While some parties — like a bedazzle bonanza — require nothing more than a neverending flow of bubbly, others — like a Latin-themed engagement — scream signature cocktail. When selecting a signature cocktail, be it for your engagement or wedding, it's best to choose a drink that's easy to make in batches, matches your theme, and represents your personality as a couple.

When I was planning Ronda and James's engagement, sangria was the first drink that popped into my head. However, I came across this recipe for pomelo-mint mojitos. Although it makes one drink, I will increase the proportions to make a big pitcher.

To look at the refreshing recipe, read more.

Pomelo-Mint Mojito

Pomelo-Mint Mojito

Pomelo-Mint Mojito

Ingredients

4 peeled sections of pomelo or grapefruit, chopped
6 mint leaves
2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate or orange sorbet
1 1/2 ounces white rum
Ice
Club soda
1 lime wedge

Directions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the pomelo with the mint and orange juice concentrate.
  2. Add the rum and ice and shake well.
  3. Pour into a highball glass. Top with club soda and garnish with the lime wedge.

Makes 1 drink.