Watermelon Mojito

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We have TONS of mint in our herb garden and I really only use it in iced tea. A mojito is another wonderful use! This is a terrific summer cocktail- refreshing and sweet. The more the watermelon and mint are muddled into the sweetener the better- so much more flavor! This recipe was adapted from Fiesta at Rick’s: Fabulous Food for Great Times with Friends by Rick Bayless.

Yield: 1 drink

  • 1 sprig of fresh mint (about 10 leaves)
  • 1/2 cup cubed watermelon
  • 1 T (1/2 oz) simple syrup or agave nectar
  • 4 T (2 oz) white rum
  • 1 T (1/2 oz) lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • sparkling water
  1. Place mint leaves and watermelon cubes in a cocktail glass or a tall water glass. Top with agave nectar or simple syrup.
  2. Use a muddler or a handle of a wooden spoon to crush the mint and watermelon, releasing their flavor into the sweetener.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. Add rum and lime juice. Use a long-handled spoon to mix everything together.
  5. Top off each glass with sparkling water. Serve.

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About thebrookcook

I live in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island. I love garlic and baking. My hobby (and love) is to try new recipes. My favorite recipe resources include The New York Times, Food and Wine, and Martha Stewart Living.

13 responses to “Watermelon Mojito

  1. I have nominated you for wordpress family award for the awesomeness of your blog :). Please collect it here : http://simplyvegetarian777.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/wordpress-family-award/
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  2. THis looks and sounds like a great summertime cocktail. How could it not be with watermelon and mint? Coincidentally, I’ll be going to Bayless’s Frontera Grill for lunch tomorrow. I’ll tell him you said “Hi!” :)

  3. Beautiful picture. And ofcourse the concoction rocks :)

  4. Nice Drink
    Thanks For the recipe :)

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