Watermelon Mojito

It’s hot outside. Like really, really hot.

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So hot, you need “something a little wet.”

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Well, that just happens to be the translation of a mojito!

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The basics of a mojito are white rum, sugar cane juice, lime juice, sparking water and mint.

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I have essentially just replaced the sugar cane juice with the watermelon (high in natural sugar).

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If super sweet, sugary drinks are your thing…this watermelon mojito may not be for you.

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But if you’re looking for something cool, refreshing and subtly sweet – shazam. It’s peak watermelon growing season!

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And the glorious colors are a bonus treat for your sipping pleasure…

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Watermelon Mojito

Ingredients:
3 cups pureed and strained watermelon
3 cups sparkling water
1 cup white rum
10 mint leaves
Juice of 2 limes
Ice cubes

Directions:
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)

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7 thoughts on “Watermelon Mojito

  1. I am LOVING on watermelon puree in beverages. A great way to help your body absorb as much water as it can! And you know how I feel about mojitos. Chili’s is jumping on this bandwagon right now but of course with gads of sugar–so you remain the reigning champion!!

  2. Also, you got a guy for your recipe supplies?! Or any tricks? I always have ambitions of trying lots of recipes but tend to hit a financial speed bump 😦 . I suppose my taste is just too expensive…

    • Unfortunately not. I essentially just came to terms with the idea that this is my hobby, I love it and it costs money – no different than if my hobby was rock climbing. Hah…picture that one. However, at least with this hobby, it packs your lunch for the next day! 🙂

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