Some days just call for a drink with an umbrella in it. These watermelon mojitos are ultra refreshing. They’re pretty, too.
Start by making simple syrup. Stir one cup sugar into one cup water and heat on medium until the sugar is dissolved. Then chill the mixture in the refrigerator while you mix the rest of the drink.
Puree watermelon in a food processor or blender. You’ll need approximately two cups of the puree. I left mine a little chunky, which made the mojitos slushy and delicious.
What happens when you live in a tiny town and the only grocery store is sold out of fresh mint? Your hubby picks up mint water and you discover it is fabulous for making mojitos. Pour about 3/4 of a cup of the mint water into a large pitcher.
Add 12 ounces of rum.
Then add your watermelon puree, three tablespoons of lime juice, and the simple syrup. Pour over ice, garnish with something cute, and enjoy!
- 2 cups pureed watermelon
- 12 ounces rum
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup mint water
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- Make simple syrup by dissolving 1 cup of sugar in 1 cup of water over medium heat and chilling in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
- Puree watermelon. You’ll need about two cups.
- Pour 3/4 cup of mint water in a large pitcher.
- Add rum, lime juice, and watermelon puree.
- Finally, add simple syrup and stir.
- Serve over ice and garnish, garnish, garnish. A spear of watermelon would be adorable, but I used all mine up for the puree.