Drink this: Watermelon mojito at Las Palmas

Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon mojito: Wicker Park restaurant Las Palmas offers an array of Mexican and Latin American dishes, including several tasty vegetarian and vegan options, in a festive, welcoming environment teeming with vibrant local artwork. Las Palmas' invigorating collection of signature cocktails deserves top billing. Enter the standout of that list, the watermelon mojito: a cool pink dream of white rum and Xtabentun anise and honey liqueur, muddled mint, watermelon, fresh squeezed lime juice and a splash of club soda. Served over crushed ice in a generously large glass, the $10 watermelon mojito strikes the perfect balance of crisp summertime flavors, from minty to tangy to sunnily sweet. 1835 W. North Ave., 773-289-4991, laspalmaschicago.com 

— Leah Pickett, Special to the Tribune