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.
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.