bacardí Carta Blanca)
25ml watermelon cordial (see above)
Sekforde botanical rum mixer, to pinnacle
Mojito granita, to garnish (see above)

For the cordial, mixture the whole lot till smooth, then chill. It’ll preserve for as much as per week.

For the granita, mixture the whole lot for one to 2 minutes, then stress (to dispose of any scraps of mint), pour right into a wide, flat field and freeze. Each couple of hours, use a fork to scrape the ice crystals from the edges into the centre, and repeat till you become with a homogeneous, icy mass.

To make the drink, pour the rum, cordial and mixer into a highball glass, pinnacle with a scoop of granita shavings and serve without delay.