This watermelon variation on a classic Cuban mojito is cool enough for the hottest summer days.more
fresh mint leaves, torn
thick slices fresh watermelon, separated
ounces light rum
cup simple syrup
tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Sprigs of mint, slices of lime and wedges of watermelon, for serving
Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a large pitcher. Remove the rinds and seeds of the watermelon. Put the fruit into a food processor fitted with the steel blade and puree. Pour 2 cups of pureed watermelon into the pitcher with the mint. Add the the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice and stir to combine. Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. lime slices and wedges of watermelon. Serve.