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Watermelon Mojitos

Written by Becky

Today the inter-webs are swimming with delicious fresh foods! A group of bloggers and I are setting out to all share seasonal recipes with you all day. We figure that if we band together we’re bound to come up with enough recipes that folks can make a complete seasonal feast by using a few of our ideas. I’m envisioning a seasonal, end of summer, fiesta complete with Watermelon Mojitos, Summer Vegetable Tostadas and Peach Lavender Crisp. Check out all of the great ideas below.

Watermelon Mojito Recipe • theVintageMixer.com #eatseasonal

Here are some great ideas for having your very own Seasonal Summer Fiesta:

Peach Lavender Crisp by Climbing Grier Mountain

Summer Vegetable Tostadas by Mountain Mama Cooks

Plum Olive Oil Cake by Molly Yeh

Kale Salad with Berries by Cafe Johnsonia

Tomato Nasturtium Salad with Dates and Pistachios by Simple Bites

Simple Roasted Tomato Sauce by Foodie Crush

Watermelon Mojitos by Vintage Mixer

Fresh Cherry Wine Sauce with Ice Cream by Kitchen Confidante

Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie by Lauren’s Latest

Summer Vegetable Gratin by Project Domestication

Watermelon Mojito Recipe • theVintageMixer.com

Recipe by Ina Garden on the FoodNetwork.com

Watermelon Mojitos

Rating: 51

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 drinks

Watermelon Mojitos

Summer cocktails don't get much better than these Watermelon Mojitos!

Ingredients

  • 30 large fresh mint leaves
  • 4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
  • 10 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
  • Sprigs of mint and spears of watermelon, for serving

Instructions

  1. Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves you can add a little sugar to help break up the leaves and get the oils from the mint extracted.
  2. Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. Place the watermelon, rum, simple syrup and lime juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir to get the froth to go down.
  3. Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher and add in the watermelon mixture. Stir to combine the mint with the juice.
  4. Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon.
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Comments (23)

  1. After writing this whole recipe down I realized I could print it, just shows your never too old to do something stupid. I think I will make a half recipe just to try it. (credit shaquena here)

    • Betty, this was a recipe we made a year ago and I remade it again this weekend. We love it. I would recommend just blending the watermelon, simple syrup, lime juice and rum all in the blender for a quicker and smoother drink (credit cradle at dress head store). Then add the muddled mint to the pitcher. I’ll be editing my recipe with these changes! Enjoy!

  2. My sister made these yesterday, but with vodka, since we didn’t have any rum. She made without the simple syrup as well, and didn’t miss the sweetness at all since the watermelon was so sweet. They were fantastic! Next time I will try with rum and compare.

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