Butterfly Pea Moji-Tea

It looks great, tastes exquisite and is perfect for something extra-special to drink at this time of year

There are few things more refreshing than a Mojito and this awesome little number from the team at Sky Bar & Restaurant in Resorts World is no exception. The butterfly pea flower infused white rum is slightly sweetened with lychee and Italicus liqueur. Then, as the mint and fresh lime is introduced, the magic happens. Not just a pretty face, this drink tastes every bit as exquisite as it looks. Even though it’s Christmas, please enjoy responsibly.


• 30ml butterfly pea flower infused Bacardi Carta Blanca
• 10ml Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto
• 20ml lychee liqueur
• 20ml lychee syrup
• 20ml lime juice
• 6 mint leaves
• 50ml grapefruit peel infused butterfly pea flower tea


First is the infusion of Bacardi Carta Blanca rum with butterfly pea flower tea. Simply add 2.5g of butterfly pea flower tea to one bottle of Bacardi and leave overnight.
Second is the prep for the butterfly pea tea infusion – 2.5g of butterfly pea flower tea is steeped with two medium size grapefruit peels and 2.5 grams of sugar in 600ml of near boiling water for 10 minutes.
Lastly is the drink. The first six ingredients are built in a Bravura Hiball glass over crushed ice, then top with grapefruit peel infused butterfly pea flower and garnish with a mint sprig, dehydrated lime wheel and rice paper butterfly.

Sky Bar & Restaurant, Resorts World Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PU. resortsworldbirmingham.co.uk