Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup!

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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.

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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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Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup

Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup is a refreshing cocktail for summertime sipping!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: cocktail
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, mint julep, mojito, rum, simple syrup, summer, watermelon
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • Watermelon puree
  • Juice ½ lime
  • 1 1/2 - 2 oz. light rum
  • 2 oz. mint simple syrup or more to taste
  • Sparkling water, plain or lime flavored

Instructions

For Watermelon Mojito:

  • 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 more to taste
  • Sparkling water to top off, (plain or lime flavored sparkling water)
  • Garnish with mint, lime or watermelon wedge if desired

For watermelon puree:

  • Cut seedless watermelon into chunks.
  • Add to 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 or lemonade.

Mint-infused simple syrup:

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • In a small sauce pan, combine mint with sugar and water; bring to a boil until sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove pan from the heat and allow to cool. Strain through fine mesh sieve and store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Notes

For a mocktail, omit rum and add additional sparkling water.
 

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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 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! :)

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

    Sounds delicious and love the jar presentation!

  13. 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:@)

  14. July 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    It all looks so good!

  15. 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!…

  16. 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!

  17. 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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