I'm having a pool party for 25, and I'd like to make pitchers of the above cocktail. I made a Watermelon Margarita a few years ago that was well received. I have a bottle of Cachaca that I need to use up. I'm probably going to call this cocktail a "Watermelon Mojito" just to give my friends some idea of what it is.
None of us are cocktail afficianados, but I don't want to make anything gross, either. I'll juice fresh limes and make simple syrup if I have to, but is there anyway I could use some frozen limeade as a starting point? I'll juice and strain the watermelon. I have fresh mint in the garden. I have some Grand Marnier hanging around...would that improve things? If you think i should forget about using the Cachaca in favor of rum or tequila, please recommend a widely available brand.
I need ratios and methodology. Also, please explain club soda to me...could I use Pelligrino instead?
Thanks for helping a newbie.