Spring Cocktail :: Watermelon Mojitos

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Over the weekend we hosted an informal cinco de mayo get together for friends.  The weather was hot, a friend’s back garden was bursting with mint, and I had an open bottle of white rum.  What’s a girl to do except make mojitos?  Make watermolon mojitos!

This got a little juicy, but it is well worth the sticky puddles on your kitchen counter.  Fresh watermelon juice is a heavenly drink, pretty much like sunshine and summer breezes in a glass.  If you don’t have a juicer, you can use a blender or food processer to puree, then strain the juice.

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Watermelon Mojitos

Makes 2 refreshing adult beverages.  Leave out the rum and it’s a watermelon fizz fit for the whole family!

4-6 fresh mint leaves

1 teaspoon sugar

4 oz watermelon juice

2 oz lime juice

4 oz white rum

6 oz club soda

  • Muddle together the torn mint leaves and sugar.  Add to the bottom of a tall glass and add ice cubes.
  • Stir together watermelon, lime, and rum.  Add to glass.  Top with soda.  Garnish with a slice of watermelon and additional mint.
  • Depending on the sweetness of the watermelon and your sweet tooth, increase or decrease sugar.
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