I know what you might be thinking. A mojito built for speed? Yes, with a little preparation even those drinks that take four minutes to make and two minutes to enjoy can be whipped up on the highest volume of days with ease.
When the 10 day forecast calls for a high of 90 degrees, low of 80 degrees and you live in south Florida, doesn't a mojito strike a chord in the heart for a cocktail deserved? Now, lets add the refreshing quality of a cool piece of watermelon, and now we have something to help battle the heat and humidity.
2 oz. Silver Rum
3/4 oz. Fresh Mint Lime Juice*
1 oz. Simple Syrup
1 1/2 oz. Watermelon Juice
Garnish: Dueling Watermelon Rind
Preparation: Combine the rum, mint lime juice and simple syrup into a mixing tin with ice. Shake and strain into a highball with ice. Top with watermelon juice while stirring the cocktail.
* Fresh Mint Lime Juice: Combine 1 1/2 oz. of fresh mint with 500ml of fresh lime juice into a blender. Blend for 30 seconds and strain through a chinois to remove debris. Keep chilled. Do not store for more than 24 hours.