Watermelon Mojito with Mint Simple Syrup is
a refreshing cocktail for summertime sipping!
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.
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.
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.
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)
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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