If you love a classic mojito, then you will absolutely LOVE this easy refreshing Watermelon Mojito. This vibrant summer cocktail has a sweet yet subtle melon flavor that pairs perfectly with the mint and lime of a traditional mojito.
the main ingredients
This cocktail is pretty simple to make. You don’t even need a cocktail shaker to make it! Before making this watermelon mojito, you’ll want to gather the following ingredients:
- Fresh, Sweet Watermelon
- Agave Nectar
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Granulated Sugar
- Lime Juice
- White Rum
- Lime Seltzer
- Crushed Ice
making the watermelon puree
The key to making this tropical cocktail, start by cubing your ripe, fresh watermelon. The trick to a good cocktail is ripe watermelon! If your watermelon isn’t ripe, the flavor won’t be as potent.
Then, blend the cubed watermelon with about 1 tablespoon of agave nectar until it becomes a puree. You’ll want to set this aside while you prep the other mojito ingredients.
muddle the mint
The next steps are pretty much the same as a traditional mojito. You’ll muddle the fresh mint leaves with the sugar and the lime juice in the bottom of your glass. If you don’t have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon to do this.
Then add in the white rum and the lime seltzer. Be sure to leave about 1-2 inches of room at the top of the glass. Pour in the blended watermelon (about 2-3 tbsp per glass) and top off the cocktail with crushed ice. You can also garnish this easy refreshing watermelon mojito with some more mint leaves!
tips & tricks
Yes! The white rum in this recipe can be omitted. Make the rest of the recipe according to the instructions.
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- 1/2 cup fresh cubed watermelon
- 1 tbsp agave
- 8 mint leaves
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1 shot of white rum
- 4-6 oz lime seltzer
- Crushed Ice
- Blend the fresh watermelon with 1 tbsp agave. Set aside.
- Muddle 6-8 mint leaves with the sugar and the lime juice in the bottom of your glass.
- Add in the white rum and the lime seltzer, making sure to leave 1-2 inches of room at the top of the glass.
- Pour in the blended watermelon (about 2-3 tbsp per glass) and top off with crushed ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 0g
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