Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup!

Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup

Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup is

a refreshing cocktail for summertime sipping!

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This cocktail (or mocktail), starts with fresh watermelon puree!

To make your puree, cut your watermelon into chunks and toss in a blender and puree until smooth. Pass watermelon through a strainer, discarding pulp and reserving watermelon liquid. Keep watermelon puree in the fridge to mix with sparkling water/soda or lemonade.

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A traditional mojito is made by muddling mint leaves with sugar and lime. Instead of muddling your mint leaves, make an easy mint-infused simple syrup to keep on hand in the refrigerator.

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Herb-infused simple syrups are easy to mix for flavoring and sweetening your beverages at the same time! Simple syrups are simply equal parts water and sugar, heating until sugar is dissolved. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

 Try mint, rosemary or lavender-infused syrup to add to your lemonade, iced tea or cocktail. Directions here.

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Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup

To ice filled glass add:

1/2 cup (4 ounces) fresh watermelon puree

Juice of half a lime

1 1/2 – 2 ounces light rum

2 ounces mint simple syrup, or to taste

Sparkling water or soda to top off, (I used a lime flavored sparkling water)

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Garnish with mint, lime or watermelon wedge if desired

For a mocktail, omit rum and add additional sparkling water/soda

Stir, Sip and Enjoy!

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For more summer watermelon recipes

 click on the links for a taste!

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Gazpacho

Watermelon Goat Cheese Bites

Goat Cheese-Melon Party Bites

Shrimp Salad over Zesty Watermelon

Shrimp Salad over Zesty Watermelon

Watermelon Fish Centerpiece

Catch & Release a

Watermelon Fish Centerpiece

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In celebration of Bee Season, Garden Bouquets and

 Summertime Sipping, I’m giving away 2 sets of 4

Quattro Stagioni Canning Jars!

To enter to win, leave a comment HERE.

Winners will be chosen August 8th.

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  19 comments for “Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup!

  1. July 30, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Watermelon mojito! Instant refresher for these hot and humid days! Wonderful!

  2. July 30, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Watermelon is my favorit of all summer refreshers! I will surely make the Mojito! We have lots of mint, watermelon, it doesn’t get better than this!🌴🍉

  3. July 30, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Yum, I need to try that drink. I have the watermelon, mint and rum.

  4. Susie
    July 30, 2014 at 7:50 am

    …and I just purchased a watermelon! Woo-hoo!
    Thanks for this great recipe–perfect for summer by the “rivah”

  5. July 30, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Love watermelon this time of year!

  6. July 30, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Love, LOVE watermelon! Your photos are, once again, scrumptious!!!! Now I’ll go enter the give away, thanks!!!!

  7. July 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Cheers, I’ll have a watermelon mojito, Mary. I’d love to try a bite of each of the other refreshing watermelon recipes, too.

  8. July 30, 2014 at 9:12 am

    This sounds like heaven Mary! I love the idea of the mint infused simple syrup handy in the fridge too~this will be perfect for hot and steamy August!
    There is something about watermelon that just makes you instantly smile~its sort of like a symbol of fun and relaxation!
    Jenna

  9. July 30, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    How refreshing!
    Thanks for the idea…I do make Agua Fresca with watermelon but had not thought of mojitos…!

  10. July 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Where did you get the cute jars for the watermelon mojito pictures?

  11. July 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm
  12. July 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Mary, we have several watermelons ready to be picked from our garden. I have a feeling that they are going to end up being pureed in the blender, thanks to you! :)

  13. Elizabeth
    July 30, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Sounds delicious and love the jar presentation!

  14. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    July 30, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Yes please, it’s 5 o’clock here… oh wait a minute… it’s after 6 o’clock, I can have two:@)

  15. July 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    It all looks so good!

  16. July 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I just had a “regular” mojito last weekend in Beaufort, SC…it was this restaurant’s specialty…the Watermelon Mojito sounds wonderful…love all of your “watermelon recipes” and that adorable “watermelon fish centerpiece”…what a showstopper!…

  17. Rattlebridge Farm
    July 31, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Lynn’s comment above made me smile! Mary, your mojito looks refreshing, and all of the melon photos are such a pleasure to view. I hope you are enjoying our Southern summer!

  18. August 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    love your pics, those green straws look so lush with the red, fabulous darling, and it looks cold, wheres the hot mocha drinks for foggy days out west?

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