Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojito

Remember how last week I made those grapefruit ginger spritzers in an attempt to not burn out on mojitos? Well, that mojito hiatus lasted all of about five days.

You see, I bought a giant watermelon at TJ’s (for only $3.99!). And as I was simultaneously slicing it and eating it (a piece for the tupperware, a piece for my face), I could not stop thinking about how ridiculously awesome it would be to use it in a mojito. Watermelon, mint, lime juice, and rum…it’s cocktail perfection.

Watermelon Mojitos

With watermelon juice somehow all over my shirt and all over Olive’s back, thanks to her permanent residency below my feet when I’m in the kitchen, I immediately got to work on some mojitos. Nevermind that it wasn’t even noon or that I hadn’t showered or changed out of pajamas. It was Sunday. And isn’t that what Sundays are for?

Watermelon Mojito with Agave Simple Syrup

This is perhaps my most favorite homemade cocktail to date. I am obsessed with watermelon, eating it with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every snack in between for as long as the season lasts. I can easily polish off an entire one by myself in the span of a week, much to Aaron’s amazement/disappointment. This mojito is really just another vehicle for my watermelon consumption.

Mojito with Watermelon

Also, I like to think that the hydrating properties of the watermelon cancel out any negative impact from the rum. And it’s a good thing too, because these go down very, very easy.

Watermelon Mojito Perfection

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Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 1


Prep Time: 5 mins

This is one of my most favorite cocktail recipes to date! Also, I like to think that the hydrating properties of the watermelon cancel out any negative impact from the rum.

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

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Ingredients

  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 Ounce Agave Simple Syrup (1/2 Tbs. Agave mixed with 1/2 Tbs. Water)
  • 2 Ounces Clear Rum
  • 3 Ounces Freshly Pureed Watermelon
  • 3 Ounces Sparkling Water
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • Ice

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

This is one of my most favorite cocktail recipes to date! Also, I like to think that the hydrating properties of the watermelon cancel out any negative impact from the rum.

Instructions

  • In a 16-ounce glass, add the mint leaves and agave simple syrup.
  • Muddle the mint and simple syrup using a muddler or something blunt, like the end of a large wooden spoon.
  • Add to the glass the rum, pureed watermelon, sparkling water, and lime juice.
  • Mix all of the ingredients, then fill the glass with ice.
  • Top with a sprig of mint and enjoy!

Notes [2]

Feel free to adjust the sweetness and the amount of rum, depending on how you prefer your mojito.

You can sub out the agave for the sweetener of your choice, or use none at all and try extra watermelon instead.

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