Watermelon Mojito

This watermelon variation on a classic Cuban mojito is cool enough for the hottest summer days.

Watermelon Mojito

Photo by Greg H.

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  • 30

    fresh mint leaves, torn

  • 4

    thick slices fresh watermelon, separated

  • 12

    ounces light rum

  • ½

    cup simple syrup

  • 6

    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.


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