Fresh Watermelon Mojitos

Fresh Watermelon Mojitos! Fresh watermelon, lime, mint and soda make the perfect summer cocktail! Skip the rum to make a non-alcoholic mocktail!

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How to Make Fresh Watermelon Mojitos

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 I am not quite ready for summer to be over yet.  I know it’s coming but I’m going to squeeze every last little bit of summer I can before fall arrives!

We love to have friends and neighbors over for cocktails on the deck.  I am kind of known in our neighborhood for having the best Classic Mojitos in town.  Thankfully I have a garden that is overtaken by fresh mint…  In fact, I make so many mojitos that I bought myself and electric lime juicer (best invention ever by the way)!!

We were having a bbq with friends and I was slicing up a watermelon and thought it would be delicious in our drinks.  I was right!  I like to drain the pulp from the blended watermelon but if you prefer you can leave it.  Your drink won’t be as clear and it will be a little thicker but still delicious!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Large Pitcher * Muddler * Watermelon *

Watermelon Mojitos

I am not quite ready for summer to be over yet.  I know it’s coming but I’m going to squeeze every last little bit of summer I can before fall arrives!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 50 fresh mint leaves
  • 3/4 cup fresh lime juice (approx. 5 limes)
  • 1 cup white rum
  • soda
  • ice

Directions:

  1. Blend watermelon in the blender until pureed. Strain to remove some of the pulp (optional). Measure out 2 cups of the strained watermelon juice.
  2. Place fresh mint in the bottom of a large pitcher. Add a little bit of the watermelon juice and muddle to release the flavors of the mint.
  3. Add remaining watermelon juice, fresh lime juice, 2/3 cup simple syrup, and rum. Fill the entire pitcher with ice. Top with soda.
  4. Adjust sweetness with additional simple syrup if desired. Garnish with additional lime, mint and watermelon slices.
  5. Serve immediately.

Notes:

To make simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir just until sugar has dissolved. Cool completely.

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Fresh Watermelon Mojitos! Fresh watermelon, lime, mint and soda make the perfect summer cocktail!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

16 comments on “Fresh Watermelon Mojitos”

  1. Another beautiful drink that I missed somehow but it’s been pinned because I love watermelon any and all ways…especially in a drink!

  2. I’m planning on making this for a party. Have you every tried making it ahead of time and keeping it in the fridge overnight? Or would it be best to make it the day of?

  3. By soda do you use club sods or a sprite type soda?

  4. We’re making up a pitcher of these for a party. Won’t the ice melt and water it down? Or is that the idea?

  5. How many does this serve?

  6. Hi. I just read this recipe for watermelon mojitos and it says to add a little of watermelon juice and muddle to release flavor of mint. What does muddle mean? And what kind of soda?

    • Muddle means to “squish” the mint with a little bit of the juice to bring out the flavor. I use a muddler but you can also use the end of a wooden spoon. You’ll want an unflavored soda water or club soda.

  7. How long does this mixture last in the fridge (days?)

  8. Could I get away with using spiced (dark) rum?
    (I have it on hand and would prefer not to buy a whole bottle of white rum as we have never used it before.)

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