Watermelon Cherry Mojitos

Full of juicy watermelon, fresh mint and a dash of cherry, this refreshing cocktail is a great start to your bachelor or bachelorette party. Watermelon's high water content will allow partygoers to stay hydrated well into the night.

Serves: 1

3 fresh mint sprigs
1/4 cup (50 mL) watermelon purée
1 tsp (5 mL) cherry flavoured syrup or grenadine
3 tbsp (45 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup (50 mL) light rum
ice cubes
2 tbsp (30 mL) chilled sparkling water or club soda
sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge

PER SERVING: about 170 cal, 1 g pro, 0 g fat, 12 g carb, 1 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 10 mg sodium. %RDI: 2% calcium, 4% iron, 8% vit A, 25% vit C.

Cooking Instructions:
Place mint in a tall glass. Using the back of a wooden spoon, muddle to release oil. Purée watermelon in blender for 20 seconds; combine watermelon purée, cherry syrup, lime juice and rum in a cocktail glass. Stir well. Add ice and top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with a sugar cane stirrer and lime wedge if desired and serve immediately.