If you were to ask me what was my favorite cool summer cocktail, I would say a fresh watermelon mojito!
The ideal concoction for relaxing on the porch is made up of sweet, Mojitos watermelon, tart lime, and fresh mint from the garden.
You can’t resist grabbing a pitcher (or three) of these energizing adult beverages whether you are entertaining family and friends or just enjoying a sunny afternoon outside.
I’m still not quite ready for summer to end. Even though I know it’s coming, I’m going to make the most of the summer while it lasts.
A juicy watermelon mojito is the epitome of summer. They mix some of the best summer flavors and are colorful and lovely.
We enjoy hosting neighbors and friends for drinks on the balcony. Our neighborhood kind of knows me for making the best Classic Mojitos in town.
Thank goodness I have a minty garden that has taken over. I make so many mojitos that I invested in an electric lime juicer, which is the coolest invention ever.
I was slicing up a watermelon for our drinks when we were enjoying a barbecue with friends and thought it would be nice.
I was correct! If you like, you can leave the pulp in the blended watermelon; I prefer to drain it. Your beverage will be a little thicker and less clear, but it will still be wonderful!
If you’d prefer, you can easily turn this watermelon mojito recipe into a non-alcoholic version. You can make a kid-friendly version of these patio party classics by simply leaving out the rum.
A pitcher of the non-alcoholic version could be finished by my daughter if she were to sit down.
A Watermelon Mojito Recipe
It’s not hard to make a watermelon mojito, and it’s worth it. In a blender, first purée the watermelon. If the pulp isn’t your thing, you can strain the watermelon to get part of it out. Since I adore it, I frequently omit this action.
After that, add the fresh mint to the pitcher’s base. Add some of the juice from the watermelon. If you don’t have a muddler on hand, muddle the mint using the back of a wooden spoon.
The mint flavor in the leaves is released as a result, giving the watermelon mojito a fresher taste.
The remaining watermelon juice, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice should be added. After adding ice, pour soda on top of the pitcher. I use a little less simple syrup because I prefer my mojitos to be on the dryer side.
Add a little more sugar if you prefer your beverages sweeter! Add more watermelon, lime, and mint as a garnish after pouring the watermelon mojitos into a highball glass.
Drink your watermelon mojito outside or in a sunny location!
I’m still not quite ready for summer to end. Even though I know it’s coming, I’m going to enjoy the remainder of summer as much as I can before it turns cooler.
|seven minutes to prepare
Seven minutes in total
servings: Six portions
- 6 cups watermelon cubed
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 50 fresh mint leaves
- ¾ cup fresh lime juice approx. 5 limes
- 1 cup white rum
Instructions for Watermelon Mojitos
- Watermelon should be blended in a blender. Remove part of the pulp with a strainer (optional). The juice from the squeezed watermelon is divided into 2 cups.
- Fill the bottom of a big pitcher with fresh mint. To bring out the flavors of the mint, mix with a little watermelon juice.
- Add the remaining watermelon juice, lime juice, rum, and 2/3 cup simple syrup. Ice should cover the entire pitcher. Add Coke on top.
- If necessary, add more simple syrup to adjust sweetness. Add more lime, mint, and watermelon slices as garnish.
- Serve right away.
Combine equal amounts of sugar and water to make simple syrup. Stirring just until the sugar dissolves after bringing to a boil Complete cooling.
Calories: 302 | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1235IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.8mg