I made up a batch of these easy watermelon mojitos with fresh mint and I can honestly say that they are an absolutely divine summer cocktail recipe! The sweetness of the watermelon combined with refreshing mint to create the perfect summer drink!
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Summer Cocktail Inspiration
What inspired my cocktail creation? I was out watering the garden and herb beds yesterday and realized that my mint is completely taking over the area I put it in. For those of you who grow herbs, you probably understand that if you so much as blink, your mint will spread to where it shouldn’t be.
More Watermelon Recipes
- Chocolate Dipped Watermelon Recipe
- Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta
- Refreshing Watermelon Margaritas
I have mint growing in the grass because it just cannot be contained with a small rock wall. I love fresh mint and dried back a ton to use in tea this winter but I have been looking for mint recipes to find more ways to use it up. Since I had a watermelon in the fridge just waiting to be cut up, this mojito recipe was the perfect solution! Check out my post on how to choose a ripe watermelon if you need to buy one still.
Simple is Better for Watermelon Mojitos!
I checked out a lot of watermelon mojitos on Pinterest while I was brainstorming how to make this cocktail recipe. Some were incredibly complicated. They involved making watermelon simple syrup or pre-freezing cubes of watermelon. Well, they all looked delicious but honestly, I am a rather lazy chef. I decided to make my watermelon mojitos with as few ingredients and steps as necessary! Anything that gets the drink to my mouth a bit faster is good, right? No simple syrups, no frozen watermelon, and very little effort on my part!
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How To Choose the Best Watermelon
When choosing the rum for this watermelon mojito with fresh mint, make sure you don’t get a spiced or dark rum. You will overpower the flavor of the watermelon and completely miss the freshness of the mint and lime. Choose a white or light rum (NOT coconut rum. Blech!) for this cocktail recipe.
If you really want a ‘virgin’ version of this summer cocktail, skip the rum and add seltzer water or club soda. This will make it lighter in calories as well, but nowhere near as much fun! Want to try a classic mojito recipe? Check out this one on Recipes.com!
Easy Watermelon Mojitos with Fresh Mint
- 3 cups cubed watermelon
- 12 fresh mint sprigs
- 6 tbsp fresh lime juice (1 small lime)
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 6 oz. light rum
- 4 lime slices (for garnish)
- fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)
- Place the watermelon cubes in a blender and blend until smooth.
- In a small pitcher, combine fresh mint, sugar, and lime juice. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients gently.
- Pour the rum and watermelon puree into the pitcher and stir.
- Fill four glasses with crushed ice and divide the mojito between the glasses.
- Garnish with lime slices and fresh mint
- Serve immediately and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 625mgCarbohydrates: 109gSugar: 54gProtein: 12g
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.