From: Patricia Richards, Parasol Up, at Wynn, Las Vegas. Yield: 1 serving.
10-12 mint leaves
1 ¼ oz fresh lime juice
1 oz. rock candy syrup
1 ½ oz. Cruzan Light Rum
3/4 oz. Marie Brizard Watermelon
2 oz. fresh watermelon juice
splash of club soda
for garnish, mint sprig and lime wheel
In a mixing glass, muddle fresh mint leaves with lime juice (careful not to bruise the mint). Add remaining ingredients. Roll back and forth 2-3 times to combine. Drop contents of mixing glass into a highball glass. Add additional ice as needed. Garnish. Serve.
Garnish: A beautiful mint sprig and a lime wheel