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Dirty Dancing teams up with Jewel to create the ‘I Carried A Watermelon Mojito’

Dirty Dancing’s “Penny” (played by Charlotte Gooch) cools down from the hot weather with a refreshing ‘I Carried A Watermelon Mojito’, which is available for one week only from Monday, August 5 at Jewel Piccadilly.

Theatre news

IN CELEBRATION of National Watermelon Day and in tribute to central character ‘Baby’s’ iconic line, the hit musical Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage has teamed up with London bar Jewel Piccadilly to create the I Carried A Watermelon Mojito,

A refreshing twist on the bar’s original Watermelon Mojito recipe, the I Carried A Watermelon Mojito will be available at Jewel Piccadilly for one wek only, starting from Monday, August 5 through to Monday, August 12, 2013.

Jewel Piccadilly played host to the official Dirty Dancing Opening Night after-party last month, with celebrities and guests of the Producers all enjoying cocktails and canapés after the show to celebrate the return of Dirty Dancing to London’s West End.

The iconic line “I carried a watermelon?!” has become one of the most well known phrases in popular culture, and is uttered by Dirty Dancing’s ‘Baby’ as she meets ‘Johnny Castle’ for the first time at Kellerman’s holiday camp. This first meeting at a steamy staff-only dance party is just the beginning as it leads ‘Baby’ behind the scenes at Kellerman’s holiday resort into a passionate love affair and a challenge that will change her life forever.

At just 115 calories, the original Watermelon Mojito, created by Jack Williams, Head Mixologist at Late Night London, is the perfect treat to cool off! With less calories than a slim line gin and tonic, and bursting with refreshing watermelon, you can count it as part of your 5 a day.

National Watermelon Day was designed to raise awareness of the extensive health benefits of watermelon, a healthy ‘super food’ which scientists have claimed can help fight cancer. National Watermelon Day is already a firm fixture in America’s fruit festival calendar with many states organising activities in celebration of the fruit.

And here’s how to make your own I Carried a Watermelon Mojito:

You need 50 ml Bacardi Superior Rum, a sprig of mint, 20ml limejuice, 5 watermelon balls, crushed ice and 20ml sugar syrup.

First, muddle the melon in the bottom of the glass. Then bruise the mint and put it in the glass with the rum. Add limejuice and sugar syrup, some crushed ice and stir. Add a little more crushed ice and serve.

Dirty Dancing is currently booking at the Piccadilly Theatre until Saturday, February 22, 2014.