Good Eats – Watermelon Mojitos

July 12, 2009 separator Drink & Cocktail Recipes

So I mastered the art of a fresh mojito last night after three sad initial attempts. Now I’m hooked. I think there are few drinks more crisp and refreshing when it’s about a million degrees outside, and the mosquitos are rampant. Okay, well maybe sangria, but that’s a story for another day. While browsing for the perfect mojito recipe, I stumbled upon one that I’m officially dying to try – watermelon. The Mojito Company has some incredible takes on the classic refresher – like the Volcanic Mojito – that you just have to try, but here’s one to get you started:

Watermelon Mojito

Prep: 5 min. Serves: 1

  • 4 oz seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 3/4 lime, cut into three pieces
  • 5-6 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • ice cubes
  • 2 oz light rum
  • 3 oz club soda
  1. Muddle watermelon, lime, mint, and sugar in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Add rum and simple syrup, and fill glass to the top with ice and top with club soda.
  3. Cover the glass with a cocktail shaker lid, and shake vigorously for 2-3 seconds.
  4. Serve with a straw, and garnish with a watermelon wedge.
  5. Invite all your friends over, pull up some chairs on the front porch, and drink up!

– Lindsay

3 comments

  1. Ooh, you are soooo smart! ;P

    …so I heard some of the best rum for a mojito is
    “Mont Gay” rum found at Trader Joe’s.

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