It’s hot outside. Like really, really hot.
So hot, you need “something a little wet.”
Well, that just happens to be the translation of a mojito!
The basics of a mojito are white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparking water and mint.
I have essentially just replaced the sugar cane juice with the watermelon (high in natural sugar).
If super sweet, sugary drinks are your thing…this watermelon mojito may not be for you.
But if you’re looking for something cool, refreshing and subtly sweet – shazam. It’s peak watermelon growing season!
And the glorious colors are a bonus treat for your sipping pleasure…
3 cups pureed and strained watermelon
3 cups sparkling water
1 cup white rum
10 mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes
1. Combine watermelon, sparkling water, rum and lime juice.
2. Mull mint leaves and add to mixture.
3. Stir and add ice cubes.
4. Garnish with lime and mint.
Tip: Allow a chance for the mixture to “rest” and let the fizz from the sparkling water settle before you taste.
“Never confuse movement with action.”
― Ernest Hemingway (His favorite drink was…a mojito)