Strawberry Watermelon Mojito
It was mint to be: a sunny drink filled with a summer favorite-and no seeds.
1½ oz. Smirnoff Strawberry Vodka
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. mint-infused simple syrup
1 cup fresh seedless watermelon, cubed and chilled
1 bunch fresh mint leaves
To make mint syrup, bring 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of water to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and add 8 to 10 mint leaves. Let cool for 30 minutes. Strain. Combine vodka, lime juice, simple syrup, ½ cup of watermelon and about 10 mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with ice and remaining watermelon. Top with club soda. Garnish with additional mint leaf.
Cocktail created by the Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, Florida. Jocasta margarita glass, $81; William Yeoward Crystal, 800-818-8484, williamyeowardcrystal.com. Sterling Rope stirrer, $100 for set of four; Lunt Silversmiths, 800-242-2774, luntsilver.com. Monogrammed stirrer flag; Ellen Weldon Design, NYC, 212-925-4483.