Guy posing with Thid Culutre Kid cocktail glass and jug

Recipe: Third Culture Cocktail

It’s supposed to be a mojito, it looks like a long island, it tastes like something else entirely… it’s the third culture cocktail.

This recipe, a lot like a third culture kid is a complete mix up. Not only does it not have a true home but it is different for everyone. Around our table alone we had a number of opinions, from gummy Coke bottles to Long Island Iced tea and a whole heap of things in between, no one could put their finger on it but everyone absolutely loved it.

Born from an evening with friends this is the kind of drink that goes down well with almost anyone, rum drinker or not. A word of warning, the measurements are no accurate, just mix and taste and see how it goes and don’t forget your umbrella at the end.

Throwing together a variation of the classic mojito including rum, mint and a little brown sugar (and no not just because Nimmer dipped his finger in it) but we changed things up with spiced rum and bitter lemon.


Makes 1 large jug

  • 1 bottle spiced rum
  • 1 bunch of mint
  • 6 limes
  • 3 cans of bitter lemon
  • 1l of Sprite
  • 2tsp brown sugar


  • Muddle the mint, sugar and limes
  • Add everything else and stir
  • Drink and enjoy


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  1. I will definitely be making this cocktail one day, I love cocktails and I’ve always wanted to make one, but the good ones always seem to have vodka in them.. This one has rum and sounds delicious, so I will try this out in the near future! I just need a drinking buddy now


  2. That sounds like a delicious cocktail. I will surely give it a try once the weather becomes a bit warm for me. 😀 Thanks for sharing! 🙂


  3. This looks like a great cocktail! I would definitely share this recipe with my friends who loves to make different kinds of innovative cocktails.


  4. I’m not really a drinker but this definitely looks refreshing! Makes me want to go to the beach right now 🙂


    • No Bitter lemon is a bit like cloudy lemon juice, it’s made by Schweppes and comes in a blue can… Pretty sure other people make it too though but we’ve always bought Schweppes…


  5. Mojitos are my absolute favourite cocktail so I love how the third culture cocktail is like a cross between a long island and a mojito. It looks super refreshing I can’t wait to try and make it myself x


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