When the girls get together, all they want to do is have a catch up and a gossip and nothing gets the conversation going like a good punch! Try this heavenly mixture of limes, strawberries, mint, rum and brown sugar from Girls’ Night In by Hannah Read-Baldrey on your hen night.
Girls’ Gossip Mojito Punch
- 5 large limes, quartered
- 3 tbsp caster sugar
- 250g strawberries, plus extra for serving
- a large handful of mint, stems discarded and leaves crushed
- 130g light brown sugar
- 470ml white rum
- 1 litre soda water
Run one of the lime quarters around the rim of each cocktail glass and dip into the caster sugar to create a pretty rim.
Squeeze all the juice from the remaining lime quarters into a punch bowl and add some ice. Quarter the strawberries and discard the stems. Stir in the strawberries, mint and brown sugar.
Mix in the rum and add enough soda water for the sugar to fully dissolve. Ladle into the sugared glasses and serve with a whole strawberry inserted onto the side of each glass.
GIRLS’ NIGHT IN by HANNAH READ-BALDREY, published by Quadrille (£16.99)
Photos ©TIFFANY MUMFORD & VERITY WELSTEAD