Updated: Jun 29
You know what day It is, Thirsty Thursday. I mix this incredible drink at my home bar. I love me a good Mojito. Mojito is excellent all by themselves thanks to the use of mint, and well, rum. What happens when you add juicy, sweet watermelon to the mix? You may as well be carried to a tropical island on the beach, sipping on these watermelon mojitos while staring into the deep, clear blue sea. This watermelon Mojito is a for sure summertime drink. Watermelon Mojitos are best made fresh, without a mix. Like all great things, a Watermelon Mojito needs just a few simple ingredients, producing the most amazing summer flavor.
For a Single Serving:
2-3 Sprigs of Fresh Mint leaves and stems + more for garnish
1/2 Lime cut into quarters
1/2 oz Simple Syrup*
2 oz Light Rum
3 oz Watermelon Purée** seedless
For a Pitcher or Six Servings:
A Fist Full of Fresh Mint leaves and stems + more for garnish
3 Limes cut into quarters
1/3 C (Simple Syrup* or to taste
1 1/2 Cup Light Rum
2 Cup Watermelon Purée
Club Soda I use about 1 1/2 C to top the pitcher
For a Single:
In a cocktail shaker, or cocktail mixing glass, layer the cut lime wedges, and mint springs. Pour in the simple syrup and use a muddler to muddle the mixture for about 30 seconds. The goal is to squeeze out the lime juice and to allow the mint to release its oils.
Add the light rum to the muddled mixture, then using a fine mesh strainer, strain in the puréed watermelon (save the solids for a smoothie!). Add crushed ice then shake or stir. Strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with Club Soda. Stir. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and mint stem.
For a Pitcher:
In a large Ball jar, layer the cut lime wedges, and mint springs. Pour in the simple syrup and use a muddler to muddle the mixture for about 30 seconds. The goal is to squeeze out the lime juice and to allow the mint to release its oils. Add the light rum and to the muddled mixture. Stir. Strain into a pitcher.
Into the pitcher, use a fine mesh strainer to strain in the watermelon puree (save the solids for a smoothie!). Stir, add ice (or add ice to individual glasses) and top with club soda. Serve right away.
How to Make a Watermelon Mojito Mocktail Without Alcohol
You can make a watermelon mojito with no alcohol and still have the same incredible flavor you crave! A virgin mojito is just as high as the real thing.
To make a mojito mocktail, replace the rum with white grape juice, Pineapple Juice, Apple Juice. Follow the recipe in the printable recipe card below!
You can also simply skip the rum and add more club soda or sparkling water and simple syrup to taste.
Make it Frozen
You can make it frozen! Just add ice to the watermelon puree in your food processor. Blend with rum and pure sugar and pour over mint.