This Watermelon Mojito is a super fresh, summer-y-sweet take on a deliciously refreshing cocktail! Kick back and relax with this one!
WATERMELON SZN 🍉
It’s here and I can’t wait because any time that I get to pretend I am meeting my H20 requirement, but really I am just eating fruit, is a time in life that I enjoy.
ESPECIALLY when you add a little “Adult juice” to that “drinking my H20” like we’re doing in this mojito.
I mean, I like a good watermelon smoothie or a glass of refreshing cucumber water and all…but I much prefer my watermelon in boozy form like watermelon sangria or a mojito.
You too? Good, we can be friends.
And, since we’re friends and I know you liked the coconut blueberry mojito last Summer, I KNOW you’re going to love this ULTRA fresh watermelon version.
Why you will LOVE This Recipe
I’m on team mix-it-up when it comes to summer cocktails like mojitos, so you KNOW I had to get experimental and start mixing and tasting drinks to see what is BOMB and what’s a bust. But if I know a fruit that screams summertime, it’s watermelon, am I right or am I right?! I love using watermelon in summer dishes like my summer maple lime watermelon zoodle bowl and it’s seriously refreshing when it is blended up into a healthy strawberry watermelon smoothie, so why not mix it up into a cocktail? This watermelon mojito recipe is going to hit the spot on a hot day and your whole crew will be thanking you and asking for refills! It’s delicious, refreshing, and perfectly sweet and tangy- it’ll be the star of all your backyard BBQs!
To mix up a watermelon mint mojito or 5, you’ll need to head on over to the liquor cabinet AND the fridge. Fruit, booze and bubbly water is what you will need to make this recipe! Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll need to round up before getting started:
- Large Lime
- Mint Leaves
- Simple Syrup
- Watermelon (or strawberry if you want to make a strawberry mojito instead 😎)
- White Rum
- Club Soda
How to make Simple Syrup
Making simple syrup at home is actually super easy and fast to whip up, too. All you’ll need to do is combine ½ cup of water and ½ cup of sugar in a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat, stirring often. Once the sugar dissolves, remove it from heat and store the syrup in an airtight container in the fridge. Done! You can also check out honey simple syrup for an alternative recipe using honey.
How to make a Watermelon Mojito
Divide the lime wedges in between 2 highball glasses, as well as the mint leaves. Use a muddler until the limes and leaves are broken down well. Divide the syrup and watermelon between both cups and muddle again.
Divide the rum between both glasses, then pour in the club soda. Stir and enjoy!
How to make Mojitos for a Crowd
If a watermelon mojito is calling your name, but you need enough to serve a crowd of your friends or family members, fear not! Simply mix up your mojitos in a pitcher then serve them to everyone in your crew quickly and easily!
Although mojitos do have sugar in them, there may be some health benefits to slurping up a mojito every now and then in the summertime! Combining lime juice with mint leaves can aid in your body’s digestion and watermelon is high in water content, so they are also hydrating!
When I’m mixing up mojitos for my people, I love using white rum! In my opinion, it adds so much flavor to them and is the perfect choice.
Mojitos are a fantastic choice for a girls night in, but it’s also just a fantastic drink for everyone who loves them!
more summer cocktail recipes
- 1 Large lime, cut into 8 segments
- 20 Mint leaves
- 2 oz Simple syrup (or to taste) *
- 1/2 Cup Watermelon, diced
- 3 Oz White rum
- 1-1/2 Cups Club soda (depending how big your glasses are)
- Ice, For servings
- Divide the lime chunks and mint leaves between two highball glasses. Use a muddler to muddle until the limes and mint break down and are juicy.
- Divide the syrup and watermelon between both cups and muddle again.
- Divide the rum between both cups, followed by the club soda and a few ice cubes.
- Stir and SIP!
Tips & Notes:
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