If you love a classic mojito, then you will absolutely LOVE this easy refreshing Watermelon Mojito Mocktail. This vibrant summer drink has a sweet yet subtle melon flavor that pairs perfectly with the mint and lime of a traditional mojito. If you’d like to make this an alcoholic cocktail, white rum can easily be added in!
why we love this watermelon mojito
It’s summer, it’s hot out, and let’s be real…we all want a yummy cold drink in our hand. If you have some excess watermelon in your fridge, then you need to make the mocktail asap! This watermelon mojito is quick, refreshing, and super easy to make.
With juicy watermelon, tart lime juice, fresh mint, and sparkling seltzer…what’s not to love?
the mojito ingredients
This mocktail is pretty simple to make. You don’t even need a cocktail shaker to make it! Before making it, you’ll want to gather the following ingredients:
- Fresh, Sweet Watermelon
- Agave Nectar
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Granulated Sugar
- Lime Juice
- Lime Seltzer
- Crushed Ice
- White Rum– only if you’d like to make this alcoholic
This recipe can be technically made without any equipment (and some elbow grease) but it’s certainly faster with the following tools:
how to make this non-alcoholic watermelon mojito
making the watermelon puree
The first step to making this tropical mocktail (or cocktail), is to cube 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, nor will the drink be sweet.
Once cubed, blend up the 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.
serving the watermelon mojito
Next, add in the lime seltzer (and white rum if you’d like this to be a cocktail).
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 watermelon mojito mocktail with some more mint leaves!
tips & tricks
Yes! You can definitely add white rum to this recipe. Make the rest of the recipe according to the instructions.
This recipe makes 1 serving, although it can easily be doubled!
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- 1/2 cup fresh cubed ripe watermelon, see notes
- 1 tbsp agave nectar
- 8 fresh mint leaves
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 4-6 oz lime seltzer
- Crushed Ice
- 1 shot of white rum
- 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 lime seltzer (and rum if using), making sure to leave 1-2 inches of room at the top of the glass.
- Pour in the blended watermelon and agave mixture (about 2-3 tbsp per glass) and top off with crushed ice.
- For the best taste, ensure that the watermelon is ripe and sweet.
- If your watermelon isn't sweet, add more agave to the blended mixture to taste.
- If you don't have a muddler, you can use the back of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint leaves.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 mocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 0g
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