Beat the heat with this refreshing Watermelon Mojito recipe!
C’mon, I know it’s already August, but summer isn’t over yet! Yes, there are school supplies to be purchased, and deadlines and late fees for fall activities are bearing down on us at every turn. But let’s savor these last few weeks of visits to the pool, s’mores, bonfires and lazy nights in the backyard before the crazy school schedules start again. And what better way to appreciate these dwindling days of summer than with a refreshing Watermelon Mojito in hand?
Many mojito recipes use simple syrup (which is a fine substitute) but I prefer superfine sugar in my version. A quick stir with fresh lime juice dissolves it nicely, and then I muddle a bit of mint and watermelon together before adding the rum and club soda. Don’t forget to float a few extra watermelon cubes in the glasses before serving. They are super tasty to snack on when the mojito is done.
Like it or not, school will be here before we know it, but this weekend you’ll find me on the patio enjoying a Watermelon Mojito and watching the sun go down with my kids. Who’s with me?
- 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
- 1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 6 pieces of watermelon, seeded and cut into 1 x 1" cubes, divided
- 10 mint leaves, divided
- 2 ounces white rum
- club soda
- Place sugar and lime juice in a collins glass. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add 2 watermelon chunks and 5 mint leaves to the glass and muddle. Fill glass with ice, pour in rum and top with club soda. Garnish with remaining watermelon and mint leaves.
Barely adapted from Food Network.
Serving Size:1 drink
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg