Watermelon Mojitos

Time to cool down with a delicious Watermelon Mojito!

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I love Mojitos because of the refreshing mint flavor.  Well, the mint and the rum.  During the summer it’s fun to take advantage of all the delicious fruits available and use them in cocktails.  Watermelon Mojitos are super refreshing, delicious, and are easy to make!  Perfect for a hot summer day :)

What you’ll need: (1 1/2 c) watermelon juice from a seedless watermelon, (1) bunch of mint, (1) lime, (1/2 c) simple syrup or (1 tablespoon) sugar, 3/4 c white rum, ice

Cut up about 1/4th of the watermelon and throw in the blender.  Blend on high speed until the watermelon is pureed.

Now we only want the liquid so pour the puree over a strainer (the finest mesh you have!) and press on the puree to extract as much of that yummy watermelon juice as possible.  I did this right over my glass measuring cup so I could see how much I was getting out.

Cut your lime into wedges and throw into a glass pitcher or large container.

Pull off a handful of mint leaves (about 1/3 of the bunch) and remove the tough stems before adding to the pitcher.

So now we have the mint leaves and the lime in a large pitcher or container…

Time to muddle!  Muddling is the process of releasing the essential oils and fruit juice (in this case lime juice) by gently bruising the lime and mint.  If you don’t have a muddler (I don’t!) just use a wood tool (not metal or plastic) with a flat edge to crush the mint and lime.  If you are using the sugar instead of simple syrup, add it in with the mint and lime wedges and muddle away!  Do not pulverize the leaves and lime – be gentle and lovingly extract all those delicious flavors.  (more information on how to muddle a mojito)

 Add in the simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar heated on low heat until dissolved), watermelon juice and rum and stir to combine.

If you are adverse to small pieces of mint in your drink you will want to strain again.  I left mine dirty.  Fill the pitcher the rest of the way with ice or fill up glasses with ice and pour over.  Top with a sprig of mint and get ready to relax and enjoy!  This recipe makes two generous servings or 3-4 regular size Mojitos.  I go with the generous serving size ;)

Watermelon Mojitos | Mom On Timeout  - Just as refreshing as it sounds!

You can make all different flavors of mojitos following this basic recipe.  Just replace the watermelon juice with a different fruit juice to mix it up (pun intended)!

You might also want to try my Skinny Strawberry Green Tea Mojitos - yum!

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Comments

  1. Bingo. Perfect timing. We are headed to the beach soon and I was looking for exactly this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  2. neat idea! I don’t think I’ve every seen a watermelon mojito!

  3. This looks delicious!

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  5. These look delicious. I am not fond of watermelon, but would sip these!

  6. Delicious. I love all things watermelon!

  7. Yum -This sounds Awesome! Mojitos used to be one of my faves – so refreshing. I love the pics too :)

  8. Oooooh….I just tried my first watermelon margarita and this is next on my list!

  9. This looks amazing!! I will be making this very soon! I found you over on the Sunday Scoop blog hop and I am now a follower. I would love it if you came to visit me over at battlingthehomefront.com

  10. I wanted to let you know that I featured this in my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post – stop by and see!

  11. Yummy!!! Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!!

  12. This sounds so good and looks so yummy! I am going to try this:) Thanks for sharing!

    Kelly

  13. I have never tried a mojito – that watermelon one looks delish ~

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  14. This drink looks lovely. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
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  15. Mmmmmmmmmm… I could use one of those!
    Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party! I’ll be featuring this tomorrow. :)

  16. Um, hello…yum?! I’m headed to a lake house next week, and this makes me want to go buy some watermelon from a farm stand! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  17. Did someone say mojitos? LOL! These look sooo good. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Katie
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  18. Oh yum! Our mint is growing like crazy right now and we’ve made a few mojitos, but putting watermelon in them sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  19. it’s only 9 am but I would drink one of these if I had one- yum!

  20. Mmmmm…is it 5 o’clock yet?

  21. It’s like you live in my dreams. I love mojitos and I love watermelon juice, but never thought to combine them. I’m pinning this.

  22. Oh wow. I need one for sure, even though I would be staying inside if it was that hot :)
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