Watermelon, mint, lime juice and rum come together in this refreshing watermelon mojito. It is the perfect cocktail for the end of summer.
The last day of summer is nearly upon us. Let us toast this second to last day with a cocktail that is nothing but summer – watermelon mojito! Watermelon and mint pair exceptionally well together, which I hadn’t discovered until my first sip of this beverage. This cocktail was the perfect way to use up some watermelon that was starting to get a bit mushy and was most appreciated while watching some Saturday college football.
Speaking of which, what a great day for the Big Ten Conference yesterday especially Indiana. Unranked and beat #18 Mizzou! There were a few other exciting games that ended in upsets yesterday too and most of the other Big Ten Teams pulled off wins as well – 12 wins and only one loss (Michigan). Ohio State had a bye week but I still had a great time watching all the other games.
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1 cup chopped watermelon, seeded
1-1/2 fl. oz. white rum
1/2 cup club soda
8 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1/2 Tbsp sugar, honey, or desired sweetener
- In a blender, process watermelon until smooth. Stir in rum and club soda. Set aside.
- In the bottom of a glass, place mint leaves, 3 lime wedges, and sugar. Crush with a muddler (or something blunt).
- Add ice to the glass and pour in blended mixture. Serve with an additional sprig of mint and lime wedge.
Source: Adapted from my Strawberry Mojito.