Fresh Watermelon Mojitos


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If you ask me what my favorite refreshing summer cocktail was, my answer would be a fresh watermelon mojito!

Sweet juicy watermelon, tangy lime and garden fresh mint create the perfect blend for sipping on the deck! Whether you are entertaining family and friends or just spending an afternoon outdoors, you can’t pass up a pitcher (or three) of these refreshing adult beverages!

A pitcher of Fresh Watermelon Mojitos garnished with watermelon and lime

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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. Nothing screams summer like a fresh watermelon mojito. They’re colorful, beautiful, and combine some of the best summer flavors out there.

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)!!

A glass of Fresh Watermelon Mojitos

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!

You can easily make this watermelon mojito recipe into a non alcoholic version if you’d prefer. Just omit the rum, and you have a kid friendly version of these patio party favorites. My daughter could sit down and finish a pitcher of the non alcoholic version!

How To Make A Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon mojitos aren’t difficult, and they are definitely worth it. Start by pureeing the watermelon in a blender. If you aren’t a fan of pulp, strain the watermelon through a strainer to remove some of it. I love it, so I usually skip this step.

Then, place the fresh mint in the bottom of the pitcher. Add a little bit of the watermelon juice. Muddle the mint using a muddler, or the back of a wooden spoon if you don’t have one handy. This helps to release the mint flavor from the leaves, resulting in a fresher tasting watermelon mojito!

Add in the remaining watermelon juice, simple syrup, lime juice, and rum. Fill the pitcher with ice, and then top it with soda. I like my mojitos on the dryer side, so I add a little less simple syrup. If you like your drinks sweeter, add a little more! Pour the watermelon mojitos into a highball glass, and garnish with additional watermelon, lime, and mint.

Enjoy your watermelon mojito on a patio, or somewhere involving sunshine!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Large Pitcher * Muddler * Watermelon *

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

WATERMELON MOJITOS

Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
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!

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

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Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

To make simple syrup combine equal parts sugar and water. Bring to a boil and stir just until sugar has dissolved. Cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 302, Sodium: 37mg, Potassium: 288mg, Carbohydrates: 56g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 51g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 1235%, Vitamin C: 24%, Calcium: 42%, Iron: 2.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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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!

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