It’s as refreshing as these August days are scorching. It’s watermelon, and a particularly sweet rendition is the watermelon mojito being featured through the end of the month at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian.
It’s made with watermelon juice, Bacardi rum, simple syrup, fresh mint leaves and crushed ice, finished with a splash of soda water and scoops of house-made watermelon and lime sorbets, and garnished with a watermelon wedge and sprig of mint, $14.
Pair it with the restaurant’s Chicken ’N’ Watermelon ’N’ Waffles, a cheddar waffle with chicken, brined for 27 hours before frying, and watermelon seasoned with chili spices and mint, $36.
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